To the Zervas Community:

Thank you for your interest in the Zervas Elementary School Design and Construction Project.

The next regular project construction update meeting will be on JUNE 8th at 7:00PM, followed by the regular WAC meeting at 7:30PM. Note: The meetings noted above will be at the Waban Area Library Center which is located at 1608 Beacon Street in Newton. For your reference, a flyer with construction updates and images has been posted to this website under the ‘agendas’ tab.

Since the last e-mail, here is a quick progress update of construction development. Exterior building work is just about done with masonry, window and storefront installation complete. Roofing and exterior panels are almost done with punch list work pending. In terms of interior construction progress, MEP/FP systems, gypsum wall board, flooring, painting and door and hardware activities are complete as well as work at Stairs A, B and C. Elevator work is complete and an inspection is scheduled for early June. The heating system is operating and balancing is scheduled for early June.

Site trailers have been removed and permanent fencing has been installed. The existing catch basin on Beethoven Ave is in progress. Work on Beethoven Ave has begun and is expected to be complete by early June. With regard to Beacon Street and Beethoven Avenue intersection improvements, the contractor is expected to start work in mid-June. Note that will be other work happening on Beacon Street, separate from the Zervas building project, which is being coordinated by DPW.  Site work is ongoing, including playground equipment. Landscape work is ongoing and is expected to be done by the beginning of July. Parking lot paving is scheduled on June 19 with a rain date of June 20.

Furniture and technology deliveries are scheduled to take place mid-July through mid-August, with one delivery scheduled for June 19.

If anyone has any questions, please contact Paul Ferolito at Newton Public Buildings (857) 404-4220.

Note that the Zervas project webcam has been set up and is operational: http://oxblue.com/open/Rich/Zervas