Client:School Board of Monroe County
Location :Key West, Florida
Budget :$37,101,095
Architect :Harvard Jolly
Completion :July 2019

Monroe County Schools Gerald Adams Elementary School

The new Gerald Adams Elementary School will provide a state-of-the-art 21st century learning environment for the community. Currently the project is 75% complete, the school is built as a multi-structure, two-story facility incorporating the latest features in flexible learning spaces, technology and security as well as being designed to provide a safe, environmentally friendly campus.

The new school is being constructed on the existing school site, allowing the existing structures to be utilized during construction. The existing school buildings will be razed once the new school building is complete to allow for redevelopment of the site. This required the work on this project to be phased in a way to not disrupt school activities during the construction process. Utilities and other critical infrastructure have been designed to enable potential future expansion on the property. The new school facility is being built based on the specified Green Globes standards. Construction began in the Summer of 2017, with Phase I (new building) completion scheduled for November 21, 2018 and Phase II (site improvements) scheduled to be completed in July, 2019.

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CURRENT STATUS (as of 1/30/19)

Through January 2019, the new building was officially occupied. At the interior of the new building, the team worked toward completing remaining punch list items. Punch list is now approximately 98% complete. Final warranty items and various MCSD changes are currently being worked on. At the exterior of the new building, perimeter fencing was completed and the school was secured. The temporary staff parking lot and parent drop-off loop was completed and is working out well.

Phase II demolition work commenced after the asbestos within the old GAE building was successfully abated. A wet demolition strategy is being used to minimize dust. Phase II site work, utility work, and canopy fabrication is to follow.