Bethlehem Central School District Repair Work

Delmar, NY

  • Capabilities

    Investigation & Inspection, Renovations, Repair, Restoration

  • Markets

    K-12

Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis provided structural design services relating to the emergency stabilization of the Bethlehem Middle School front entrance. The stone cornice at the roof pediment was deteriorated and required repairs after several pieces fell and became a safety concern.

Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis performed site visits and assisted the school district in selecting a Contractor to provide tasks to stabilize potential conditions. The full scope of the repair work was not approved by voters under this referendum.

Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis was again retained under another referendum to provide structural design services as part of the district’s capital improvement plan in 2013. Our scope included structural evaluation of the existing roofs and design for reinforcing, design of masonry repairs for the Middle School façade and several chimneys (implementing our earlier investigation in 2007), structural design for additions and new buildings, and column repair at the bus garage.

Bethlehem CSD
Bethlehem CSD
Bethlehem CSD
Bethlehem CSD

The masonry projects for the school district included structural services relating to:

  • Removal and replacement of parapet cast stone. Rebuilt deteriorated portions of the backup wall. Repoint mortar joints in backup wall. Provided structural connection of the parapet wall to the roof framing.
  • Removal and replacement of coping stones. Through-wall flashing below coping, and weathercap at coping head joints.
  • Repointed cast-stone mortar joints above horizontal cornice. Installed patching material at deteriorated portions of horizontal and raked cornice. Replacement of horizontal cornice roofing. Anchors mechanically anchored.
  • Design of masonry repairs for chimneys at the Middle School and two elementary schools. Design of masonry repairs for the roof edge at one elementary school and the corroded lintel at another elementary school.
Bethlehem CSD
Bethlehem CSD