Schoenbar Middle School

Client: Ketchikan Gateway Borough

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska

Type: Retrofit Construction, Reroofing, Cladding, Fenestration

Services: Moisture Intrusion Investigation, Building Envelope Survey, Testing & Analysis, Litigation Support, Retrofit Construction Design, Application Monitoring

BET&R was engaged to conduct an extensive investigation of moisture intrusion issues, as well as a thorough survey of building envelope components for a problematic, recently retrofit public middle school in Alaska. Following BET&Rís intensive investigation work, the project was split into two parts: one, a comprehensive retrofit for which BET&R provided all design, construction management, and monitoring services; and the other a concerted litigation support effort to help the school district recover costs related to the necessary retrofit work. BET&Rís involvement in this time- and politically-sensitive project included production of a full set of construction documents, including general and technical specifications and detail drawings, coordination with local and state building officials, code compliant design for high-wind and snow-load zones, bid administration and coordination, and ongoing construction administration, including change order review and RFI response. Litigation support services included documentation and analysis of conditions on site, technical consultation to attorneys, and participation in ongoing mediation efforts.