What’s Happening in December on Site for the New Lower & Upper Elementary Schools?

Swampscott School Building Project 

New Upper & Lower Elementary Schools 

 December 2021 

What’s Happening On The Site 

Exciting events are happening as we begin to build our new school! We will be sending out  regular notices to make sure you are kept informed about activity on the Stanley School site.  

During the month of December, engineers will be conducting survey, soil and geotechnical tests  around the school property and materials inspection/surveying inside the building. 

Early December  

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Digging test pits  

WHAT IS THIS FOR: Soil samples will help the team understand the quality and permeability of the  soil, inform stormwater system and the foundation design 

WHAT TO EXPECT: Pinflags and paint marking possible test locations; at multiple locations a 2-8’  hole will be dug, soil will be collected and then the ground will be restored; small machinery will  be used; work will occur over 5 days 

Mid December 

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Ground penetrating radar and geotech drilling 

WHAT IS THIS FOR: To map ledge and soil characteristics to inform ledge removal and structural  foundation design 

WHAT TO EXPECT: Noiseless radar survey and geotech drilling to be coordinated with the school  schedule, to minimize disruption 

Mid-late December 

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Geothermal well test bore 

WHAT IS THIS FOR: To provide soil thermal transfer characteristics data used to design the size  and layout of the geothermal well field that will be used to heat/cool the school WHAT TO EXPECT: Work to occur at NW corner of site; 4-5 days of drilling; 1-2 days of restoration;  the area will be temporarily fenced off 

Winter Vacation: 

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Pre-demolition materials survey 

WHAT IS THIS FOR: To determine how/what removal of building will entail 

WHAT TO EXPECT: Noiseless work inside the school 

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