February 18, 2019

Asbestos removal projects planned for Roundhouse

One asbestos removal project was approved while another was let out to bid by the school board for the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse project during a meeting Monday.

The board approved a quote of $22,992 from REW Services of Ankeny to remove asbestos from thermal pipe insulation at the high school gym. The board also let out to bid an estimated $122,500 project to remove asbestos from the asphalt of the indoor running track at the Roundhouse.

Both projects were bid separately than the general construction project going on now as this work is done by specific asbestos removal companies.

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Two asbestos removal projects are planned for the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse as it undergoes a renovation. The Marshalltown School Board discusses the matter during a meeting Monday.

“Asbestos abatement is always a component of our construction projects,” said Rick Simpson, director of buildings and grounds with the district.

The thermal pipe asbestos removal is expected to be done at night and on weekends in May while the asphalt track asbestos removal is a June project, after bids are approved on May 5.

Simpson said the asphalt asbestos removal work will not slow up the general contractor working on the Roundhouse renovation as they plan to work on opposite ends of the facility.

“It’s not holding up construction,” Simpson said.

The asbestos removal items were the only two agenda items aside from policy work during a brief regular meeting of the board. The next regular meeting of the school board will be at 5:30 p.m. May 5 at Miller Middle School.

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Asbestos removal projects planned for Roundhouse

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