James Lick Middle School Modernization

This project included upgrading the building for seismic safety, installing new fire safety systems, repairing and replacing electrical and plumbing systems, and improving accessibility for students with disabilities. Reinforced concrete shear walls were built and structural steel collector beams were installed on every floor to transfer the load along the building’s corridors. A new elevator was constructed with its mechanism on the roof inside a tower that also reflects the historical look of the building. Another elevator outside the building was built and connects to the upper floors via a bridge. Other modernization work on the 100,000 square foot, three-story building included installation of ramps, rails and wheelchair lifts. The accessibility upgrades were the first for JLMS, and brought the school into compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. The school’s band room, which was formerly only accessible from an exterior stairwell, is now connected to the rest of the school’s interior.

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