PAST Foundation

DAYTON, OHIO

LOCATION

Dayton, Ohio

COMPLETION

2022

MARKET

Education

SQ. FT.

4600

PROJECT OVERVIEW

PAST’s Innovation Lab was named as a promising example to “Re-imagine High School” as featured in Forbes. Ferguson Construction was hired in 2022 to renovate the current space to expand learning opportunities for students. 

The original floor, which was to be cleaned up and repurposed, had slope issues. The process of grinding down and cleaning up the floor took much longer than originally anticipated. One area had to be saw cut, chipped away then infilled with polishable, self-leveling floor fill. The end product was slightly different than the adjacent concrete but more cost effective, allowing us to stay on budget. 

 

CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

  1. The existing slab that was to be cleaned up and polished as the final floor product had major slope issues as it used to be a loading dock area and was sloped towards the edge of the building. 
  2. A prior roof leak had left the metal decking rusted with some minor holes showing through to the insulation and roof system above.

  1. The process of grinding down and cleaning up the floor took much longer than anticipated. An area of the floor in front of the new huddle rooms had to be saw cut and chipped away then infilled with a polishable self-leveling floor fill. The end product was slightly different than the adjacent concrete but was much more cost effective.
  2. The parts of the decking affected were cut out as needed and in-filled with a hardening putty that could be painted to match the rest of the ceiling. This would have been an eyesore if left unfinished but due to the dry-fall paint, the final product blended together seemlessly. 

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