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Disaster Response
Hurricanes Francis & Jeanne
October 13, 2015

EE&G was retained by The School Board of St. Lucie County to provide emergency response services after the impact of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. As a result of significant water intrusion, EE&G managed and conducted a massive cleanup operation which included a room-by-room, building-by-building assessment and remediation of water-damaged materials and Assumed Mold Growth (AMG) in 39 schools. The remediation aspect of the project involved selective demolition of building materials and subsequent re-build.

The purpose of the project was to improve the indoor air quality for St. Lucie County school children and staff. In order to provide optimum indoor air quality, EE&G selectively demolished water-impacted materials (i.e., drywall/sheet rock, carpet, floor tiles, ceiling, etc.) and evaluated HVAC systems and building envelopes to assess possible areas of water/moisture intrusion. Additionally the project involved selective exterior demolition on 60 portable classrooms and demolition of approximately 90 portables where the costs to remediate exceeded the replacement costs.

EE&G provided the following services:

  • Comprehensive inspection and assessment of 39 schools and related offices to determine drywall/sheet rock and other building materials to be removed.
  • Developed a written scope of work and procured the services of qualified contractors employing nearly 800 persons for drying and dehumidification, demolition of water damaged building materials, replacement of building materials and cleaning of all non-porous materials.
  • Duct Cleaning
  • Provided turn-key design/building services.
  • Supervised asbestos abatement and conducted air monitoring.
  • Coordinated project with School District’s facility management.
  • Provided project communication liaison with principals, County and EE&G.
  • Presented IAQ information at press conference on behalf of School District.

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