An expanded hazardous material abatement process will result in changes to the Miller-Driscoll renovation project’s timeline and it will dip into the project’s contingency budget to cover expanded costs. However, there is no increase in the cost of the project and the budget’s bottom line will remain unchanged, according to Chris Burney, Wilton’s director of facilities and energy management.
“Early in the project this committee did commit to an abatement process which would eliminate identifiable hazardous materials,” Burney said at the building committee meeting on April 7. In addition to the areas that have already been defined as having hazardous materials, such as window caulking, tests will be conducted on areas where there are suspected hazardous materials. This would take the project far beyond requirements set by federal and state requirements in that testing would take place in areas that are not impacted by construction.