EI recently assisted the South Orange Maplewood School District with window replacement projects at two 1920’s era school facilities. This project involved the replacement of aged and failing window systems at South Orange Maplewood’s Clinton Elementary and Maplewood Middle Schools. All projects received 40% state funding through Round IV of the NJSDA ROD Grant program.
Although not identified as landmark buildings these schools are historically significant structures which required aesthetic considerations, a strong understanding of existing conditions including hazardous materials, and careful attention to detail. The replacement window systems consisted of modern, double-glazed units, with many custom window types, sizes, configurations and panning trims to address unique jamb, head and sill profiles and window shapes. To maintain consistent with the period architecture, double hung windows were specified for each of the schools. Because of significant window fabrication lead times a majority of the construction was phased and executed from September through November during after-school hours.