New roofing, security systems and steel beams are in the works for ASD projects

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) Summer construction projects aren't just limited to the roads — across the Anchorage School District several buildings are undergoing improvements and maintenance.

William Gluemac, Maintenance Project Manager for the district says seven schools have been painted this summer.

Schools are typically painted every 15 years.

He said Ravenwood, Homestead and Baxter elementary schools have all been outfitted as part of a pilot program with access control projects.

Which is essentially a security system upgrade, "They’ll be receiving a key fob that allows us to lock down the building instantaneously," Gluemac said.

Roofers are working on a complete overhaul at Huffman Elementary School.

The project manager says the current roof had portions dating back to the 1970's.

"This is a much more robust roof, it carries a 30-year-warranty and essentially should be bullet proof when we leave here," Project Manager, Bob Halpin said.

One of the largest projects happening within the district includes seismic upgrades to the library at Romig Middle School and West High.

Contractors said steel beams and large columns are being added for support.

School staff said because the project is extensive the library is not expected to be finished during the fall semester.

Two modified libraries have been spread across the campus.

The headline of this article has been revised to correct a spelling error.

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