In early June, ARC’s Grand Junction team started abating the asbestos on 40,000 square feet of floor tile and mastic in Central High School. Prior to our set-up and abatement work, Mesa Movers emptied each classroom and cleared the walls so we could quickly move in and start set-up. Our work is alongside FCI Constructors, the GC, to ensure each of our four abatement phases finishes in time for the flooring contractor to lay new flooring. The first phase of work was on the 2nd floor, and nearly 37 percent of the tile removal work was completed by hand because we were unable to get the floor scraping machine up there. The six-figure project progressed smoothly, and everyone worked together to meet deadlines. Phase 1 started June 5th and was completed June 25th. The secondary containments in Phases 2-4 include auditorium isles, hallway, storage and behind the stage. According to a February 20, 2019 article in the Grand Junction Sentinel, Central High School will receive $700,000 in upgrades and renovations to boost its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program. Central became the first STEM-certified campus in Colorado in 2018. Read the complete story here.