1605 Virginia St East
Charleston, West Virginia

Nitro High School

Competitively bid renovations to an existing high school consisting of renovations to two main entrances, renovated parking lot with new storm systems, new flagpole, window replacement, interior and exterior handicapped ramps and railings, sidewalk and stair replacement, exterior metal panels and new storefront with atrium.

Interior work consisted of heavy demolition of masonry walls to relocate and re-arranging the Commons, Art Room, ROTC Room, Cafeteria, and adding a Commons Area, additional lockers, and expanded cafeteria new lighting, relocated and new HVAC systems, new flooring, new display cases, controlled access for school security, increased electrical panels, and new art room furniture.

Most of all the work was completed while school was in session. Entrances, lunch lines, eating areas and sidewalks were staggered to allow students access to the school. Asbestos found during the start of the project delayed the start until abatement could be completed while students were not in session. Construction started in November 2013, and was completed August 2014. The project was initially over the owner’s budget, but thru some Value Engineering, JCSI was able to get the project within reach.