Springfield Housing Authority Reed Village Exterior Restoration

SPRINGFIELD HOUSING AUTHORITY REED VILLAGE

SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

 
EXTERIOR RESTORATION
Siding and Trim| Windows | Porch Roofing | Site | Selective Sidewalks
 
Springfield Housing Authority's Reed Village 200-1 Family Housing comprising 200 units in 56 buildings of 4 different building types was built as part of the Veteran’s Housing Program in 1948. All buildings are wood framed above the concrete first floor and finished with wood clapboard siding and selected areas of brick masonry veneer accenting the building main entrances. The buildings are two story with the exception of 5 single story duplexes. Following comprehensive renovations in 1980 when the duplexes were converted to
accessible units, kitchens and baths in all units were renovated, vinyl siding was installed on the second floor exteriors and original wood windows were replaced with aluminum double hung windows.
 
Timothy Murphy Architects has provided architectural services to facilitate Springfield Housing Authority's proposal to transfer the 150 units, which are not Federal Section 8 Housing, to their Federal portfolio. The scope of service consists of design, bidding and construction documents and construction administration work necessary to complete the buildings' envelope component improvements. The scope of work includes replacement of the painted wood siding on the first floor exterior walls with new fiber cement board siding; replacement of vinyl siding installed on the second floor exterior walls with new PVC siding; replacement of buildings' aluminum windows with vinyl windows; replacement of gutters and downspouts with aluminum gutters and aluminum downspouts at second floor and PVC downspouts at first floor; installation of new dryer vents; and the replacement of the development's Administration building’s roof with PVC single ply membrane.
 
Springfield Housing Authority coordinated the installation of three new vinyl replacement windows to provide information about existing conditions and provide an opportunity to sample and test existing construction materials for hazardous material content. The three windows were chosen to indicate conditions at the three primary construction types, a window in the typical wood framed wall with exterior wood clapboard siding and interior plaster, a window installed in the typical wood framed wall with exterior vinyl siding and interior plaster with a tub surround and a window installed in the typical wood framed wall with brick veneer. Information about the existing conditions obtained from the demonstration window replacement provided the basis of construction details for the exterior improvements project.