Hyde Park Community is a beautiful, awe inspiring, and historic facility through which ministry extends into the community, our city, nation and world. Caring for our facilities, The Property Team, of the Servant Leadership Board, has contracted with Peck Hannaford + Briggs to replace the HVAC pipes in the refectory (Phase 1 of 3); and Central Insulation Systems, Inc. (CIS, www.centralinsulation.com) to abate the asbestos that lies in the pathway of the pipe work.
CIS will begin the asbestos abatement on October 1, with an anticipated completion date of October 25. During this time the Refectory will be closed to the public. For a building the age of HPC, asbestos abatement is common and safe.
CIS will work on the abatement Monday – Friday, Noon – 8: 30pm, in compliance with all EPA regulations. All ministries and programs will continue, with alternatives/adjustments for those who use the refectory. In addition, as a second layer of safety, the Property Team is in the process of securing a bid from Sierra Environment Group to have oversight of, and test weekly, the air quality surrounding the refectory.
Upon the completion of the asbestos abatement Peck Hannaford + Briggs will begin the HVAC pipe replacement. The pipe replacement is expected to take three weeks with an anticipated completion date of November 15. During this phase of the work the Refectory will be closed to the public. In addition Peck, Hannaford + Briggs will create 4 zones, installing controls that will allow us to adjust temperature in one zone without effecting another.
As we begin this work we appreciate your patience and understanding as it relates to the inaccessibility of the refectory. Please let me know if you have any questions. May God’s blessings abound as HPCUMC continues to be a transforming presence in our community, nation, and world.