Monroe County School District Transportation & Internal Services Facility
This project consisted of the demolition of an existing two-story building as well as restoration of the “brownfield” site which is adjacent to a residential area to accommodate a new Transportation and Internal Services Facility. The new 22,382 SF facility boasts a garage with three full bus and white fleet service bays, two bus lifts, a bus wash, 13 bus spaces, and 12 vehicle spaces. In addition, a fueling station with underground fuel storage was also constructed. Aside from vehicle maintenance and fueling, the facility includes a two-story warehouse complete with loading docks as well as offices and conference areas for Monroe County School District transportation and purchasing staff. The new building was elevated to address potential storm surge in the environmentally sensitive area of Key West / Stock Island and includes keyless, secure entry to motorized property gates and building entries as well as a distributed antenna system to boost radio signals for first responders in the event of an emergency.
This project was designed and constructed in the spirit of Green Globes. Sustainable systems / components include low VOC flooring, LED light fixtures with occupancy sensors and high Solar Reflective Index (SRI) value roof materials. In addition, the site was a “brownfield” site requiring environmental engineering to remove contaminants as part of Ajax’s scope of work.
The site was a “brownfield” which was contaminated with a ground water petroleum plume. This required Ajax to engage an environmental engineer to develop and help implement a plan to mitigate and restore the site. The efforts included excavating and removing contaminated soils, monitoring the site with semi-permanent test vents, and the use of Oxygen Releasing Pellets. Testing and documentation was transmitted in a report to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for validation of the decontamination efforts.