Work begins on Fairmount Home HVAC upgrade project
Crews from contractor E.S. Fox Ltd. replaced large HVAC components on the roof of Fairmount Home this week.
The four-day operation involved the presence of heavy trucks for the delivery and removal of large HVAC components and the use of large cranes for lifting equipment on and off the roof.
There was some disruption to staff parking areas during the work but minimal disruption to residents or their visitors. The heavy equipment-lift is just one part of the larger project which is expected to be complete near the end of the year.
When complete, the upgrades will reduce operating costs for taxpayers, reduce environmental impact for future generations, improve indoor air quality for residents, and help to further extend the useful service life of the buildings.
Total cost for the upgrades is $1.4 million. $1.2 million comes from the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. $86,000 comes from the Frontenac County Capital Replacement Reserve. $184,000 will come from the City of Kingston.
The Fairmount HVAC project is just one of the improvements project underway at Frontenac County campus in Glenburnie. Also underway is a $5-million joint administration facility renovation build and a $2.5-million Frontenac Paramedics station.
Read more about this and other ongoing Frontenac County campus redevelopment projects HERE.