Join RICSI on a tour of renovation project at the Providence Public Library (PPL) – the original library building, which opened in 1900, has only seen one major renovation in 1953. There was much room for updating in a structure that has not experienced a major renovation in sixty-six years.
The focus is to create a state-of-the-art learning/training setting with an introduction of technology and innovation. Many of the code compliant upgrades and life safety measures will not be apparent to the general public but we will be given as breakdown of the many systems upgraded as part of this project. These systems feature bigger windows, upgraded safety features, increased accessibility for people with disabilities, clearer way-finding, temperature-controlled spaces for the special collections, improved stacks, new exhibition space and more. All in an effort to save energy and provide an environment conducive to supporting the PPL Mission, Vision and Values.
WHEN September 18, 2019
5:00 pm Tour at PPL; 6:30 pm Dinner; 7:15 Presentation; 8:15 Q&A.
WHERE Providence Place Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903 (dinner and presentation to follow at Via Roma (308 Atwells Avenue, Prov)
Gather at the entrance on Washington Street. Closed toed shoes. Please note any food allergies.
WALK-INS Member $35, Non-Member $45 Non attendance billed at prevailing rate
AIA CEU: 2 LU_HSW pending from AIA
Learning Objective 1 – Tour of an 83,000-square foot building that will address the required updates to the life safety systems required by code for this place of assembly.
Learning Objective 2 – Review and discussion of the upgrades and modernization of these 65-year-old buildings into the 21st century. These updates (egress, energy efficiencies & infrastructure improvements) are for the public and special collections to allow these archives to be maintained for future generations.
Learning Objective 3 – Review and discussion of project features; including significant structural modifications to create a new atrium, structural loading for the hundreds of thousand books housed on the shelves.
Learning Objective 4 – Discussion of logistics to minimize disruption to an active library during construction; maintaining access while keeping the public safe during the renovation. as well as upgrades to the building’s mechanical systems
CSI members are experts in building construction and the materials used therein and are dedicated to improving the communication of construction information.