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Newport City Hall

Newport, RI

RGB was called upon to perform a facility analysis and code study for the City of Newport. The report found ADA, fire, and other code issues, which necessitated changes to the existing elevator. Three options for implementation were presented with different phasing requirements and anticipated costs. The City decided upon an elevator addition rather than an intrusive elevator replacement. The aesthetics of the planned addition were allowed to differ from the stone masonry of the historic hall because it would be difficult and costly to match the existing exterior.

Construction included the addition as well as some interior renovations, fire and ADA code upgrades, and exterior masonry restoration. RGB sought to combine the elevator, fire code upgrades, and masonry restoration under one bidding process in an effort to garner competitive bids and to provide an efficient construction schedule.

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