Longo Labs Assists in Another VoTech School Science Lab Renovation
The Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools are a public school system accommodating the needs of students in Middlesex County, NJ. The first county vocational school system established in the United States, the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools has five campus’ made up of seven schools and are spread out in Edison, East Brunswick, Piscataway, Perth Amboy and Woodbridge. This district is home to more than 2,200 high school, adult and special needs students.
MCVTS schools were ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top high schools in the United States. The Edison campus was rated seventh best in the state of NJ for its Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technology. The Woodbridge campus of the Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences ranked 12th, earning a second consecutive year gold medal, while the Perth Amboy Campus earned a bronze medal for a third year.
In keeping with their highly acclaimed rating, the science labs in a few of the buildings were in need of a 21st century make-over. Some of the buildings date back to the 1930’s. With the SSP Architectural Group as the lead AIA firm for the project, they chose Longo Labs to provide their expertise in the furnishings for the new science classrooms. The products chosen for the renovation were:
Below are a few sketches of the project in the planning phase at the East Brunswick Campus. The design of any new or renovation project is crucial to ensure the space is conducive to encourage hands-on teaching and student innovation.
Fume Hoods serve as a critical piece of equipment in any new school lab building or renovation project. They provide safety to the students and teacher, as well as the environment. In addition, the ADA Air Foil Fume Hood is specifically designed to meet the needs of wheelchair operators.
Longo Labs has over 50 years experience with the design and installation of fume hoods and other lab furnishings to meet your high school science lab needs.
Pictured below is a stock photo of our Air Foil Fume Hood:
As with any school renovation project, quality is a high priority, but price is also a factor. With the use of the ESCNJ Purchasing Contract, high quality furnishings are attainable and cost is within budget.