UPEL was a the meeting with the property manager and the security responsible from AEFE on September 20, 2018. Here is the summary.
The boundaries of the two terrains exist but there is no concrete plan with Qatar as to the realization of a physical and visible barrier. The question of the criteria of the limits posed by the associations concerning the size of the walls or their appearance could not be clarified. But negotiations are under way. Officials explain that the evacuation plan existing school allows pupils to be evacuated at best according to previous years. The evacuation plans and assembly points are well known by the students and the staff. No changes are planned.
The security work planned in the LFV’s main courtyard will last at least six months and separate the establishment from the street. It is mainly about improving safety at the LFV and separating pedestrian flows from the entrances and exits of vehicles (especially shuttles): this will be a buffer and closing space.
The agency will provide financial assistance. The part supported by the AEFE is to be specified. The associations insisted that parents fear rising school fees and prefer that the participation of the AEFE allow not to increase school fees to finance this project.
The external grid will be arranged so that there will be no more visibility inwards. As the future exit will not be in front of the current pedestrian crossing, the UPEL insists on the need to install a railing at the exit to prevent students from cross the street directly and cause considerable danger of accident. There will be a grid separating the two spaces (Lycée and Courtyard of Honor) which will be equipped with electric doors. In the future, students will have badges that will allow them to access the establishment.
The work will last about six months. To start, the Austrian authorities (Baupolizei) must give their agreement. UPEL strongly emphasized the fact of not perform work during exam periods. Regarding the yard, Mr. Favret authorizes Mr. Hémart to carry out a study on the watertightness of courtyard roof.
After the request from UPEL, Mr. Hémart will soon install probes that will measure the CO 2 content and temperature. Then, a study will be done to find the best of solutions.
The city of Vienna recognizes the need for renovation work and currently a study of the specifications.