Feb. 9, 2021

Feb. 1, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: PE equipment awaits being moved into the PE office, which is being prepared with shelving to store the equipment.

    PE equipment on gym floor

    storage shelves being installed

    Photo 3: fixtures have been installed and touch-ups in the bathrooms have been finalized.

    finished bathroom sink area

    Photo 4: installation of fencing and landscaping is complete as the exterior of the gym receives its final touches.

    finished gym exterior

Jan. 26, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: the gym floor has been striped and final coat of varnish applied.

    finished gym floor to west

    finished gym floor to east

    Photo 3: the bathrooms and corridor are being touched up prior to substantial completion.

    touching up bathrooms and corridor

    Photos 4 and 5: fencing and landscaping are adding final touches to the gym exterior.

    exterior gym fencing

    exterior gym landscaping preparation

Jan. 20, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: bike racks have been installed and fencing is starting to be erected around the gym and exterior HVAC equipment.

    fencing installation around gym

    crew members install fence posts

    Photo 3: the bus dropoff/parking lot extension has been striped.

    aerial view of parking lot extension and gym

    Photo 4: a crew member cleans the gym's floor to prepare for painting and final coating.

    cleaning gym floor

Jan. 11, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: sealing of the wood floor in the gym is complete; striping for basketball and volleyball is coming up.

    wood floor polished

    installed wood floor

    Photos 3 and 4: outside, landscaping is being placed and final grading smooths out areas around the gym.

    west side of gym

    front of gym

Jan. 5, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: the wood floor for the gym has been installed. Buckets of sealant await application.

    wood floor installed

    installed wood floor

    Photo 3: electrical and security lines continue to be worked on. Control switch panels have been installed.

    electrical work in corridor

    Photos 4-5: installation of bathroom doors and fixtures is complete, and soap and towel dispensers have been installed at the sinks.

    ADA, gender-neutral bathroom stalls

    dispensers installed at sinks

Dec. 28, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: assembly of the wood floor for the gym has begun.

    start of wood floor assembly

    preparing for wood floor assembly

    Photo 3: irrigation is being installed for the landscaping around the gym.

    irrigation installation around gym

Dec. 21, 2020

  • Photo 1: the wood for the gym floor continues to condition as most equipment has been cleared from the building.

    wood for flooring continues to condition

    Photo 2: blades for the ceiling fan have been attached; the fan is now running to help condition the space.

    ceiling fan in operation

    Photo 3: the exposed ceiling in the hallway shows the electrical and security pathways and wiring.

    electrical pathways and wiring in ceiling

    Photos 4 and 5: in the bathroom area, mirrors have been placed over the sinks and doors installed for the bathroom stalls.

    mirrors installed over bathroom sinks

    doors installed for bathroom stalls

Dec. 14, 2020

  • Photo 1: wood for the gym floor is getting acclimated to the interior temperature before it gets installed.

    stacks of wood flooring

    Photo 2: a crew member connects the electrical wiring for the gym's large ventilation fan.

    wiring ventilation fan

    Photo 3: finishes in the gym include painting the panels and beams.

    painting gym beams

    Photos 4 and 5: landscaping is being added in the parking lot extension, including the swale area, adjacent to the gym.

    planted trees in parking lot

    plantings in bioswale area

Dec. 7, 2020

  • Photo 1: classroom furniture is starting to be moved into the modular building.

    modular classroom furniture

    Photo 2: automated blinds are being installed on the gym windows.

    gym window blind installation

    Photo 3: conduit and wiring for the security system and electrical power continue to be worked on in the gym's hallway ceiling.

    electrical conduit and wiring in ceiling

    Photo 4: inside the PE storage room, base panels are being installed on the walls.

    panel installation in PE storage room

    Photo 5: landscapers are preparing for plantings in the renovated parking lot.

    landscapers at work in parking lot

Nov. 30, 2020

  • Photo 1: gym equipment has been installed, including basketball backboards and hoops, scoreboard and projector.

    gym equipment installed

    Photo 2: framing has been set for a concrete pour for the team bench on the north side of the gym.

    concrete bench frames

    Photo 3: storefront windows in the entryway are complete with glazing.

    completed glazing in entryway

    Photo 4: the external view of the entryway.

    entry exterior

    Photo 5: work in the parking lot extension is nearly finished, with the islands prepared for landscaping and striping to be done pending weather conditions.

    aerial view of gym site

Nov. 23, 2020

  • Photo 1: crew members install glazing for the storefront windows of the entry vestibule.

    installing glazing

    Photo 2: the frame for the canopy has been installed over the entry.

    entry canopy frame

    Photo 3: high above, crew members install the base for the large ceiling fan that will help ventilate the gym.

    installing ceiling fan base

    Photo 4: after the concrete has cured, sheeting and forms are removed to expose the finished bench.

    finished concrete bench

    Photos 5 and 6: priming of walls has started inside the gym, the bathroom and corridor areas to prepare for final painting.

    paint priming of gym interior

    primed bathroom area

Nov. 16, 2020

  • Photo 1: the base layer of asphalt has been applied to the parking lot extension.

    paved parking lot extension

    Photo 2: the storefront for the entry vestibule has been framed; glazing is just beyond the doorway, ready to be installed.

    framed entry vestibule

    Photos 3 and 4: bracing has been added to the forms for the benches.

    bracing for concrete bench forms, west side

    bracing for concrete bench forms, east side

    Photo 5: electrical work continues overhead in the corridor area.

    overhead electrical work in corridor

    Photo 6: the bathroom area has been sheetrocked and ready for finishing touches and fixtures.

    unfinished bathroom area

Nov. 9, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: forms for the gym benches are being prepared for a concrete pour.

    form for main concrete bench

    form for second concrete bench

    Photo 3: HVAC duct installation has been completed and the wall to the mezzanine has been sheetrocked.

    sheetrocked mezzanine wall and installed ductwork

    Photo 4: outside, the parking lot extension is being fine-graded to prepare for eventual paving, subject to the weather.

    fine grading of parking lot base

Nov. 2, 2020

  • Photo 1: one of the two HVAC duct connections is finished in the ceiling of the gym.

    partial HVAC duct connection

    Photo 2: remaining ductwork awaits installation.

    ductwork to be installed

    Photo 3: a crew member trims framing pieces for the gym walls.

    trimming framing pieces

    Photo 4: large foam pieces are cut to form the interior molds for the concrete benches.

    cutting foam forms for concrete benches

    Photo 5: this aerial view shows installation of the entry canopy for the gym as well as preparations for paving of the parking lot extension.

    aerial view of MBES gym and parking lot construction

Oct. 26, 2020

  • Photo 1: the gym building exterior is nearly done; remaining work includes the installation of the entry canopy and the storefront windows for the vestibule.

    aerial view of gym front

    Photo 2: light base installation and concrete work continue in the parking lot extension and around the gym.

    aerial view of unfinished parking lot extension

    Photo 3: canisters for lighting in the entry vestibule and other electrical-related work is progressing.

    entry vestibule ceiling under construction

    Photo 4: large HVAC ducts have been painted and await installation overhead.

    HVAC ducts to be installed

    Photo 5: the ducts will be connected to the mezzanine ductwork above, and sheetrock will be installed to cover the wall insulation.

    front wall of gym area to be finished

Oct. 16, 2020

  • Photo 1: tectum is being installed over the ceiling grids. These help dampen noise in the gym.

    ceiling tectum installation

    Photo 2: interior work in the gym includes installation of the ceiling tectum as well as the HVAC ducts. Wall framing is ready for drywall installation.

    gym interior under construction

    Photo 3: plumbing for the bathroom sinks has been roughed-in.

    roughed-in sink plumbing

    Photo 4: the gym exterior is nearly finished. Coming up is concrete work for the outside benches and walkways.

    aerial view of gym construction site

Oct. 6, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: the exterior of the gym is wrapping up with the rest of the brickwork.

    gym exterior under construction

    masons continue laying brick on gym exterior

    Photo 3: concrete has been poured for a walkway in front of the modular.

    concrete walkway in front of modular

    Photo 4: inside the gym, HVAC ducts are ready to be installed in the ceiling.

    HVAC ducts

    Photo 5: plumbing has been roughed-in for the gym bathrooms.

    plumbing rough-ins

    Photo 6: conduit lies above the wall insulation, soon to be covered by drywall.

    conduit installed in gym wall

Sept. 28, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: a masonry crew begins laying bricks on the exterior walls of the gym.

    aerial view of start of brickwork on gym

    masons laying brick on gym exterior

    Photos 3 and 4: another crew cuts a custom piece for the gym's exterior siding, then installs it in its place.

    cutting piece of siding

    crew installs custom-cut piece of siding

    Photo 5: frames have been constructed for concrete walkways to the modular building.

    frames for modular's concrete walkways

    Photo 6: a bioswale has been excavated adjacent to the m,odular building.

    excavated bioswale

Sept. 21, 2020

  • Photo 1: crew members install the caps for the exterior siding; these will be attached around the perimeter of the gym roof.

    installing caps for siding

    Photo 2: inside, another crew member measures out the right distance and position for installing part of the ceiling grid.

    measuring position for ceiling grid piece

    Photo 3: the interior of the gym so far, with the ceiling grid being installed above and the walls framed around the building.

    interior of gym construction so far

    Photo 4: this aerial view shows the completed modular building (bottom right), the finished roof of the gym (center right), and the parking lot extension that will be paved shortly.

    aerial view of construction site so far

Sept. 10, 2020

  • Photos 1-4: after a brief delay caused by high winds and amid a smoky haze from wildfires, crew members install panels on the roof of the new gym, each one lifted by crane from below. This is the fourth gym erection for this team - be sure to also watch the video of their recent roof installation at W.L. Henry Elementary School.

    crew waits for crane-lifted panel

    guiding roof panel, as viewed from below

    placing roof panel

    securing roof panel in place

    Photo 5: a crew member fastens a roof panel to the gym structure.

    affixing roof panel

    Photos 6-7: on the ground, other crew members prepare the next panel for lifting by crane.

    worker prepares panel for crane lift

    team guides roof panel lift

Aug. 31, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: framework continues up in the gym ceiling as well as in the walls.

    working on ceiling frames

    adding framing to gym wall

    Photo 3: this aerial view of the parking lot extension shows the recent curbwork.

    aerial view of parking lot extension curbwork

Aug. 24, 2020

  • Photo 1: the structural steel for the gym has been painted, and installation has started for exterior panels and wall framing.

    interior of gym structure with painted steel

    Photos 2 and 3: crew members work on framing for the gym walls and doors.

    worker framing gym wall

    worker framing gym door

    Photo 3: continued grading covers up utility trenches and prepares the parking lot extension for curbing work.

    aerial view of parking lot extension grading

Aug. 18, 2020

  • Photo 1: after replacement of the side walls and fresh paint, the old gymacafetorium area looks almost new.

    gymacafetorium refresh

    Photo 2: the new ADA-accessible bathroom is complete.

    new ADA bathroom

    Photo 3: the existing parking lot has been newly-paved and striped.

    aerial view of refreshed parking lot

    Photo 4: after the paint has cured, the new gym will start getting exterior siding and brickwork.

    painted steel on new gym structure

Aug. 3, 2020

  • Photo 1: painting has started on the structural steel of the gym.

    painting of gym steel

    Photo 2: this shows and aerial view of the site work so far. The modular building is at the bottom left of the photo, the new gym in the center, and the extended parking lot at the top.

    aerial view of site work so far

    Photo 3: utility trenching work is being done around the modular and gym.

    utility trenching work

    Photo 4: concrete work adds curb and sidewalk to the parking lot.

    concrete work

July 20, 2020

  • Photo 1: structural steel has started to be erected for the gym.

    structural steel for gym

    Photo 2: sewer lines are being installed in the parking lot area.

    sewer line installation

    Photo 3: an aerial view of the parking lot construction.

    aerial view of parking lot construction

    Photo 4: inside the building, the former custodian room is being converted into an ADA-accessible restroom.

    construction of ADA restroom

July 13, 2020

  • Photos 1-2: old asphalt is being excavated for the renovated parking lot.

    parking lot construction

    asphalt being excavated

    Photo 3: the concrete foundation for the gym continues to cure, ready for the erection of the steel beams.

    gym foundation concrete is curing

    Photo 4: the current aerial view of the campus construction so far.

    aerial view of campus

July 7, 2020

  • Photos 1-2: the interior of the modular building is being finished and cleaned. The photos show the two classrooms in the modular.

    north classroom in modular

    south classroom in modular

    Photo 3: the concrete foundation has been poured for the gym.

    gym concrete foundation

    Photo 4: an aerial view of the campus renovations so far, showing the modular building at the bottom right, the gym construction just above it, and the parking lot construction.

    aerial view of campus

June 29, 2020

  • Photos 1-2: all three parts of the modular building have been assembled on the site. The first photo also shows the gym foundation (foreground) is ready for a concrete pour.


    back of assembled modular building

    Photo 3: an aerial view of the site work so far.

    aerial view of site work

    Photo 4: the old portable building has been completely removed.

    aerial view of emptied portable area

June 23, 2020

June 8, 2020

  • Photo 1: the foundation for the new modular building is ready; delivery is expected June 23.

    foundation for modular building

    Photo 2: crew members set up framing for concrete pours for the gym foundation footings.

    constructing framing for gym foundation concrete

    Photo 3: rough grading has started for the new dropoff/parking lot area.

    rough grading of parking lot area

    Photo 4: a crew member digs up the old asphalt that has been sawcut for new islands in the parking lot.

    digging up old asphalt

June 1, 2020

  • Photo 1: rock is being trucked in and graded over the foundation area for the new gym.

    grading rock over gym foundation area

    Photo 2: framing for the modular foundation has been constructed.

    framing for modular foundation

    Photo 3: a crew member verifies the depth of the excavation for the gym foundation.

    crew confirming excavation depth

    Photo 4: saw-cutting of the existing asphalt in the parking lot will shape areas for the renovation (water sprays up as it is applied to keep machinery cool and dust down).

    saw-cutting asphalt in parking lot

    Photo 5: a sidewalk replacement is framed out.

    framing of sidewalk replacement

May 26, 2020

  • Trenches are being dug to lay utility pipes that will serve the new building.

    crew members inspect trench

    aerial view of utility trenches

May 19, 2020

  • The contractor is starting to prepare for heavy equipment access to the gym site and excavation; this includes removal of trees in the parking lot. Excavation is pending final approval of permits.

    tree removal in parking lot

July 25, 2019

  • Photos 1 and 2: summer maintenance crew members are assisting HSD Facilities staff in constructing walls and doors between classrooms.

    construction of classroom walls

    nearly-finished classroom walls


  • May 19, 2020 - preparatory site work begins.

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  • July 2019 - interior walls and doors are being constructed to provide boundaries between classrooms, lessening noise and distractions.

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