Jan. 23, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: in the new gym, the floor gleams under the LED lights and natural daylighting from the windows.
Photo 3: shelving is being moved into the PE teacher's office, where sports equipment will be organized and stored.
Photo 4: the new sinks and bathrooms are ready for the boys (left side) and girls (right side).
Jan. 13, 2020
The wood floor is being buffed to a smooth surface. Paint and varnish will be applied next week. Watch the video for a quick tour of the gym.
Jan. 7, 2020
Photo 1: installation of the wood flooring in the gym is nearly complete.
Photo 2: the hallway corridor is finished.
Photos 3 and 4: the restroom area is complete (shown are the common sink area and the girls' bathroom.
Dec. 30, 2019
Photo 1: concrete work around the exterior of the gym is complete.
Photo 2: a view of the gym interior from the entry vestibule.
Photos 3-5: crew members begin installing the base for the wood floor.
Photo 6: putting the final touches of paint on the building interior.
Dec. 16, 2019
Photo 1: inside the gym, the wood floor pieces have been curing in the conditioned space; installation will begin over winter break.
Photo 2: the PE teacher office/storage area is nearly finished.
Photo 3: concrete is being poured for the walkways in front of the gym.
Photo 4: ceiling tiles are partially installed in the hallway off the entry vestibule, pending inspection of the underlying conduit.
Photo 5: all the sinks are installed in the bathroom area.
Dec. 9, 2019
Photo 1: from the middle of the gym ceiling, a large fan (each blade is eight feet long) helps circulate air.
Photo 2: handrails are being installed for the concrete bench.
Photos 3 and 4: the girls' and boys' bathrooms are finished.
Photo 5: the concrete bench in front of the gym has been poured and cured.
Dec. 2, 2019
Photos 1-3: crew members are painting the HVAC ducts overhead in the gym. They have also installed the scoreboard and are installing the frames for the basketball backboards. The two backboards on the west wide retract upward, the two on the east side retract sideways, and the two on the north and south ends are stationary.
Photos 4-6: more sinks are being installed in the middle of the restroom area. To the left are the boys' restrooms (photo 5) and to the right are the girls' restrooms. There is also a separate, gender-neutral, ADA-accessible restroom (photo 6).
Nov. 25, 2019
Photo 1: lighting and HVAC ducts have been installed on the ceiling. In the foreground is the wood for the gym floor.
Photo 2: up above, a crew member paints the fan hardware to match the ceiling beam.
Photos 3 and 4: fixtures and stall doors are being installed in the gym bathrooms.
Nov. 15, 2019
Photo 1: a ceiling tile is being cut to size before installation.
Photo 2: ceiling tile installation is nearly complete; HVAC ductwork is ready to be installed.
Photo 3: a concrete bench is finished.
Photo 4: the PE teacher's office and storage area.
Photo 5: the entry vestibule is finished, and electrical and security wiring is being installed.
Photo 6: the exterior view of the entry vestibule and front of the gym.
Nov. 1-5, 2019
Photo 1: (left to right) PE teacher Mark Myrick, counselor Amanda Bennett, teacher Cindy Honma, and principal Lindsay Garcia visit the project site on Nov. 1 to get a preview of the gym.
Photo 2: the concrete is curing for the bench seating.
Photo 3: the ceiling grids are being installed to prepare for placement of the ceiling tiles, and painting of the walls has begun.
Photo 4: a view of the current interior of the gym under construction.
Photo 5: preparing for painting of the PE teacher's office/storage area.
Photo 6: a crew member works on the electrical connections.
Oct. 28, 2019
Photos 1 and 2: the entry vestibule of the gym has been framed and glazed.
Photos 3 and 4: bricklayers finish the last wall of the gym as another crew member washes and seals the brick.
Photo 5: inside, the forms and reinforcement for the concrete benches are ready for an upcoming pour.
Photo 6: sheetrock and wood panels have been installed on the walls of the gym, ready for painting.
Oct. 15, 2019
Watch a slideshow of construction work on Oct. 15.
Oct. 4, 2019
Photos 1-3: now that the windows and panels have been placed on the upper exterior of the gym, crew members are now laying brick around the lower exterior.
Photo 4: concrete steps have been poured, leading to the front entry of the gym.
Photos 5-6: the interior of the gym shows insulation being placed on the walls.
Sept. 26, 2019
Photo 1: the windows have been installed on the sides of the gym building.
Photos 2-3: inside, crew members continue to cut and install the framing for the structure.
Photo 4: HVAC, electrical and plumbing work is being completed.
Photo 5: outside, concrete is poured and formed for the stairs leading to the entry.
Photo 6: the external brick begins to be laid on the front exterior of the building.
Sept. 17, 2019
Photo 1: the outside panels have been installed on the gym. The window frames are lined up along the wall.
Photos 2 and 3: structural supports are being fastened to the roof of the gym.
Photo 4: crew members are silhouetted against the windows as they prepare to install the frames.
Photo 5: HVAC ductwork is being installed in the entry vestibule.
Sept. 10, 2019
Photo 1: outside, the crew is installing the paneling that will frame the windows for the gym.
Photos 2-4: inside, structural supports and HVAC ducts are being installed, and the entry vestibule has been framed.
Photo 5: fencing and a gate have been installed at the entrance to the modular building, which will be used for Eastwood's preschool program.
Aug. 20, 2019
Aug. 6, 2019
July 30, 2019
Photos 1 and 2: aerial and interior views show the new gym structure.
Photos 3 and 4: the new playground is being installed; rubberized tiles and a synthetic turf play area are next.
Photo 5: crews construct a concrete walkway around the new modular building.
July 16, 2019
Photo 1: Fastening of the steel beams continues on the new gym.
Photo 2: concrete forms have been poured to frame the playground area.
PHoto 3: new sewer pipe is being laid to serve the gym.
July 9, 2019
Photos 1-3: Crews construct the steel frame for the new gym.
Photo 4: The frames are being constructed for the concrete sides of the playground.
Photo 5: Parts of the sidewalk in front of the school are being excavated and will be replaced.
Photo 6: The old portables are now gone.
June 19, 2019
Photos 1-3: The first portion of the concrete foundation has been poured, smoothed and saw-cut.
Photo 4: The existing play structure has been dismantled; a new play structure will be installed this summer to replace it.
June 6, 2019
A crane lays one of six pieces of Eastwood's new modular building onto the foundation.
May 22, 2019
Photo 1: the foundation is prepared for placement of the modular building.
Photo 2: excavation and grading for the new gym building has begun.
May 14, 2019
Concrete has been poured for the foundation of the new modular building.
May 10, 2019
The forms have been constructed for the foundation of the new modular building. Next is pouring of concrete into the forms.
Jan. 4, 2019 - Classroom Walls
Construction of the walls is essentially complete! All classrooms in each pod will be fully enclosed as our facilities crews have put up drywall and tackboard, and each room has a door that can be closed for quiet and security.
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Oct. 9, 2018 - Revised Site Plan
Based on neighborhood meeting feedback, a revised site plan was developed, moving the new gym to the northeast side of the parking lot, and keeping the modular building at the current site of the portables. Fence lines have been added around these buildings.
Oct. 2, 2018 - Neighborhood Meeting
Architects and project staff presented the proposed design and site plan for Eastwood improvements, including:
- New gymnasium (built to immediate occupancy seismic standards, will serve as a community emergency shelter after a major earthquake)
- Adding heat to the HVAC system
- Seismic upgrades
- New playground with synthetic play surface
- Replacing existing portables with a new, four-classroom modular building
- Safety and security improvements
Based upon public input at the meeting, the district is considering locating the new gym to the east of the recently-constructed parking lot, subject to site and engineering evaluation. The site plan and design will be posted after this evaluation.
Feb. 4, 2020: grand opening of new gym.
Aug. 18-20, 2019 - installation of roof panels on gym.
Aug. 6, 2019 - play structure installed.
June 27, 2019 - framing of gym structure begins; demolition and clearing of old portables is complete.
June 19, 2019 - foundation poured for gym, old playground dismantled.
June 6, 2019 - modular building set in place by crane.
May 6, 2019 - excavation and construction of the foundation forms for the modular building have begun.
Jan. 4, 2019 - installation of classroom walls and doors is complete.
Oct. 9, 2018 - revised site plan is being evaluated.
Oct. 2, 2018 - a neighborhood meeting was held to review the proposed designs for Eastwood's renovations and new gym.