March 15, 2021
A new memorial sign welcomes students and visitors to the North Plains Elementary campus. It is sited at the entry to the school, just before the bus dropoff and staff parking lot. Behind the sign is the parent dropoff and parking lot as well as the new gym.
Jan. 8, 2021
Photo 1: finishing touches are being added to the gym, and pads are being installed on the walls behind the end-court basketball backboards. Crew members take a quick break to pose in front of their handiwork.
Photo 2: another view of the finished gym, facing toward the front entry.
Dec. 22, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: final coats and striping for basketball and volleyball have been completed on the gym floor. Remaining tasks include installation of threshholds and baseboard.
Photos 3 and 4: bathroom mirrors have been installed above the sinks. Just behind are the ADA-accessible, gender-neutral bathrooms and to each side are the boys and girls bathrooms, with doors now installed for the stalls.
Dec. 7, 2020
Photo 1: the wood floor installation is complete. Final coats and striping are next.
Photo 2-4: finishing touches are wrapping up inside the gym, including the entry vestibule, bathroom and hallway areas.
Nov. 30, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: installation of the wood floor is nearly complete. Next comes additional curing before sanding, polishing and painting of game lines for basketball and volleyball.
Photo 3: the hallway is complete with lighting and paint.
Photo 4: inside the electrical closet are the security, fire suppression and circuit breaker panels.
Photo 5: outside, bike racks have been installed under the entry canopy.
Nov. 23, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: nearly half of the wood has been installed for the gym floor.
Photo 3: the entry canopy construction is complete, including lighting.
Nov. 16, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: the gym has been cleared of equipment so installation of the wood floor can begin. Crew members have laid plastic sheeting to prepare for cutting, piecing and laying the wood.
Photo 3: the entry vestibule is nearly complete, with security wiring being installed.
Photo 4: sinks and toilets have been installed in the bathroom areas.
Nov. 9, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: heat is running in the interior of the gym to condition the wood for the floor. Installation of the floor is expected next Monday.
Photo 3: lighting fixtures are being installed in the hallway.
Photo 4: the drywall has been placed for the bathroom sink area.
Photo 5: the PE teacher's office and storage area also has been drywalled and is nearly ready for finishes.
Photo 6: work on the entry canopy continues.
Nov. 2, 2020
Photo 1: this aerial view of the campus shows finished dropoffs/parking lots and a nearly-complete gym exterior.
Photo 2: work continues to finish the entry canopy of the gym.
Photo 3: the interior of the gym is getting its finishing touches like paint and trims.
Photo 4: a crew member paints trim pieces that will be placed above the concrete benches.
Photo 5: another crew member continues with installation of the electrical wiring.
Oct. 23, 2020
Construction on the gym has progressed to electrical work and connections, such as:
Photo 1: installing conduit and wiring in the gym hallway.
Photo 2: connecting the projection screen and speakers.
Photo 3: installing the security wiring for the entry vestibule.
Photo 4: trimming drywall and framing to fit an electrical panel and connections.
Oct. 16, 2020
Photo 1: the gym entry is getting closer to completion as work on the canopy continues.
Photo 2: basketball hoops have been installed.
Photo 3: the mechanism for the giant ventilation fan has been installed in the middle of the gym ceiling.
Photo 4: wood for the gym floor has arrived and waiting to be conditioned once the gym is heated.
Photo 5: drywall has been added to the interior hallway, including around the bathroom sink area.
Photo 6: the air handler and other mechanical systems are lodged in the mezzanine area of the gym, nearly ready for operation.
Photo 7: the interior of the gym continues to be constructed.
Oct. 6, 2020
Photo 1: exterior work for the gym plaza area is nearly finished. Landscaping has been added around the concrete bench and fencing is being installed.
Photo 2: crew members carry conduit for lighting to be installed on the gym ceiling.
Photo 3: conduit continues to be installed on the gym ceiling.
Photo 4: the HVAC ductwork in the gym ceiling has been installed.
Photo 5: the entry vestibule has been completely glazed as electrical wiring awaits connections to lighting and security devices.
Photo 6: this aerial view shows completed paving and striping of the parent dropoff/parking lot as well as the start of restoration of the memorial baseball field behind the gym.
Sept. 28, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: crew members affix the first of many HVAC duct to its connection, then load the next one to continue the ductwork.
Photo 3: more primed and painted HVAC ducts stand ready for installation.
Photo 4: a crew works on closing up the entry vestibule to the gym.
Photos 5 and 6: paving has started on the parent dropoff/parking lot area. Crew members follow behind the paver to smooth the dispensed asphalt.
Sept. 21, 2020
Photo1: the entry canopy has been fabricated and attached to the gym building.
Photo 2: concrete benches and a landscaping area have been constructed at the front of the gym.
Photo 3: wall panels are being attached to cover up insulation.
Photo 4: crew members spray primer on the HVAC ducts before painting and installation.
Aug. 31, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: the air handler has arrived and is being installed in the mezzanine loft of the gym.
Photos 3 and 4: landscaping and concrete work continue around the construction site.
Photo 5: electricians work inside the gym to add conduit and wiring.
Aug. 25, 2020
Photo 1: a crew member works on overhead conduit in what will be the PE teacher's room.
Photo 2: interior view of the gym so far, including installation of wall insulation and the clerestory window frames.
Photo 3: the entrance from North Avenue into the parent dropoff/parking lot is being paved.
Photo 4: concrete has been poured into the forms for the exterior benches at the front of the gym.
Aug. 17, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: siding is being installed on the exterior of the gym as rebar forms are being built for the concrete benches that will be set outside the front.
Photo 3: inside the gym, the forms for concrete bleachers are ready for the pour.
Photo 4: the mezzanine area has been closed off and plumbing and conduit have been installed in the bathroom area.
Photo 5: the bus dropoff/staff parking lot has been striped and ready for use.
Photo 6: sidewalks have been added to the parent dropoff/parking lot.
Aug. 12, 2020
Photo 1: the bus dropoff/staff parking lot has been paved and is ready for striping.
Photo 2: the parent dropoff/parking lot is ready for paving, expected next week.
Photo 3: rebar is added to the forms for the concrete benches in the gym.
Photo 4: plumbing has been roughed-in for the gym bathrooms.
Aug. 4, 2020
Photo 1: forms are prepared for an upcoming concrete pour of the gym benches.
Photo 2: parts of the interior, including HVAC ductwork, are still accessible from the outside.
Photo 3: this aerial view shows curbwork in the parking lots and gym construction on the site so far.
July 20, 2020
Photos 1-2: work on the interior of the gym continues as: (1) frames are being trimmed for walls; and (2) insulation is being secured to the walls.
Photos 3-4: view of the gym interior facing east and framing for the mechanical area (mezzanine), PE office and restrooms.
Photo 5: this aerial view shows the construction work on the school campus, including the bus and parent dropoff areas as well as the gym building.
July 13, 2020
Photos 1-3: curbs have been poured and base gravel is being added to the renovated bus loading zone and new parent dropoff/parking lot.
Photo 4: crew members are nearly finished with installation of the exterior wall panels.
Photo 5: a crew member washes off the finished brick masonry on the gym.
Photo 6: framing on the ceiling and walls is being installed in the interior of the gym.
July 6, 2020
Photo 1: work continues to complete the exterior siding and to touch up the brickwork.
Photo 2: an aerial view of the whole site shows excavation of the bus dropoff loop at the bottom and construction of the gym and parent dropoff/parking lot near the top of the photo.
Photo 3: the bus loop has been excavated at the front of the school; gravel awaits grading.
Photo 4: interior view of gym facing the front entry. A wall and floor has been constructed for the mezzanine area that will hold mechanical units.
June 30, 2020
Photos 1-2: the interior of the gym building is nearly enclosed. The entryway, restrooms and PE office are framed at the front (east side) of the gym.
Photo 3: roofing and exterior work continue at the front of the gym.
Photo 4: an aerial view of the roofing and brickwork being performed on the north side of the gym exterior.
Photo 5: an aerial view of the bus dropoff construction. Old asphalt has been removed.
June 24, 2020
Photos 1-3: sheathing, siding and brick are being installed on the exterior of the gym.
Photos 4-5: the bus dropoff area is being renovated.
June 15, 2020
All the roof panels over the gym structure have been installed, and installation of the exterior wall panels continues.
June 8-9, 2020
June 3, 2020
Photo 1: painting of the side beams is nearly complete and has started on the ceiling beams (view to the rear of the gym).
Photo 2: the front view of the gym shows remaining beams to be painted.
Photo 3: an aerial view of the site shows crews doing fine grading of the new dropoff/parking lot area.
May 26, 2020
The structural steel is being painted and exterior panels are being installed on the new gym.
May 18, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: Framing of the gym continues as crews work on the perimeter of the structure: (1) northwest corner and (2) east side.
Photo 3: trenching is being done for utility lines along the north edge of the future parking lot.
May 11, 2020
Crew members continue framing the gym structure. Painting of the beams will follow shortly.
Photos 1-2: steel framing is being erected for the new gymnasium.
April 27, 2020
Photos 1-2: the wood frames that were used to pour the concrete for the foundation are being dismantled.
Photo 3: an aerial view of the site work to date.
April 22-23, 2020
Before: this aerial view shows the rebar grid for the concrete foundation.
After: concrete has been poured.
Crew members smooth out the concrete foundation.
April 13, 2020
These aerial views of the construction site show the framing for the foundation is nearly ready for an upcoming concrete pour.
April 6, 2020
Photo 1: trenching for utility lines are marked inside the foundation area.
Photo 2: a long aerial view of the construction site.
March 30, 2020
Base rock has been laid on the gym site. Crew members are starting the framing for the concrete foundation and have already cleared trees on the northwest side of the campus to prepare for construction of the new dropoff area.
Photo 1: aerial view facing east.
Photo 2: aerial view facing west.
March 23, 2020
Photo 1: laying of base rock has started on the gym site.
March 18, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: grading of the area prior to installation of base rock for the gym foundation.
March 10, 2020
Photo 1: Excavation has begun for the new gymnasium.
Photo 2: this aerial view shows the full construction area for the new dropoff (to the north side/left of campus) and the gymnasium (adjacent to existing building).