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.

    memorial sign at campus entry

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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.

    crew members pose in finished gym

    Photo 2: another view of the finished gym, facing toward the front entry.

    finished gym

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.

    finished gym floor facing southwest

    finished gym floor facing northwest

    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.

    bathroom sink area with mirrors

    bathroom stall doors installed

Dec. 7, 2020

  • Photo 1: the wood floor installation is complete. Final coats and striping are next.

    wood floor installation completed

    Photo 2-4: finishing touches are wrapping up inside the gym, including the entry vestibule, bathroom and hallway areas.

    entry vestibule finishing touches

    finishing up bathroom area

    finished hallway

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.

    wood floor installation continues

    wood floor installation nearly complete

    Photo 3: the hallway is complete with lighting and paint.

    completed gym hallway

    Photo 4: inside the electrical closet are the security, fire suppression and circuit breaker panels.

    electrical closet

    Photo 5: outside, bike racks have been installed under the entry canopy.

    bike racks at gym entry

Nov. 23, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: nearly half of the wood has been installed for the gym floor.

    pallets for wood flooring sit atop laid wood

    nearly half of gym floor installed

    Photo 3: the entry canopy construction is complete, including lighting.

    completed entry canopy


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.

    cleared gym interior to prepare for flooring

    crew members prepare for flooring installation

    Photo 3: the entry vestibule is nearly complete, with security wiring being installed.

    view of nearly-complete gym vestibule interior


    Photo 4: sinks and toilets have been installed in the bathroom areas.

    bathroom sinks installed

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.

    interior view of gym to northwest

    interior view of gym to southwest

    Photo 3: lighting fixtures are being installed in the hallway.

    lighting installation in gym hallway

    Photo 4: the drywall has been placed for the bathroom sink area.

    bathroom sink area drywalled

    Photo 5: the PE teacher's office and storage area also has been drywalled and is nearly ready for finishes.

    PE teacher's office drywalled

    Photo 6: work on the entry canopy continues.

    entry canopy work continues

Nov. 2, 2020

  • Photo 1: this aerial view of the campus shows finished dropoffs/parking lots and a nearly-complete gym exterior.

    aerial view of NPES campus

    Photo 2: work continues to finish the entry canopy of the gym.

    unfinished entry canopy for gym

    Photo 3: the interior of the gym is getting its finishing touches like paint and trims.

    gym interior under construction

    Photo 4: a crew member paints trim pieces that will be placed above the concrete benches.

    painting wood trim pieces

    Photo 5: another crew member continues with installation of the electrical wiring.

    installing 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.

    installing wiring in hallway

    Photo 2: connecting the projection screen and speakers.

    connecting project screen and speakers

    Photo 3: installing the security wiring for the entry vestibule.

    entry security wiring installation

    Photo 4: trimming drywall and framing to fit an electrical panel and connections.

    trimming drywall for electrical panel

Oct. 16, 2020

  • Photo 1: the gym entry is getting closer to completion as work on the canopy continues.

    gym plaza entry and canopy

    Photo 2: basketball hoops have been installed.

    basketball hoop installed

    Photo 3: the mechanism for the giant ventilation fan has been installed in the middle of the gym ceiling.

    ventilation fan mechanism

    Photo 4: wood for the gym floor has arrived and waiting to be conditioned once the gym is heated.

    wood for gym floor

    Photo 5: drywall has been added to the interior hallway, including around the bathroom sink area.

    drywalled sink area

    Photo 6: the air handler and other mechanical systems are lodged in the mezzanine area of the gym, nearly ready for operation.

    air handler in gym mezzanine

    Photo 7: the interior of the gym continues to be constructed.

    interior gym construction work

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.

    gym plaza area

    Photo 2: crew members carry conduit for lighting to be installed on the gym ceiling.

    carrying lighting conduit for gym

    Photo 3: conduit continues to be installed on the gym ceiling.

    installing conduit in gym ceiling

    Photo 4: the HVAC ductwork in the gym ceiling has been installed.

    HVAC ductwork installed in gym ceiling

    Photo 5: the entry vestibule has been completely glazed as electrical wiring awaits connections to lighting and security devices.

    glazing in entry vestibule

    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.

    aerial view of North Plains gym and parking lot

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.

    workers affix HVAC duct

    workers load next HVAC duct for installation

    Photo 3: more primed and painted HVAC ducts stand ready for installation.

    primed and painted HVAC ducts

    Photo 4: a crew works on closing up the entry vestibule to the gym.

    working on gym entry vestibule

    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.

    aerial view of paving start

    paving crew smooths asphalt behind paver

Sept. 21, 2020

  • Photo1: the entry canopy has been fabricated and attached to the gym building.

    entry canopy fabrication

    Photo 2: concrete benches and a landscaping area have been constructed at the front of the gym.

    concrete bench area at gym front

    Photo 3: wall panels are being attached to cover up insulation.

    wall panels on gym interior

    Photo 4: crew members spray primer on the HVAC ducts before painting and installation.

    spraying primer on HVAC ducts

Aug. 31, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: the air handler has arrived and is being installed in the mezzanine loft of the gym.

    air handler in mezzanine

    air handler installation

    Photos 3 and 4: landscaping and concrete work continue around the construction site.

    installation of landscaping

    concrete stairs installed behind gym

    Photo 5: electricians work inside the gym to add conduit and wiring.

    electricians work in gym ceiling

Aug. 25, 2020

  • Photo 1: a crew member works on overhead conduit in what will be the PE teacher's room.

    overhead work

    Photo 2: interior view of the gym so far, including installation of wall insulation and the clerestory window frames.

    interior view of gym construction

    Photo 3: the entrance from North Avenue into the parent dropoff/parking lot is being paved.

    paving at parking lot entrance

    Photo 4: concrete has been poured into the forms for the exterior benches at the front of the gym.

    exterior concrete benches

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.

    installing gym siding

    bending rebar to form

    Photo 3: inside the gym, the forms for concrete bleachers are ready for the pour.

    forms for concrete bleachers

    Photo 4: the mezzanine area has been closed off and plumbing and conduit have been installed in the bathroom area.

    framing and conduit in the mezzanine and bathroom areas

    Photo 5: the bus dropoff/staff parking lot has been striped and ready for use.

    aerial view of finished bus dropoff/staff parking lot

    Photo 6: sidewalks have been added to the parent dropoff/parking lot.

    aerial view of sidewalks added to unfinished parking lot

Aug. 12, 2020

  • Photo 1: the bus dropoff/staff parking lot has been paved and is ready for striping.

    paved staff parking lot

    Photo 2: the parent dropoff/parking lot is ready for paving, expected next week.

    aerial view of school site

    Photo 3: rebar is added to the forms for the concrete benches in the gym.

    rebar added to concrete bench forms

    Photo 4: plumbing has been roughed-in for the gym bathrooms.

    roughed-in plumbing

Aug. 4, 2020

  • Photo 1: forms are prepared for an upcoming concrete pour of the gym benches.

    concrete bench forms

    Photo 2: parts of the interior, including HVAC ductwork, are still accessible from the outside.

    gym exterior, northeast corner

    Photo 3: this aerial view shows curbwork in the parking lots and gym construction on the site so far.

    aerial view of construction site

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.

    trimming framing for gym walls

    securing insulation to walls

    Photos 3-4: view of the gym interior facing east and framing for the mechanical area (mezzanine), PE office and restrooms.

    view of gym interior facing east

    framing for gym rooms

    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.

    aerial view of campus construction work

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.

    aerial view of bus loading zone renovation

    heavy equipment grade bus loading zone

    aerial view of parent dropoff/parking lot

    Photo 4: crew members are nearly finished with installation of the exterior wall panels.

    installation of exterior wall panels

    Photo 5: a crew member washes off the finished brick masonry on the gym.

    washing brick masonry

    Photo 6: framing on the ceiling and walls is being installed in the interior of the gym.

    interior view of gym

July 6, 2020

  • Photo 1: work continues to complete the exterior siding and to touch up the brickwork.

    view of construction work on northeast corner of gym

    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.

    aerial view of site facing west

    Photo 3: the bus loop has been excavated at the front of the school; gravel awaits grading.

    excavated bus loop in front of school

    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.

    interior view of gym facing front entry

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.

    interior view of gym to the west

    interior view of gym to the east

    Photo 3: roofing and exterior work continue at the front of the gym.

    front exterior of gym

    Photo 4: an aerial view of the roofing and brickwork being performed on the north side of the gym exterior.

    aerial view of north side of gym work

    Photo 5: an aerial view of the bus dropoff construction. Old asphalt has been removed.

    aerial view of bus dropoff construction

June 24, 2020

  • Photos 1-3: sheathing, siding and brick are being installed on the exterior of the gym.

    aerial view of gym exterior work


    siding installation

    Photos 4-5: the bus dropoff area is being renovated.

    aerial view of bus dropoff area under construction

    asphlat pieces being removed from bus dropoff area

June 15, 2020

  • All the roof panels over the gym structure have been installed, and installation of the exterior wall panels continues.

    roof panels installed over gym

    exterior view of gym construction

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).

    view of painted structural beams

    Photo 2: the front view of the gym shows remaining beams to be painted.

    aerial front view of gym

    Photo 3: an aerial view of the site shows crews doing fine grading of the new dropoff/parking lot area.

    aerial view of North Plains construction site

May 26, 2020

  • The structural steel is being painted and exterior panels are being installed on the new gym.

    painting structural steel

    interior gym structure facing east

    exterior gym structure facing west

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.

    northwest corner of gym

    east side of gym

    Photo 3: trenching is being done for utility lines along the north edge of the future parking lot.

    utility trenching on north side

May 11, 2020

  • Crew members continue framing the gym structure. Painting of the beams will follow shortly.

    main framing of the gym

    crew member works on the top beams

    framing at the sides of the structure

  • Photos 1-2: steel framing is being erected for the new gymnasium.

    aerial view of steel framing

    steel framing being erected

April 27, 2020

  • Photos 1-2: the wood frames that were used to pour the concrete for the foundation are being dismantled.

    dismantling wood frames for foundation concrete

    aerial view of frame dismantling

    Photo 3: an aerial view of the site work to date.

    aerial view of site on April 27

April 22-23, 2020

  • Before: this aerial view shows the rebar grid for the concrete foundation.

    aerial view of rebar grid for foundation

    After: concrete has been poured.

    aerial view of completed concrete pour for foundation

    Crew members smooth out the concrete foundation.

    crew members smooth out concrete

April 13, 2020

  • These aerial views of the construction site show the framing for the foundation is nearly ready for an upcoming concrete pour.

    aerial view of framing for gym foundation

    aerial view of construction area

April 6, 2020

  • Photo 1: trenching for utility lines are marked inside the foundation area.

    trenching inside foundation area

    Photo 2: a long aerial view of the construction site.

    aerial view of 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.

    crew members framing for gym foundation

    Photo 2: aerial view facing west.

    aerial view of construction area

March 23, 2020

  • Photo 1: laying of base rock has started on the gym site.

    aerial view of gym site construction

March 18, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: grading of the area prior to installation of base rock for the gym foundation.

    grading of gym foundation area

    smoothing of graded soil


March 10, 2020

  • Photo 1: Excavation has begun for the new gymnasium.

    aerial view of excavation for gym

    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).

    aerial view of North Plains campus



  • Jan. 2021 - the new gym is completed.

    Oct. 2020 - the parent dropoff/parking lot is completed.

    March 2020 - work begins on excavation for new gym.

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