Oct. 11, 2021

  • Photo 1: exterior painting is complete with the addition of the contrasting grey color.

    painted exterior of building

    Photos 2-4: the concrete floors have been polished throughout the building, including the lobby area, offices and classrooms.

    lobby with polished concrete floor

    office with polished concrete floor

    classroom with polished concrete floor

    Photo 5: with interior painting completed, crew members install the hardware for the suspended ceiling grid.installing ceiling grid hardware

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Oct. 5, 2021

  • Photos 1-2: painting of the building has begun, outside and inside. On the exterior, a deep "cardinal red" color has been applied; the remaining siding will be painted grey.

    partially-painted building front

    partially-painted building back

    Photo 3: the lobby area is being painted a medium blue.

    partially-painted building lobby

    Photos 4-6: the classrooms and hallway are being painted in an off-white color.

    partially-painted hallway

    partially-painted classroom 1

    partially-painted classroom 2

    Photo 7: the medium-blue accent color is repeated in the extended learning area.

    partially-painted extended learning area

Sept. 28, 2021

  • Photos 1-5: most of the current work is taking place inside the building. HVAC ductwork as well as electrical and security cabling installations snake their ways across the ceilings as drywall finishers continue to smooth out the drywall mud on the seams. Here are photos of construction progress in the lobby area, corridor and classrooms.

    drywalled lobby area with HVAC ductwork

    drywall finishing in the lobby

    HVAC ductwork in corridor ceiling

    drywalled classroom 1

    drywalled classroom 2

    Photo 6: a crew member works on the wiring for a ceiling fixture.

    installing electrical wiring

Sept. 21, 2021

  • Photo 1: installation of the siding continues.

    siding installation continues

    Photo 2: drywall has been installed in the entry vestibule as electrical and security cabling continues.

    entry vestibule under construction

    Photo 3: the sheetrocked lobby area serves as a space for equipment and supplies.

    lobby under construction

    Photo 4: crew members apply drywall tape and mud in the building corridor.

    finishing drywall

    Photo 5: in one of the classrooms, a crew member applies insulating wrap around the HVAC ducts.

    applying insulating wrap around HVAC duct

    Photo 6: at the back of the building, exterior panels continue to be installed.

    installing exterior panel

Sept. 14, 2021

  • Photo 1: siding continues to be installed around the building exterior.

    siding installation

    Photo 2: the entry vestibule has been insulated and conduit for security cabling and other electrical wiring installed.

    entry vestibule under construction

    Photo 3: a team installs sheetrock boards on a classroom ceiling.

    installing ceiling sheetrock boards

    Photo 4: sheetrock covers half of the hallway as more boards stand ready to be installed.

    sheetrock installation in hallway

    Photos 5 and 6: ceiling cassettes will deliver HVAC into the classrooms. Insulation is being sheathed to prepare for sheetrock installation.

    classroom under construction with exposed insulation

    classroom under construction with sheathed insulation

Sept. 8, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: roof panels are installed. Siding is starting to be installed over the weather-proofing sheathing.

    aerial view of building exterior

    installation of siding

    Photo 3: inside, a crew member applies insulation to the perimeter walls.

    installing wall insulation

    Photo 4: HVAC condensate lines stream out from a central unit in the hallway ceiling.

    HVAC condensate unit and lines

    Photo 5: a crew member verifies measurements near piping.

    measuring around piping

    Photo 6: crew members work on overhead conduit and pipes in one of the classrooms.

    working on overhead conduit

    Photo 6: HVAC ductwork continues in the ceilings.

    HVAC ductwork in ceiling

Aug. 23, 2021

  • Photo 1: the frame for the entry vestibule door is installed.

    installation of entry vestibule door frame

    Photo 2: a crew member cuts pipe and conduit to the right size for installation.

    cutting pipe

    Photo 3: plumbing has been roughed in for the restroom.

    roughed-in plumbing

    Photo 4: installation of HVAC ductwork has started.

    HVAC ductwork installation

    Photo 5: in the ceiling, HVAC condensate lines are being assembled.

    HVAC condensate lines

    Photo 6: roofing work has begun and sheathing is complete.

    sheathing at back of building

Aug. 16, 2021

  • Photo 1: this aerial view shows the metal roofing parts stacked up, ready for installation, and weather barrier sheathing wrapping around the building exterior.

    aerial view of roofing materials on building

    Photo 2: a crew member takes measurements for the sheathing that will be attached to the building.

    crew member measuring for sheathing

    Photos 3 and 4: rough framing is completed for the entry vestibule and main office area where conduit is stored to be cut and installed.

    framed entry vestibule

    framed office area

    Photo 5: this framed hallway leads to the classrooms and other spaces.

    framed hallway

    Photo 6: all the windows have been installed around the building, including in this classroom.

    windows in framed classroom

Aug. 4, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: framing is wrapping up inside the building, including interior door and sidelight window frames in the entry vestibule and classrooms.

    entry vestibule framing

    framing of classroom doors and sidelight windows

    Photos 3 and 4: weatherproofing will be wrapped around the building over the next few weeks.

    weatherproofing around front of building

    weatherproofing around back of building

July 27, 2021

  • Photo 1: the base of the roof has been constructed and ready for installation of roofing materials.

    aerial view over roof of building construction

    Photo 2: inside the building, the entry and main office areas have been framed.

    framed-out office area

    Photos 3 and 4: classroom areas continue to be framed.

    framing of larger classrooms

    framing of smaller classrooms

July 15, 2021

  • Photo 1: the exterior of the building is framed and roof trusses installed.

    exterior front of building

    Photo 2: a crew member continues fastening the roof trusses to the building frame.

    fastening roof trusses

    Photos 3 and 4: framing of interior walls continues in the front entry/office area and the classroom section.

    interior framing of office walls

    interior framing of classroom walls

    Photo 5: a crew member works on the roof structure over the classroom section.

    working on roof section

July 9, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: roof trusses are lifted by crane to the top of the building frame

    crane lift of roof truss

    roof truss lifted to top of building

    Photos 3 and 4: crew members position each truss into place over beams and at the sides of the building.

    positioning roof truss over beam

    positioning roof truss at side of building

    Photo 5: as the roof trusses go up, work continues on cutting wood for the building frame.

    cutting wood for building frame

    Photo 6: wood is crisscrossed between sections of the building to support the walls under construction.

    crisscrossed wall supports

July 2, 2021

  • Photos 1-4: wood framing for the building has started, beginning with exterior walls and moving into the interior.

    overhead view of start of wood framing

    aerial side view of building framing

    framing on the southwest corner of the building

    interior view of framing

June 23, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: the foundation is sprayed with water to slow evaporation from the concrete and to keep it moist as it is curing for maximum strength and to prevent cracking by curing too quickly, especially in excessive heat. Framing of the building is just starting around the foundation.

    aerial view of foundation slab

    start of building framing on foundation

June 18, 2021

  • Photos 1-3: after the foundation was poured very early in the morning, crew members smooth out the concrete surface and trim rough edges.

    foundation slab for building

    smoothing out concrete foundation surface

    trimming rough edges from concrete foundation

June 8, 2021

  • Photos 1-3: the construction crew prepares the foundation for the modular building, including grading and compacting the gravel between the forms for concrete footings.

    crew grades and compacts gravel for foundation

    aerial view of foundation forms

    loading gravel for foundation area

May 3, 2021

  • Photos 1-2: trenches for the foundation footings have been excavated. Further work is contingent on receipt of additional permits.

    aerial view of foundation footing trenches

    trenches for foundation footings

April 19, 2021

  • Photos 1-2: locations of foundation footings have been outlined. The crew begins trenching along those lines.

    aerial view of foundation footing markings

    trenching of foundation footings begins

April 8, 2021

  • Photos 1-2: the foundation pad has been graveled and graded. Sidewalk at the perimeter of the site has been demolished.

    aerial view of foundation pad in place

    sidewalk remains and foundation pad

April 1, 2021

  • Photos 1-3: the site is being excavated to prepare for the new building.

    aerial view of preparatory site work

    dirt is being loaded for removal

    ground view of preliminary site work

March 25, 2021

  • Photo 1: pipes for a water line are ready to be installed.

    water pipes on construction site

    Photo 2: asphalt in the parking lot was cut to allow for boring of the building's water pipeline from the boiler room to the street service line.

    pipeline boring area

    Photo 3: stakes and painted markings outline areas for construction work.

    stakes marking out construction site

March 1, 2021

  • Photo 1: this aerial view of the Miller Education Center-West campus shows the center's site at the top left, bordered by SE Oak St. and SE 5th Ave.

    aerial view of MEC-West campus

    Photo 2: a closer view of the site shows the contractor's erosion control measures in place to prepare the site for construction.

    aerial view of center's construction site

    Photo 3: a rendering of the building is superimposed on the site to illustrate its expected placement (not to scale).

    construction site with superimposed rendering