Oct. 11, 2021
Photo 1: exterior painting is complete with the addition of the contrasting grey color.
Photos 2-4: the concrete floors have been polished throughout the building, including the lobby area, offices and classrooms.
Photo 5: with interior painting completed, crew members install the hardware for the suspended ceiling grid.
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.
Photo 3: the lobby area is being painted a medium blue.
Photos 4-6: the classrooms and hallway are being painted in an off-white color.
Photo 7: the medium-blue accent color is repeated in the 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.
Photo 6: a crew member works on the wiring for a ceiling fixture.
Sept. 21, 2021
Photo 1: installation of the siding continues.
Photo 2: drywall has been installed in the entry vestibule as electrical and security cabling continues.
Photo 3: the sheetrocked lobby area serves as a space for equipment and supplies.
Photo 4: crew members apply drywall tape and mud in the building corridor.
Photo 5: in one of the classrooms, a crew member applies insulating wrap around the HVAC ducts.
Photo 6: at the back of the building, exterior panels continue to be installed.
Sept. 14, 2021
Photo 1: siding continues to be installed around the building exterior.
Photo 2: the entry vestibule has been insulated and conduit for security cabling and other electrical wiring installed.
Photo 3: a team installs sheetrock boards on a classroom ceiling.
Photo 4: sheetrock covers half of the hallway as more boards stand ready to be installed.
Photos 5 and 6: ceiling cassettes will deliver HVAC into the classrooms. Insulation is being sheathed to prepare for sheetrock installation.
Sept. 8, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: roof panels are installed. Siding is starting to be installed over the weather-proofing sheathing.
Photo 3: inside, a crew member applies insulation to the perimeter walls.
Photo 4: HVAC condensate lines stream out from a central unit in the hallway ceiling.
Photo 5: a crew member verifies measurements near piping.
Photo 6: crew members work on overhead conduit and pipes in one of the classrooms.
Photo 6: HVAC ductwork continues in the ceilings.
Aug. 23, 2021
Photo 1: the frame for the entry vestibule door is installed.
Photo 2: a crew member cuts pipe and conduit to the right size for installation.
Photo 3: plumbing has been roughed in for the restroom.
Photo 4: installation of HVAC ductwork has started.
Photo 5: in the ceiling, HVAC condensate lines are being assembled.
Photo 6: roofing work has begun and sheathing is complete.
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.
Photo 2: a crew member takes measurements for the sheathing that will be attached to the building.
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.
Photo 5: this framed hallway leads to the classrooms and other spaces.
Photo 6: all the windows have been installed around the building, including in this 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.
Photos 3 and 4: weatherproofing will be wrapped around the building over the next few weeks.
July 27, 2021
Photo 1: the base of the roof has been constructed and ready for installation of roofing materials.
Photo 2: inside the building, the entry and main office areas have been framed.
Photos 3 and 4: classroom areas continue to be framed.
July 15, 2021
Photo 1: the exterior of the building is framed and roof trusses installed.
Photo 2: a crew member continues fastening the roof trusses to the building frame.
Photos 3 and 4: framing of interior walls continues in the front entry/office area and the classroom section.
Photo 5: a crew member works on the roof structure over the classroom section.
July 9, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: roof trusses are lifted by crane to the top of the building frame
Photos 3 and 4: crew members position each truss into place over beams and at the sides of the building.
Photo 5: as the roof trusses go up, work continues on cutting wood for the building frame.
Photo 6: wood is crisscrossed between sections of the building to support the walls under construction.
July 2, 2021
Photos 1-4: wood framing for the building has started, beginning with exterior walls and moving into the interior.
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.
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.
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.
May 3, 2021
Photos 1-2: trenches for the foundation footings have been excavated. Further work is contingent on receipt of additional permits.
April 19, 2021
Photos 1-2: locations of foundation footings have been outlined. The crew begins trenching along those lines.
April 8, 2021
Photos 1-2: the foundation pad has been graveled and graded. Sidewalk at the perimeter of the site has been demolished.
April 1, 2021
Photos 1-3: the site is being excavated to prepare for the new building.
March 25, 2021
Photo 1: pipes for a water line are ready to be installed.
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.
Photo 3: stakes and painted markings outline areas for construction work.
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.
Photo 2: a closer view of the site shows the contractor's erosion control measures in place to prepare the site for construction.
Photo 3: a rendering of the building is superimposed on the site to illustrate its expected placement (not to scale).