Oct. 16, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: grading has begun in the parking area next to the gym.

    aerial view of gym construction site

    grading of gym parking area

    Photo 3: crew members continue to install the exterior panels on the gym building.

    installing gym exterior panels

    Photo 4: a crew member cuts wood to fasten on the framing for the bathroom walls.

    cutting wood for bathroom walls

    Photo 5: wall panels (foreground) are ready to be installed on the interior framing.

    wall panels for installation on gym interior

    Photo 6: framing is nearly complete for the PE teacher's office and storage area.

    framing of PE teacher's office

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Oct. 6, 2020

  • Photo 1: crew members prepare framing to go over a doorway.

    workers preparing framing

    Photo 2: bracing continues to be installed in the gym ceiling.

    bracing installation in gym ceiling

    Photo 3: crew members tighten the bolts that are securing the exterior panels to the gym structure.

    securing bolts for exterior panels

    Photo 4: HVAC ductwork in the mezzanine will soon be covered by exterior panels and interior framing and drywall.

    exposed HVAC ductwork in gym mezzanine

Sept. 28, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: a crew member cuts a length of ceiling grid to size, then works with his partner to attach it in its place.

    worker cutting length of ceiling grid

    workers attaching ceiling grid

    Photo 3: also up in the ceiling of the gym, another crew member works on attaching electrical conduit.

    worker attaching electric conduit in ceiling

    Photo 4: plumbing of pipe for the restrooms has started to be installed in the wall framing.

    plumbing pipe installation

    Photo 5: the area for the parking lot next to the gym is being cleared out and prepared for grading and eventual paving.

    aerial view of unfinished parking lot

Sept. 21, 2020

  • Photo 1: the roof is completed, the gym exterior is ready for brickwork, and interior work is currently focused on installing ductwork, electrical conduit and wall panels.

    aerial view of gym construction so far

    Photo 2: HVAC ductwork hangs from the ceiling like modern sculpture.

    'HVAC ductwork hangs from ceiling

    Photo 3: framing of the mezzanine area continues.

    framing of mezzanine

    Photo 4: the interior walls are framed and prepared for insulation.

    interior walls of gym

Sept. 2-9, 2020

  • September 14, 2020 - High above W.L. Henry Elementary School’s new gym, the experienced sub-contractor team fit insulated panels, one-by-one like puzzle pieces, to form the roof of the gym. Every five minutes or so, a crane was loaded with a panel and lifted it to the rooftop. A member of the team would guide the panel to its place. Then, together, the team lowered the panel, jiggled it to fit, and secured it to the structural steel. In all, they installed 72 panels in about ten work-hours. Watch how they did it.

    With the roof now installed, work can progress to completing the clerestory window sheathing and glazing, as well as constructing the interior walls and concrete benches. Work has already begun with framing the mezzanine and entry vestibule areas.

    This crew also worked on the roof installations for the new gyms at North Plains and Minter Bridge Elementary Schools, currently under construction, as well as Eastwood’s gym, completed in January. And that’s just Hillsboro School District’s projects—they have been involved in other districts’ gym construction, too!

    Construction of separate gymnasiums fulfills HSD’s bond promise to relieve the crowding at elementary schools that have had to share gym and cafeteria space for multiple uses (no more gymacafetoriums!). With Eastwood and Mooberry gyms already completed, and three more coming on-line soon, students can look forward to using their shiny new gyms when they physically return to school. Brookwood’s gym is also another beautiful facility that is part of its new building.

    Not only will the schools’ PE classes have their own spaces separate from cafeteria uses, but the gyms will provide much-needed recreational basketball and volleyball facilities for our community youth. Also, because they are built to “immediate occupancy” seismic standards, they can serve as emergency shelters in the event of a major earthquake.

    Over the coming months, the District will have even more PE and community facilities as more gyms start to be erected at Jackson, Ladd Acres and McKinney Elementary Schools. Stay updated at hillsboro-bond.org.

Aug. 31, 2020

  • Photo 1: crew members check the steel beams on the gym to prepare for the upcoming installation of roof panels.

    crew members checking beams

    Photo 2: external wall panels are starting to be wrapped around the gym as framing for the celestory windows has been placed.

    interior gym construction

    Photo 3: a view of the mezzanine floor; in the background, crew members inspect the roof panels.

    view of gym mezzanine floor beams

Aug. 24, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: painting of the gym's structural steel is nearly finished. Next are the installation of external and wall panels.

    aerial view of gym structure

    aerial view of worker painting structural steel

    Photo 3: roofing work is expected to be completed on Aug. 28.

    aerial view of school roof

Aug. 18, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: landscaping has been added to a bioswale area and in the rest of the renovated parking lot.

    plantings in bioswale

    aerial view of parking lot

    Photo 3: painting of the gym's structural steel has started.

    painting of gym steel

    Photos 4 and 5: ceiling grid installation is complete in the learning areas, and move-in has begun.

    finished learning area

    moving back into learning area

Aug. 11, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: ceiling grids have been installed in the learning areas; in one wing, panels are nearly all inserted to cover up the overhead ductwork.

    ceiling grid in learning area

    ceiling panel installation in learning area

    Photo 3: tackboard awaits installation in the hallway

    tackboard awaiting installation

    Photo 4: a sidewalk has been poured near the kindergarten wing as roofing on the wing continues.

    kindergarten wing sidewalk and roofing

    Photo 5: paving and striping are completed in the parking lot. Light bases have been installed.

    aerial view of parking lot striping

    Photos 6 and 7: structural steel framing for the gym continues as crew members work on the mezzanine area.

    aerial view of gym framing

    gym structure so far

Aug. 1, 2020

  • Photos 1-3: crew members install the structural steel beams for the gym.

    crew members attaching steel beam

    structural steel installation so far

    crew members carrying beam to place

    Photos 4-5: now that curbs are installed, old asphalt patched, and new asphalt added, a slurry seal brings a uniform covering over the updated parking lot.

    slurry sealing of parking lot begins

    aerial view of parking lot slurry sealing

June 29, 2020

  • Photos 1-3: crews continue reinforcement of the roof to support the new rooftop HVAC mechanical units, including work above the building and inside the ceiling.

    aerial view of seismic/roofing work

    crew member reinforcing the roof above the building

    view of roofwork from inside the building

    Photo 4: work continues on framing and conduits to prepare for the gym foundation pour.

    foundation framing

    Photos 5-6: framing outlines the curbing that will be installed in the parking lot; the aerial provides a bird's-eye view of the site .

    framing for curbs

    aerial view of parking lot curb frames

June 23, 2020

  • Photo 1: this aerial view shows roofing and parking lot work on the site.

    aerial view of campus construction

    Photo 2: a closer look at the parking lot work.

    aerial view of parking lot construction

    Photos 3-5: improvements occur above the building as old roofing material is removed to prepare for re-roofing, and below the ceiling with seismic supports.

    aerial view of roofing work

    crew members removing old roofing material

    below-ceiling seismic work

    Photo 6: plumbing improvements are wrapping up as the wall and tile under the bathroom sinks are replaced.

    replacing undersink wall and tile in bathroom

    Photo 7: forms are being constructed for the gym foundation concrete.

    aerial view of foundation form construction

June 8, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: grading for the gym foundation has begun, including spreading the original base rock pile across the site.

    grading of gym site

    base rock spread across gym site

    Photo 3: plumbing in the bathrooms is being replaced.

    plumbing in the bathrooms is being replaced

    Photo 4: seismic and roofing work are part of the interior renovations.

    seismic work in building ceiling

June 1, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: existing asphalt and concrete is cut to start shaping out the new dropoff area and parking lot.

    aerial view of parking lot cutting

    cuts in parking lot

    Photos 3 and 4: excavation and grading begin to define the new gym area and adjacent parking lot.

    aerial view of gym excavation

    gym excavation

    Photos 5-7: work continues on interior renovations.

    crew members cutting drywall

    crew members working overhead

    exposed HVAC ducts

May 18, 2020

  • Photo 1: HVAC ducts have been removed to start renovations to the building.

    HVAC duct removal

    Photo 2: new water supply pipes are being added to the bathroom plumbing.

    bathroom piping

    Photo 3: hallway walls have been removed to enable upgrading of the domestic water plumbing.

    hallway plumbing

May 12, 2020

  • Photo 1: inside the bathrooms, tile is being removed to expose the water pipes underneath.

    work on bathroom pipes

    Photo 2: HVAC mechanical units are being removed from the rooftop in advance of roofing work; these will be replaced when the roofing is done.

    roofing work

    Photo 3: a crew member performs overhead work in the hallway.

    overhead work in building

May 6, 2020

  • Renovations have started inside the building that include seismic upgrades and roofing.

    start of renovation work

    pipes exposed behind walls