Aug. 18, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: work on the new HVAC system is wrapping up with final testing and balancing of the units in the cafeteria and closing up the ceilings where the HVAC ducts were worked on.
Aug. 11, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: the secured entry vestibule is nearly complete with check-in hardware in front of the main entrance and new vestibule doors that will be locked and closed during the school day. These security measures will help limit access into the rest of the building.
Photo 3: posts and temporary fencing have been erected to secure the new HVAC units. Permanent fencing is expected to go up next week.
Photo 4: ventilation and air conditioning units are now operational in the music room, library and cafeteria (shown here), including the addition of three large fans above the cafeteria for air flow.
Photo 5: HVAC work is wrapping up in the music room as well as the library.
July 28, 2021
Photo 1: crew members install HVAC mechanical units that will serve the library and cafeteria.
Photo 2: condensate lines are laid under the roof area from the interior HVAC cassettes to the exterior HVAC units.
Photos 3 and 4: connections and cabling continue to be installed in the library and gym.
Photo 5: security hardware has been installed at the front entry to the school to better monitor and secure access into the building.
July 13, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: HVAC units to deliver air conditioning have been installed in the media center.
Photo 3: air conditioning units are also being added to the cafeteria.
July 2, 2021
Photo 1: the concrete pad for the new HVAC mechanical unit is curing and nearly ready for the unit's installation.
Photo 2: in the library, ceiling tiles are moved aside to expose areas for HVAC ductwork.
June 23, 2021
Photo 1: crew members smooth out freshly-poured concrete for the HVAC unit pad to bring in air conditioning into the library and cafeteria.
Photos 2 and 3: ceiling grids are removed to expose the HVAC ductwork in the hallway and library.
Photo 4: a crew member measures out the HVAC ductwork space.
March 25, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: the posts for the covered play structure have been reinforced for added safety.
Photo 3: the gates for the gym fencing have been installed, as well as concrete finishes for the walkway next to the modular.
March 11, 2021: Gym Virtual Tour
Feb. 23, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: fence posts are ready for fencing to be installed at the front of the gym.
Feb. 16, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: a crew member installs the carpet tiles at the entry, one of the final tasks toward completion of the gym. Touch-ups and cleaning are progressing.
Photo 3: boxes are being moved into the PE office.
Photo 4: the gym floor shines after polishing and cleaning.
Feb. 9, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: striping and final varnish coats have been applied to the gym floor as the building nears completion.
Photo 3: the bathroom sink area is nearly completed.
Photo 4: work continues on the curbing and landscaping between the gym and modular.
Feb. 1, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: fine sanding prepares the gym's wood floor for final coats of varnish.
Photo 3: a crew member installs fixtures for the bathroom sinks.
Photo 4: forms are set up to pour concrete for a curb near the modular building. This will help direct water flow away from the building.
Jan. 26, 2021
Photo 1: the wood floor continues to condition inside the gym.
Photos 2 and 3: wiring for the security system hangs from the ceiling as connections and testing continue with the central panel.
Jan. 20, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: the wood floor has been installed in the gym (and there's part of a pallet left over). Coming up are sanding, coating and painting of stripes.
Photos 3 and 4: aerial views show the completed exterior work, including the new parking lot and sidewalks next to the gym as well as the pathway from the rear of the campus.
Jan. 11, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: installation of the gym's floor has begun.
Jan. 5, 2021
Photo 1: strapping for the water heater is being installed in the custodian's work space in the new gym.
Photo 2: a crew member paints the recently-installed wall panels.
Photo 3: security control wiring continues to be worked on in the gym corridor ceiling.
Photos 4 and 5: wood is being trimmed to add to the top of the wall panels.
Dec. 28, 2020
Photo 1: wood for the gym floor is being conditioned before installation.
Photo 2: crew members install the wall panels and stalls for the restrooms.
Photo 3: the PE storage area has been paneled and is being prepared for painting.
Photos 4 and 5: crew members clean the large fan and windows.
Dec. 21, 2020
Photos 1-3: overhead work continues in the gym with the attachment of the fan blades and wiring lighting fixtures, as well as electrical and security wiring in the hallway.
Photo 4: outside the front of the gym, soil in the planter area is being prepared for irrigation and landscaping.
Dec. 14, 2020
Photo 1: the courtyard area is being prepared for another concrete pour, after the sidewalks and the planter area were completed.
Photo 2: the entry canopy will be covered soon.
Photo 3: HVAC ducts have been installed in the gym ceiling, ready to begin heating operation.
Photo 4: railings have been added at the stair ends of the concrete bench.
Dec. 7, 2020
Photo 1: ceiling tectum and lights have been installed. A crew member affixes hangers that will hold the HVAC ductwork to go across the ceiling
Photo 2: HVAC ducts wait to be installed above the gym.
Photo 3: paneling on the gym walls continues to be installed.
Photo 4: security and other electrical wiring is being installed in the hallway ceiling.
Photo 5: a painter finishes up the ceiling in the PE equipment storage room.
Nov. 30, 2020
Photo 1: striping has been painted in the new gym parking lot.
Photo 2: a crew member affixes a concrete bumper/stop in a parking space.
Photo 3: glazing has been added to the top of the storefront windows in the gym entryway.
Photo 4: a crew member paints the ceiling in the PE storage area.
Photo 5: an electrician organizes the wires into the circuit breaker panel.
Nov. 23, 2020
Photo 1: careful measurements are taken along the wall framing to verify correct placement.
Photo 2: in the middle of the gym, pallets of acoustic panels await installation on the ceiling.
Photo 3: concrete has been poured for the benches.
Photo 4: framing has been added for the storefront windows of the entry vestibule.
Photo 5: the bathroom and corridor have been sheetrocked.
Nov. 16, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: crew members cut styrofoam blocks to size, then assemble them in place to serve as the forms for the concrete gym benches.
Photo 3: electrical work continues overhead in the corridor.
Photo 4: up in the mezzanine, the air handler and other HVAC systems are ready to be turned on to condition the gym space.
Photo 5: a crew member sheetrocks the entry vestibule.
Nov. 9, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: these aerial views show progress of construction on the gym site, including the recent paving of the parking lot.
Photo 3: the exterior brickwork is complete; construction of the entry vestibule continues.
Photos 4 and 5: construction continues in the interior of the gym, with walls framed and being prepared for drywall installation.
Nov. 2, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: asphalt paving starts out on the fire access road next to the gym.
Photo 3: the parking lot is the next area to be paved.
Photo 4: masons are laying brick on the third wall of the gym - one more to go!
Oct. 26, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: masons are starting to add brick around the gym building.
Photo 3: new carpet has been laid in the learning areas.
Photo 4: in the hallways, tack board has been installed.
Oct. 16, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: grading has begun in the parking area next to the gym.
Photo 3: crew members continue to install the exterior panels on the gym building.
Photo 4: a crew member cuts wood to fasten on the framing for the bathroom walls.
Photo 5: wall panels (foreground) are ready to be installed on the interior framing.
Photo 6: framing is nearly complete for the PE teacher's office and storage area.
Oct. 6, 2020
Photo 1: crew members prepare framing to go over a doorway.
Photo 2: bracing continues to be installed in the gym ceiling.
Photo 3: crew members tighten the bolts that are securing the exterior panels to the gym structure.
Photo 4: HVAC ductwork in the mezzanine will soon be covered by exterior panels and interior framing and drywall.
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.
Photo 3: also up in the ceiling of the gym, another crew member works on attaching electrical conduit.
Photo 4: plumbing of pipe for the restrooms has started to be installed in the wall framing.
Photo 5: the area for the parking lot next to the gym is being cleared out and prepared for grading and eventual paving.
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.
Photo 2: HVAC ductwork hangs from the ceiling like modern sculpture.
Photo 3: framing of the mezzanine area continues.
Photo 4: the interior walls are framed and prepared for insulation.
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.
Photo 2: external wall panels are starting to be wrapped around the gym as framing for the celestory windows has been placed.
Photo 3: a view of the mezzanine floor; in the background, crew members inspect the roof panels.
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.
Photo 3: roofing work is expected to be completed on Aug. 28.
Aug. 18, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: landscaping has been added to a bioswale area and in the rest of the renovated parking lot.
Photo 3: painting of the gym's structural steel has started.
Photos 4 and 5: ceiling grid installation is complete in the learning areas, and move-in has begun.
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.
Photo 3: tackboard awaits installation in the hallway
Photo 4: a sidewalk has been poured near the kindergarten wing as roofing on the wing continues.
Photo 5: paving and striping are completed in the parking lot. Light bases have been installed.
Photos 6 and 7: structural steel framing for the gym continues as crew members work on the mezzanine area.
Aug. 1, 2020
Photos 1-3: crew members install the structural steel beams for the gym.
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.
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.
Photo 4: work continues on framing and conduits to prepare for the gym foundation pour.
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 .
June 23, 2020
Photo 1: this aerial view shows roofing and parking lot work on the site.
Photo 2: a closer look at the parking lot work.
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.
Photo 6: plumbing improvements are wrapping up as the wall and tile under the bathroom sinks are replaced.
Photo 7: forms are being constructed for the gym foundation concrete.
June 8, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: grading for the gym foundation has begun, including spreading the original base rock pile across the site.
Photo 3: plumbing in the bathrooms is being replaced.
Photo 4: seismic and roofing work are part of the interior renovations.
June 1, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: existing asphalt and concrete is cut to start shaping out the new dropoff area and parking lot.
Photos 3 and 4: excavation and grading begin to define the new gym area and adjacent parking lot.
Photos 5-7: work continues on interior renovations.
May 18, 2020
Photo 1: HVAC ducts have been removed to start renovations to the building.
Photo 2: new water supply pipes are being added to the bathroom plumbing.
Photo 3: hallway walls have been removed to enable upgrading of the domestic water plumbing.
May 12, 2020
Photo 1: inside the bathrooms, tile is being removed to expose the water pipes underneath.
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.
Photo 3: a crew member performs overhead work in the hallway.
May 6, 2020
Renovations have started inside the building that include seismic upgrades and roofing.