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.