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.

    testing new HVAC in cafeteria

    re-closed hallway ceiling

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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.

    entry security hardware

    entry vestibule doors

    Photo 3: posts and temporary fencing have been erected to secure the new HVAC units. Permanent fencing is expected to go up next week.

    outdoor HVAC units with temporary fencing

    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.

    HVAC and fans in cafeteria

    Photo 5: HVAC work is wrapping up in the music room as well as the library.

    finishing up HVAC work in music room

July 28, 2021

  • Photo 1: crew members install HVAC mechanical units that will serve the library and cafeteria.

    installing HVAC units

    Photo 2: condensate lines are laid under the roof area from the interior HVAC cassettes to the exterior HVAC units.

    HVAC condensate lines under roof

    Photos 3 and 4: connections and cabling continue to be installed in the library and gym.

    HVAC work in library

    HVAC work in cafeteria

    Photo 5: security hardware has been installed at the front entry to the school to better monitor and secure access into the building.

    entry security hardware installation

July 13, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: HVAC units to deliver air conditioning have been installed in the media center.

    AC units in library ceiling

    close-up view of ceiling AC unit

    Photo 3: air conditioning units are also being added to the cafeteria.

    AC units in 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.

    concrete pad curing

    Photo 2: in the library, ceiling tiles are moved aside to expose areas for HVAC ductwork.

    exposed ceiling tiles

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.

    smoothing out fresh concrete

    Photos 2 and 3: ceiling grids are removed to expose the HVAC ductwork in the hallway and library.

    exposed ductwork in hallway

    ceiling tile removed in library

    Photo 4: a crew member measures out the HVAC ductwork space.

    crew member measures ductwork space

March 25, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: the posts for the covered play structure have been reinforced for added safety.

    reinforced posts for covered play area

    covered play structure

    Photo 3: the gates for the gym fencing have been installed, as well as concrete finishes for the walkway next to the modular.

    gate and walkway beside modular building

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.

    aerial view of gym site

    fence posts at the front entry area


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.

    installing carpet tiles

    carpet tile installation at front entry

    Photo 3: boxes are being moved into the PE office.

    moving boxes into PE office

    Photo 4: the gym floor shines after polishing and cleaning.

    polished gym floor


Feb. 9, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: striping and final varnish coats have been applied to the gym floor as the building nears completion.

    view of finished gym floor from northwest

    view of finished gym floor from southwest

    Photo 3: the bathroom sink area is nearly completed.

    bathroom sink area

    Photo 4: work continues on the curbing and landscaping between the gym and modular.

    curbing work around modular

Feb. 1, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: fine sanding prepares the gym's wood floor for final coats of varnish.

    wood floor being sanded

    crew member sanding wood floor

    Photo 3: a crew member installs fixtures for the bathroom sinks.

    installing bathroom sink fixtures

    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.

    form for concrete curb

Jan. 26, 2021

  • Photo 1: the wood floor continues to condition inside the gym.

    installed wood floor in gym

    Photos 2 and 3: wiring for the security system hangs from the ceiling as connections and testing continue with the central panel.

    security system wiring

    security system 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.

    installed wood floor in gym

    view of wood floor from entrance

    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.

    aerial view of gym front

    aerial view of WL Henry campus from the northeast

Jan. 11, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: installation of the gym's floor has begun.

    installing wood floor

    wood slats to install

Jan. 5, 2021

  • Photo 1: strapping for the water heater is being installed in the custodian's work space in the new gym.

    installing water heater strapping

    Photo 2: a crew member paints the recently-installed wall panels.

    painting wall panels

    Photo 3: security control wiring continues to be worked on in the gym corridor ceiling.

    work on security wiring in ceiling

    Photos 4 and 5: wood is being trimmed to add to the top of the wall panels.

    cutting wood for wall panel trim

    wood panels and flooring assembled in the gym

Dec. 28, 2020

  • Photo 1: wood for the gym floor is being conditioned before installation.

    wood flooring awaits installation

    Photo 2: crew members install the wall panels and stalls for the restrooms.

    installing restroom panels and stalls

    Photo 3: the PE storage area has been paneled and is being prepared for painting.

    PE storage area paneled

    Photos 4 and 5: crew members clean the large fan and windows.

    cleaning large ventilation fan in gym

    cleaning gym 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.

    overhead work continues in the gym

    a crew member installs the wiring for a lighting fixture

    electrical and security wiring in the exposed hallway ceiling

    Photo 4: outside the front of the gym, soil in the planter area is being prepared for irrigation and landscaping.

    preparing planter area

Dec. 14, 2020

  • Photo 1: the courtyard area is being prepared for another concrete pour, after the sidewalks and the planter area were completed.

    unfinished courtyard readied for concrete pour

    Photo 2: the entry canopy will be covered soon.

    unfinished entry canopy

    Photo 3: HVAC ducts have been installed in the gym ceiling, ready to begin heating operation.

    HVAC ceiling duct installation

    Photo 4: railings have been added at the stair ends of the concrete bench.

    bench stair railings

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

    ceiling work in gym

    Photo 2: HVAC ducts wait to be installed above the gym.

    HVAC ducts lined up against wall

    Photo 3: paneling on the gym walls continues to be installed.

    partially-paneled gym wall

    Photo 4: security and other electrical wiring is being installed in the hallway ceiling.

    electrical wiring in ceiling

    Photo 5: a painter finishes up the ceiling in the PE equipment storage room.

    finishing ceiling paint in storage room

Nov. 30, 2020

  • Photo 1: striping has been painted in the new gym parking lot.

    aerial view of new striping in gym parking lot

    Photo 2: a crew member affixes a concrete bumper/stop in a parking space.

    affixing concrete stop

    Photo 3: glazing has been added to the top of the storefront windows in the gym entryway.

    partially-glazed gym entryway

    Photo 4: a crew member paints the ceiling in the PE storage area.

    painting ceiling in PE storage area

    Photo 5: an electrician organizes the wires into the circuit breaker panel.

    organizing wires into circuit breaker panel

Nov. 23, 2020

  • Photo 1: careful measurements are taken along the wall framing to verify correct placement.

    measuring for wall panels

    Photo 2: in the middle of the gym, pallets of acoustic panels await installation on the ceiling.

    pallets of acoustic panels await installation

    Photo 3: concrete has been poured for the benches.

    concrete poured for benches

    Photo 4: framing has been added for the storefront windows of the entry vestibule.

    window frames for entry vestibule

    Photo 5: the bathroom and corridor have been sheetrocked.

    sheetrocked bathroom walls

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.

    cutting styrofoam blocks for bench forms

    assembling the bench forms

    Photo 3: electrical work continues overhead in the corridor.

    overhead electrical work

    Photo 4: up in the mezzanine, the air handler and other HVAC systems are ready to be turned on to condition the gym space.

    HVAC system in gym mezzanine

    Photo 5: a crew member sheetrocks the entry vestibule.

    sheetrocking 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.

    aerial view of gym and parking lot

    higher aerial view of gym site

    Photo 3: the exterior brickwork is complete; construction of the entry vestibule continues.

    view of gym exterior

    Photos 4 and 5: construction continues in the interior of the gym, with walls framed and being prepared for drywall installation.

    interior view of gym construction toward the back

    interior view of gym construction toward the front

Nov. 2, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: asphalt paving starts out on the fire access road next to the gym.

    asphalt paving

    crews smooth out asphalt before rolling

    Photo 3: the parking lot is the next area to be paved.

    aerial view of graded parking lot

    Photo 4: masons are laying brick on the third wall of the gym - one more to go!

    bricklaying on gym wall

Oct. 26, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: masons are starting to add brick around the gym building.

    bricklaying on gym building

    mason applying brick to gym building

    Photo 3: new carpet has been laid in the learning areas.

    new carpet in learning area

    Photo 4: in the hallways, tack board has been installed.

    new tackboard in hallway

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

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

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