Sept. 8, 2021

  • Photo 1: fencing, bike racks and landscaping add the final touches to the exterior of the gym.

    finished gym exterior

    Photo 2: inside the gym, sunlight reflects off of the polished wood floor.

    finished gym interior

    Photo 3: PE equipment has been moved into the PE teacher's office.

    PE equipment in office

    Photo 4: the custodian's area is complete and includes a floor sink.

    finished custodian's area

    Photo 5: the restrooms are complete with boys' and girls' sides as well as gender-neutral stalls in between.

    finished gym restrooms

    Photo 6: swings have been added, completing the new playground.

    finished playground

    Photo 7: the building's exterior is being refreshed with new paint.

    painting building exterior

    Photo 8: entry vestibule doors are closed during the school day to limit access into the building. Seen on the other side are visitors checking in at the main office.

    back of entry vestibule

    Photo 9: the completed new lift to the stage provides ADA accessibility.

    completed lift to stage

    Photo 10: cassettes in the ceiling are part of the HVAC upgrades that added air conditioning in the media center and throughout the building.

    completed HVAC in media center

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Aug. 24, 2021

  • Photo 1: the rubberized tile surface has been added to the new playground, which is almost ready for use.

    finished playground

    Photo 2: glazing is now being installed on the gym windows after manufacturing and delivery delays.

    installing gym windows

    Photo 3: finishing touches and cleanup prepare the gym for the school year.

    finishing touches to gym

    Photo 4: the gym restrooms have been finished with fixtures and the epoxy flooring.

    finished gym restrooms

    Photo 5: the ADA lift near the stage is installed and ready for use.

    finished ADA lift to stage

    Photo 6: the new entry vestibule is undergoing final security wiring and testing.

    finished entry vestibule

    Photo 7: all the ceiling tiles throughout the building have been placed in their grids to cover up the HVAC ductwork above.

    finished staff room

Aug. 17, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: the new stairs and ADA lift to the stage are nearly finished.

    stairs and lift to stage

    lift mechanism

    Photo 3: the new secured entry vestibule will allow better monitoring of visitors and access into the building.

    entry vestibule

    Photos 4 and 5: HVAC cassettes in the ceiling add air conditioning into the library, classrooms and other spaces.

    HVAC cassettes in library ceiling

    HVAC cassette in classroom ceiling

    Photo 6: striping has been applied to the gym floor and the final polish makes it shine.

    finished gym floor

    Photos 8 and 9: the playground equipment is fully installed; the rubberized tile surface will be added soon.

    aerial view of playground site

    aerial view of playground equipment

Aug. 3-5, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: fencing is being installed around the gym and has been completed around the ground-level HVAC units. Gate installation is next.

    fencing being installed at front of gym

    fencing around HVAC units

    Photo 3: members of the School Board and Citizens Bond Oversight Committee tour the gym as part of a series of project visits.

    CBOC members touring gym

    Photo 4: the gym floor has received its initial sealant finish.

    sealed gym floor

    Photo 5: the playground is starting to be installed; the synthetic turf adds all-weather play opportunities.

    playground installation

    Photo 6: framing for the interior door of the entry vestibule at the main office has been installed.

    fencing around HVAC units

    Photo 7: outside the main entry, security hardware is being installed to enable monitoring and entry access into the building.

    entry security hardware

    Photo 8: new stairs and an area for an ADA-accessible lift have been constructed at the side of the stage.

    stairs and lift space near stage

July 27, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: the exterior of the gym continues to be finished with landscaping and bike racks.

    landscaping on north side of gym

    southeast corner of gym

    Photo 3: installation of the wood floor in the gym is complete; sanding and sealing will come next to finish it.

    installed gym floor

    Photos 4 and 5: the new ADA restroom and the rest of the front entry are being primed and painted.

    priming and painting of ADA restroom exterior

    priming and painting of main entry area

    Photo 6: air conditioning cassette units are being installed in the ceilings of the library and classrooms

    installation of AC cassette units in ceiling

    Photo 7: a crew member ensures proper alignment of a fence post after concrete has been poured in the post hole. Fencing will soon be installed around the HVAC units.

    south-side wood flooring installation

July 14, 2021

  • Photo 1: the new ADA-accessible restroom near the front office is framed out.

    framed ADA-accessible restroom

    Photo 2: the front office is also being remodeled to create a secured entry vestibule.

    front office renovation

    Photo 3: conduit lines the ceiling behind the cafeteria for condenser lines for the new HVAC units.

    condenser lines in ceiling

    Photo 4: the exterior of the new gym awaits delivery of glazing and storefront windows for the entry.

    nearly-complete gym exterior awaits glazing

    Photos 5 and 6: wood flooring has started to be installed in the gym

    installation of wood flooring in gym

    south-side wood flooring installation

July 6, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: crew members install roof panels above the entry canopy.

    roof panel installation over entry canopy

    attaching roof panel on canopy

    Photo 3: the north side of the gym site is undergoing grading and compaction.

    grading and compaction of gym site

    Photo 4: finishing work continues in the gym as the wood is acclimating prior to installation.

    gym progress so far

    Photos 5 and 6: plumbing is being installed for the new ADA bathroom; flooring in the hallway near the main office has been removed to prepare for additional improvements.

    plumbing installation for ADA bathroom

    construction work near main office

June 30, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: the floor of the school entry has been cut to prepare for construction of pipe for the new ADA-accessible bathroom.

    cut concrete in main entry

    ADA bathroom area under construction

    Photo 3: ceiling tiles have been removed to expose the overhead HVAC ducts that will be worked on.

    exposed ductwork in ceiling

    Photo 4: forms are in place for additional concrete curbs around the gym.

    curb forms around gym

    Photo 5: the large ventilation fan and basketball hoops have been installed in the gym.

    installed fan and hoops in gym

    Photo 6: a crew member finishes installing the new scoreboard.

    scoreboard installation

    Photo 7: heavy plastic temporarily covers the storefront frames until the glazing comes in.

    temporary plastic over gym storefront

    Photo 8: conduit work continues overhead in the gym hallway.

    curb forms around gym

June 22, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: crew members pour and smooth out the concrete for the courtyard area at the front of the gym.

    pouring and smoothing concrete for gym courtyard

    smoothing poured concrete walkway

    Photo 3: the wood for the gym floor has arrived and is acclimating. The basketball hoops have been installed.

    wood flooring acclimating inside gym

    Photo 4: the sinks have been installed in the restroom area.

    installed sinks in restroom area

June 15, 2021

  • Photo 1: hardscaping continues to be installed around the gym.

    hardscaping on side of gym

    Photo 2: the storefront framing for the entry is in place.

    gym storefront under construction

    Photo 3: a crew member installs another piece of the hundreds of feet of overhead conduit in the gym.

    installing conduit overhead

    Photo 4: another crew member adds flashing above the gym window frames.

    installing window flashing

    Photo 5: construction in the gym so far.

    gym construction progress

June 8, 2021

May 26, 2021

  • Photos 1-3: after cutting it to the right size to fit, crew members carry one of the last exterior insulated wall panels to its location, lift it into place, then firmly pound it to lock it against its neighbor.

    crew members carry exterior wall panel

    exterior wall panel lifted to its placel

    exterior wall panel pounded into place

    Photo 4: inside the gym, two large HVAC ducts have been installed in the ceiling, and a concrete bench is curing on the left side.

    installation of synthetic turf on play area

    Photo 5: wood paneling has started to be installed on the interior walls.

    installing wood paneling on interior walls

    Photo 6: the entry vestibule has been sheetrocked. The fire alarm panel has been installed.

    sheetrocked entry vestibule

    Photo 7: the bioswale behind the gym is being prepared for plantings.

    preparing bioswale for plantings

    Photos 8-9: these are two of the mechanical units that were placed by crane last week.

    HVAC mechanical unit and fans

    large HVAC mechanical unit

May 19, 2021 - Crane Lift

  • A large crane was used to lift HVAC mechanical units around the building. Watch a time-lapse video of one of the installations:

May 18, 2021

  • Photo 1: HVAC mechanical units wait to be lifted to their respective locations.

    HVAC mechanical units

    Photo 2: synthetic turf has been installed on the play area.

    installation of synthetic turf on play area

    Photo 3: installation of exterior panels is nearly complete above the bricked section on the gym building.

    completing installation of exterior panels

    Inside the gym:

    Photo 4: the restroom area has been sheetrocked and mud applied to the seams to prepare for installation of panels and painting.

    sheetrocked restroom area

    Photo 5: forms have been constructed for an upcoming pour of the gym's concrete benches.

    forms for concrete benches

    Photo 6: ceiling tectum panels continue to be installed.

    installation of ceiling tectum

    Photo 7: crew members prepare to place a tectum panel in a lift. One of the large HVAC ducts has started to be installed above.

    liting tectum panel

May 11, 2021

  • Photo 1: the playground is prepared for upcoming installation of the synthetic turf play area.

    preparing for turf installation on playground

    Photo 2: masons install brick on the lower half of the gym exterior.

    bricklaying on gym exterior

    Photo 3: pipes are laid in the bioswale area behind the gym.

    pipes laid in bioswale

    Photo 4: crew members work on applying mud on the drywall in the gym hallway.

    finishing drywall in gym hallway

    Photo 5: wood is affixed to the gym wall to prepare for the construction of forms for the concrete benches.

    preparing to build forms for concrete benches

    Photo 6: tectum panels are starting to be installed on the gym ceiling.

    installing ceiling tectum panels

May 7, 2021

  • Photo 1: inside the gym, ceiling tectum and drywall are stacked for installation as a crew member works on the ceiling grid.

    crew member secures concrete form for playground

    Photo 2: the mezzanine as been framed in as work continues on HVAC ducts, plumbing pipe and conduit installations in the front hallway area of the gym.

    exposed ducts, pipes and conduits in gym hallway

    Photo 3: exterior panels and bricks are being installed on sides of the gym.

    installation of exterior panels and brickwork

    Photo 4: the concrete foundation for the playground has been laid and, to the left, the gravel base for the turf area is being graded.

    aerial view of playground foundation

April 28, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: the outline of the playground area is taking shape as forms for the concrete curb are being constructed. Storm drainage pipes around the playground have been backfilled.

    aerial view of playground site

    crew member secures concrete form for playground

    Photo 3: new HVAC units are placed and ready to be activated.

    new HVAC units outside building

    Photos 4 and 5: the main, large HVAC ducts that will run across the gym are being installed, starting at the front wall.

    placing part of large HVAC duct

    installing part of large HVAC duct

    Photo 6: more ducts lie in the gym, waiting to be installed.

    HVAC duct parts

April 20, 2021

  • Photo 1: an aerial view of the construction work so far. The playground is sited in the left middle of the photo. The newly-roofed gym is to the right.

    aerial view of construction site

    Photo 2: large drainage pipes are being installed around the playground area.

    installing drainage pipes for playground

    Photos 3 and 4: framing is being installed on the ceiling of the gym.

    framing on gym ceiling

    crew members installing framing on gym ceiling

April 13, 2021

  • Photo 1: the foundation pad for the new playground is being graded.

    playground foundation pad

    Photo 2: gravel is applied and graded to create the playground's foundation pad.

    grading gravel for playground foundation

    Photo 3: roof panel installation is complete over the gym.

    completed roof panel installation on gym

    Photo 4: inside the gym, work continues to frame the mezzanine area to prepare for delivery of HVAC mechanical units.

    interior gym construction

    Photo 5: a crew member affixes a frame piece for a hallway entry.

    affixing hallway entry frame piece

April 5, 2021

  • Photo 1: crew members start installing the roof panels over the gym.

    installing roof panels on gym

    Photo 2: this view shows the underside of the roof panel installation so far.

    view under partially-installed roof panels

    Photo 3: the interior steel columns and beams of the gym have been painted. Additional framing hardware is ready to be installed for the gym interior and ceiling.

    interior view of gym's painted steel

    Photo 4: the rooms under the mezzanine (for custodian, electrical and PE office) are being framed. The door in the foreground is for an ADA-accessible bathroom.

    framing of rooms under mezzanine

    Photo 5: waterproofing sheets are applied to the exterior sheathing.

    applying exterior waterproofing sheets

March 30, 2021

  • Photos 1-2: painting of the structural steel has begun as exterior sheathing is being installed on the structure.

    painting and sheathing work on gym building

    a crew member spray-paints the steel

    Photos 3-4: exterior sheathing is nearly done at the base of the gym structure.

    view of sheathing on the south side of the gym

    view of sheathing on the north side of the gym

    Photos 5-6: boring for a utility line enables connection between the gym and the street collector.

    boring machine

    aerial view of boring of utility line

March 22, 2021

  • Photos 1-4: interior wall framing has started in the gym building as work continues on bracing the structural steel.

    view of gym framing to the east

    crew member works on wall framing

    crew member works on framing on north wall

    adding bracing to structural steel

    Photo 5: this aerial view shows the activity and material involved in building the gym.

    aerial view of gym construction

March 15, 2021

  • Photo 1: the roof beams are being installed on the gym structure.

    roof beam installation

    Photo 2: crew members move the beams into place.

    crew members move the beams into place

    Photo 3: a beam is bolted to the structure.

    bolting beam to structure

    Photo 4: an electrical vault has been installed to manage power. Behind it are new HVAC ducts and mechanical units. To the left is a rebarred area prepared for a concrete pour to replace a walkway.

    electrical vault and mechanical equipment

March 8, 2021

  • Photo 1: each piece of structural steel is "flown" by crane to its selected position, in this case, the second column on the south side.

    steel column craned up

    Photo 2: once in position, the crew bolts the piece onto the foundation.

    crew positions and bolts steel column in place

    Photo 3: a beam is craned up into its position between two steel columns.

    beam craned into position

    Photo 4: in a well-orchestrated operation, the crane operator adjusts the vertical position of the beam, a crew member on the ground steers the beam with a rope, and a crew member in a lift maneuvers the beam close to the bolt holes.

    crew maneuvers beam between the columns

    Photo 5: there is more fine-tuning of the beam's position..

    fine-tuning beam's position

    Photo 6: the crew member in the lift ensures the beam lines up correctly with the bolt holes on the columns.

    lining up beam with bolt holes

March 1, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: the structural steel has arrived! Piles of the steel columns and beams are laid around the site, ready to be installed. Weather permitting, the steel is expected to be erected early next week.

    aerial view of structural steel delivery

    pile of structural steel on gym foundation

Feb. 22, 2021

  • Photo 1: the finished gym foundation is like a mirror after recent rains. It is ready for the structural steel to be erected soon.

    prepared gym foundation

    Photos 2 and 3: concrete has been poured for the pads on which the exterior HVAC units will sit between the school buildings.

    concrete pads for HVAC units, set 1

    concrete pads for HVAC units, set 2

Feb. 16, 2021

  • Photo 1: this aerial views shows the blankets that have been laid over the gym foundation's concrete to protect it as it cures and hardens. Pipes have been laid in the trenches leading to the foundation.

    aerial view of blanketed foundation

    Photo 2: in between the school buildings are forms for the concrete bases for the exterior HVAC units.

    aerial view of frames for concrete bases

    Photo 3: crew members cover up trenching that was used to install underground utility pipes.

    covering utility trenching

Feb. 10, 2021

Feb. 1, 2021

  • Photos 1-2: crew members secure rebar frames with wires.

    securing rebar frames

    team secures rebar frames

    Photo 3: another crew member works on another rebar frame to add to the foundation.

    assembling rebar frame

    Photo 4: this section of the foundation is prepared for a concrete pour, and includes rebar frames within the footings and rebar reinforcement for the foundation base.

    prepared rebar section

Jan. 26, 2021

  • Photos 1-3: prior to that day's snowfall, crew members assemble a rebar frame to place in the foundation framing; the concrete pour is scheduled to begin next week, pending the weather.

    rebar frame assembly

    southwest corner of foundation framing

    aerial view of gym foundation construction site

Jan. 20, 2021

  • Photos 1 and 2: crew members backfill the gym foundation, even it out and measure to the proper height.

    aerial view of gym foundation backfill work

    crew members smooth out backfill

    Photo 3: ceilings have been closed up as the early HVAC work is paused in preparation for students' return.

    closed up ceilings

Jan. 11, 2021

  • Photo 1: work continues on HVAC upgrades in buildings 100, 200 and 500, as the contractor takes an early jump on summer work while students are not in the buildings.

    work on overhead HVAC equipment

    Photo 2: a crew member compacts the rock in the utility trenches.

    compacting rock in utility trench

    Photo 3: large pipes wait to be installed; these will provide drainage around the gym.

    drainage pipes

    Photos 4 and 5: trenching and boring of underground gas and electric conduits continue; these will serve the new outdoor HVAC units.

    trenching for conduits

    conduit to be installed

Jan. 5, 2021

  • Photos 1-2: framing for the foundation footings continues, with rebar ready to be added to strengthen the concrete that will be poured.

    aerial view of foundation framing

    stacks of rebar await installation in frames

    Photo 3: utility lines have been installed inside the foundation pad.

    utility lines in foundation pad

    Photo 4: crew members bore conduit for gas and electric lines underneath the buildings and walkways.

    boring gas and electric line conduits

    Photo 5: inside the building, advance work on HVAC ducts continues, including in the media center.

    work on HVAC ducts

Dec. 28, 2020

  • Photos 1-2: outside on the gym site, crew members prepare the forms for the concrete foundation footings.

    crew member constructs frame for foundation footings

    constructing frames for foundation footings

    Photos 3-4: inside the school buildings, another team works on the HVAC ductwork above the classroom ceilings.

    crew member working inside ceiling

    insulation and ducts exposed in ceiling

Dec. 21, 2020

  • Photos 1-3: trenching continues and crew members are starting to prepare to construct forms for the concrete footings.

    aerial view of utility trenching on gym site

    utility trenching

    crew member places wood beam in trench

Dec. 14, 2020

  • Photo 1: this aerial view shows the extent of utility trench excavation so far.

    aerial view of utility trenching on gym site

    Photo 2: a crew member oversees the excavation and filling of a utility trench.

    utility trenching

    Photos 3-4: work continues on the early seismic and HVAC upgrades in several buildings.

    renovation behind the gym

    upgrade work in classroom

Dec. 8, 2020

  • Photo 1: the gym base area is being graded in preparation for upcoming framing and concrete pour of the foundation.

    aerial view of gym base site

    Photo 2: small trees have been cut and planter boxes have been moved to make room for installation of exterior HVAC units that will supply air conditioning to the buildings.

    aerial view of site preparation for HVAC unit placement

    Photos 3-5: work scheduled for the summer has started early in the buildings, while they are essentially vacant, to implement seismic and HVAC upgrades behind the walls and up in the ceilings.

    start of structural upgrades

    ceiling tiles removed from classroom area

    exposed ceiling area in classroom

Nov. 23, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: concrete debris from initial excavation is picked up as other construction vehicles are on site to continue with excavation.

    pickup of concrete debris

    construction vehicles stand by for excavation

Nov. 9, 2020

  • Work on the gym site begins with fencing off the construction area and erosion control measures.

    mobilizing on gym site

    begin erosion control measures


  • Feb. 10, 2021 - gym foundation concrete pour completed.

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  • Nov. 1, 2020 - contractor begins mobilizing on gym site.

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