Sept. 8, 2021
Photo 1: fencing, bike racks and landscaping add the final touches to the exterior of the gym.
Photo 2: inside the gym, sunlight reflects off of the polished wood floor.
Photo 3: PE equipment has been moved into the PE teacher's office.
Photo 4: the custodian's area is complete and includes a floor sink.
Photo 5: the restrooms are complete with boys' and girls' sides as well as gender-neutral stalls in between.
Photo 6: swings have been added, completing the new playground.
Photo 7: the building's exterior is being refreshed with new paint.
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.
Photo 9: the completed new lift to the stage provides ADA accessibility.
Photo 10: cassettes in the ceiling are part of the HVAC upgrades that added air conditioning in the media center and throughout the building.
Aug. 24, 2021
Photo 1: the rubberized tile surface has been added to the new playground, which is almost ready for use.
Photo 2: glazing is now being installed on the gym windows after manufacturing and delivery delays.
Photo 3: finishing touches and cleanup prepare the gym for the school year.
Photo 4: the gym restrooms have been finished with fixtures and the epoxy flooring.
Photo 5: the ADA lift near the stage is installed and ready for use.
Photo 6: the new entry vestibule is undergoing final security wiring and testing.
Photo 7: all the ceiling tiles throughout the building have been placed in their grids to cover up the HVAC ductwork above.
Aug. 17, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: the new stairs and ADA lift to the stage are nearly finished.
Photo 3: the new secured entry vestibule will allow better monitoring of visitors and access into the building.
Photos 4 and 5: HVAC cassettes in the ceiling add air conditioning into the library, classrooms and other spaces.
Photo 6: striping has been applied to the gym floor and the final polish makes it shine.
Photos 8 and 9: the playground equipment is fully installed; the rubberized tile surface will be added soon.
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.
Photo 3: members of the School Board and Citizens Bond Oversight Committee tour the gym as part of a series of project visits.
Photo 4: the gym floor has received its initial sealant finish.
Photo 5: the playground is starting to be installed; the synthetic turf adds all-weather play opportunities.
Photo 6: framing for the interior door of the entry vestibule at the main office has been installed.
Photo 7: outside the main entry, security hardware is being installed to enable monitoring and entry access into the building.
Photo 8: new stairs and an area for an ADA-accessible lift have been constructed at the side of the stage.
July 27, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: the exterior of the gym continues to be finished with landscaping and bike racks.
Photo 3: installation of the wood floor in the gym is complete; sanding and sealing will come next to finish it.
Photos 4 and 5: the new ADA restroom and the rest of the front entry are being primed and painted.
Photo 6: air conditioning cassette units are being installed in the ceilings of the library and classrooms
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.
July 14, 2021
Photo 1: the new ADA-accessible restroom near the front office is framed out.
Photo 2: the front office is also being remodeled to create a secured entry vestibule.
Photo 3: conduit lines the ceiling behind the cafeteria for condenser lines for the new HVAC units.
Photo 4: the exterior of the new gym awaits delivery of glazing and storefront windows for the entry.
Photos 5 and 6: wood flooring has started to be installed in the gym
July 6, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: crew members install roof panels above the entry canopy.
Photo 3: the north side of the gym site is undergoing grading and compaction.
Photo 4: finishing work continues in the gym as the wood is acclimating prior to installation.
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.
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.
Photo 3: ceiling tiles have been removed to expose the overhead HVAC ducts that will be worked on.
Photo 4: forms are in place for additional concrete curbs around the gym.
Photo 5: the large ventilation fan and basketball hoops have been installed in the gym.
Photo 6: a crew member finishes installing the new scoreboard.
Photo 7: heavy plastic temporarily covers the storefront frames until the glazing comes in.
Photo 8: conduit work continues overhead in the gym hallway.
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.
Photo 3: the wood for the gym floor has arrived and is acclimating. The basketball hoops have been installed.
Photo 4: the sinks have been installed in the restroom area.
June 15, 2021
Photo 1: hardscaping continues to be installed around the gym.
Photo 2: the storefront framing for the entry is in place.
Photo 3: a crew member installs another piece of the hundreds of feet of overhead conduit in the gym.
Photo 4: another crew member adds flashing above the gym window frames.
Photo 5: construction in the gym so far.
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.
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.
Photo 5: wood paneling has started to be installed on the interior walls.
Photo 6: the entry vestibule has been sheetrocked. The fire alarm panel has been installed.
Photo 7: the bioswale behind the gym is being prepared for plantings.
Photos 8-9: these are two of the mechanical units that were placed by crane last week.
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.
Photo 2: synthetic turf has been installed on the play area.
Photo 3: installation of exterior panels is nearly complete above the bricked section on the gym building.
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.
Photo 5: forms have been constructed for an upcoming pour of the gym's concrete benches.
Photo 6: ceiling tectum panels continue to be installed.
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.
May 11, 2021
Photo 1: the playground is prepared for upcoming installation of the synthetic turf play area.
Photo 2: masons install brick on the lower half of the gym exterior.
Photo 3: pipes are laid in the bioswale area behind the gym.
Photo 4: crew members work on applying mud on the drywall in the gym hallway.
Photo 5: wood is affixed to the gym wall to prepare for the construction of forms for the concrete benches.
Photo 6: tectum panels are starting to be installed on the gym ceiling.
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.
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.
Photo 3: exterior panels and bricks are being installed on sides of the gym.
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.
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.
Photo 3: new HVAC units are placed and ready to be activated.
Photos 4 and 5: the main, large HVAC ducts that will run across the gym are being installed, starting at the front wall.
Photo 6: more ducts lie in the gym, waiting to be installed.
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.
Photo 2: large drainage pipes are being installed around the playground area.
Photos 3 and 4: framing is being installed on the ceiling of the gym.
April 13, 2021
Photo 1: the foundation pad for the new playground is being graded.
Photo 2: gravel is applied and graded to create the playground's foundation pad.
Photo 3: roof panel installation is complete over the gym.
Photo 4: inside the gym, work continues to frame the mezzanine area to prepare for delivery of HVAC mechanical units.
Photo 5: a crew member affixes a frame piece for a hallway entry.
April 5, 2021
Photo 1: crew members start installing the roof panels over the gym.
Photo 2: this view shows the underside of the roof panel installation so far.
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.
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.
Photo 5: waterproofing sheets are applied to the exterior sheathing.
March 30, 2021
Photos 1-2: painting of the structural steel has begun as exterior sheathing is being installed on the structure.
Photos 3-4: exterior sheathing is nearly done at the base of the gym structure.
Photos 5-6: boring for a utility line enables connection between the gym and the street collector.
March 22, 2021
Photos 1-4: interior wall framing has started in the gym building as work continues on bracing the structural steel.
Photo 5: this aerial view shows the activity and material involved in building the gym.
March 15, 2021
Photo 1: the roof beams are being installed on the gym structure.
Photo 2: crew members move the beams into place.
Photo 3: a beam is bolted to the 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.
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.
Photo 2: once in position, the crew bolts the piece onto the foundation.
Photo 3: a beam is craned up into its position between two steel columns.
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.
Photo 5: there is more fine-tuning of the beam's position..
Photo 6: the crew member in the lift ensures the beam lines up correctly with the bolt holes on the columns.
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.
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.
Photos 2 and 3: concrete has been poured for the pads on which the exterior HVAC units will sit between the school buildings.
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.
Photo 2: in between the school buildings are forms for the concrete bases for the exterior HVAC units.
Photo 3: crew members cover up trenching that was used to install underground utility pipes.
Feb. 10, 2021
Feb. 1, 2021
Photos 1-2: crew members secure rebar frames with wires.
Photo 3: another crew member works on another rebar frame to add to the foundation.
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.
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.
Jan. 20, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: crew members backfill the gym foundation, even it out and measure to the proper height.
Photo 3: ceilings have been closed up as the early HVAC work is paused in preparation for students' return.
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.
Photo 2: a crew member compacts the rock in the utility trenches.
Photo 3: large pipes wait to be installed; these will provide drainage around the gym.
Photos 4 and 5: trenching and boring of underground gas and electric conduits continue; these will serve the new outdoor HVAC units.
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.
Photo 3: utility lines have been installed inside the foundation pad.
Photo 4: crew members bore conduit for gas and electric lines underneath the buildings and walkways.
Photo 5: inside the building, advance work on HVAC ducts continues, including in the media center.
Dec. 28, 2020
Photos 1-2: outside on the gym site, crew members prepare the forms for the concrete foundation footings.
Photos 3-4: inside the school buildings, another team works on the HVAC ductwork above the classroom ceilings.
Dec. 21, 2020
Photos 1-3: trenching continues and crew members are starting to prepare to construct forms for the concrete footings.
Dec. 14, 2020
Photo 1: this aerial view shows the extent of utility trench excavation so far.
Photo 2: a crew member oversees the excavation and filling of a utility trench.
Photos 3-4: work continues on the early seismic and HVAC upgrades in several buildings.
Dec. 8, 2020
Photo 1: the gym base area is being graded in preparation for upcoming framing and concrete pour of the foundation.
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.
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.
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.
Nov. 9, 2020
Work on the gym site begins with fencing off the construction area and erosion control measures.