Sept. 8, 2021
Photos 1-3: final touches are being made to the gym exterior and interior.
Photo 4: equipment has been moved into the PE teacher's office.
Photos 5 and 6: the media center remodeling is complete. Staff has started to arrange books and furniture in the space.
Photo 7: new offices were constructed adjacent to the media center.
Photo 8: new drywall and paint cover the seismic upgrades that were made in the cafeteria and throughout the building.
Photo 9: a new single restroom provides ADA accessibility.
Photo 10: after seismic upgrades, classrooms are being prepared for students' arrival.
Photo 11: the new entry vestibule will allow closer monitoring of access into the building.
Aug. 24, 2021
Photo 1: crew members add the finishing panels to the gym's entry canopy.
Photo 2: the wood floor has been installed and is being sanded prior to laying on the varnish coatings.
Photo 3: the entry vestibule is glazed and ready for its final security wiring and finishing touches.
Photo 4: in the renovated media center, carpeting has been installed, new furniture is delivered, and tack boards are about to be mounted on the pony walls.
Photo 5: a crew member installs the glass partition window between the office and media center hallway.
Photo 6: fixtures are installed in the new ADA-accessible restroom.
Photo 7: the gym and stage area have been freshly painted; furniture and materials are ready to be moved back into the classrooms and media center.
Aug. 16, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: in the renovated media center, the pony walls have been sheetrocked and prepared for painting.
Photos 3-5: final finishes and painting are also taking place in the seismically-upgraded classrooms, stage area and gym.
Photo 6: new office spaces have been sheetrocked and ready to finish.
Photo 7: framing and drywalling is in progress of the soffits covering up HVAC ducts, conduit and cabling.
Photo 8: the entry canopy of the gym is being prepared for roof panels.
Photo 9: the wood floor is being assembled inside the gym.
Aug. 10, 2021
Photo 1: drywall mud is applied to the gym entry vestibule walls to prepare for painting.
Photo 2: the wood floor will be installed in the gym next week.
Photo 3: near the media center, a crew member measures out the space to cut and install wall board behind a large HVAC duct.
Photo 4: the new office spaces are getting closer to completion with installation of insulation inside the rooms and drywall on the outside.
Photos 5 and 6: framing of the pony walls continues in the media center.
Aug. 4, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: site work continues around the gym, including the front courtyard area.
Photo 3: in the media center, construction of framing for pony walls defines the spaces.
Photo 4: work continues on finishing the new office spaces.
Photo 5: the gym and stage have been sheetrocked, taped and mud applied to prepare for fresh paint.
Photo 6: the new ADA restroom is nearly ready for finishes.
Photo 7: the modular building is being re-roofed to ensure better weather protection.
July 29, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: glazing has been installed in most of the gym windows and in the entry storefront.
Photo 3: wood flooring is acclimating in the gym for installation in a couple weeks.
Photo 4: four members of a crew involved in construction of all of HSD's new gyms take a break for a group photo.
Photos 5-7: renovations and seismic upgrades continue in the classrooms, old gym/cafeteria and the media center.
Photo 8: new offices are being constructed along one side of the media center, adjacent to the main office.
July 14, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: framework for the mechanical basketball hoops is being installed across the ceiling.
Photo 3: plastic sheeting covers the windows and storefront entry until glazing is delivered.
Photos 4 and 5: hardscaping forms are being constructed for the courtyard area seating and the stairs into the back door of the gym.
Photo 6: renovation of the central media center area continues with seismic upgrades, old carpet removal, and new framing for the walls.
Photos 7-8: seismic upgrades also continue in the gym and classrooms.
June 29, 2021
Photo 1: inside the new gym, the concrete is being smoothed out to prepare for installation of the wood floor.
Photo 2: at the front of the gym, the area behind the retaining wall is being backfilled with gravel; pathway conduit for electrical and communications cabling is also being laid.
Photos 3 and 4: walls are being removed in the old gym to expose the underlying studs where new shear walls will be installed for seismic upgrades.
Photo 5: framing for a new partition is being constructed in the library area.
Photo 6: crew members prepare to install seismic upgrades in the exposed walls of the library.
Photo 7: the ceiling tiles have been removed in the classrooms to prepare for seismic upgrades.
June 23, 2021
Photos 1-3: ceilings and walls are being removed throughout the building to prepare for seismic work and other renovations.
Photo 4: removed HVAC ducts are lined up against a cargo storage box.
Photos 5 and 6: inside the gym, overhead ductwork and interior finishes continue to be installed, including in the restroom area.
Photo 7: site work continues outside the gym.
Photo 8: the retaining wall for the entrance courtyard for the gym has been constructed.
June 14, 2021
Photo 1: the concrete base of the front entry retaining wall has been poured as more rebar and framing is installed to build on it.
Photo 2: roof edging trim is being installed around the gym.
Photo 3: crew members install tectum tiles in the gym ceiling.
Photo 4: a pallet of wood is carefully guided through the side entry.
Photo 5: window frames are ready to be installed.
June 8, 2021
June 1, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: one of many external panels is lifted for placement on the gym building.
Photo 3: like a piece of a puzzle, the final piece of ceiling drywall is sized and fitted into place in the entry vestibule of the gym.
Photo 4: a concrete bench is curing before being buffed and sealed.
May 25, 2021
Photo 1: inside the gym, the ceiling grid has been installed, and drywall has started to be applied.
Photo 2: along the south wall, forms have been constructed to prepare for an upcoming pour of the concrete bench.
Photo 3: the concrete bench along the north wall is complete and ready to be sealed.
Photos 4 and 5: sheetrocking has been applied on the vestibule walls and interior rooms, including the restrooms and the custodial area.
May 17, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: drywall panels are starting to be installed in the vestibule and restroom areas.
Photo 3: HVAC ducts and straps have been primed and painted, ready for installation in the ceiling.
Photo 4: the plastic sheeting around the gym is being adjusted to do some work on the exterior.
May 3, 2021
Photo 1: scaffolding has been constructed to prepare for upcoming brickwork, starting with the north wall of the gym.
Photo 2: construction of the restroom area continues.
Photo 3: the main HVAC ducts have been delivered and stand ready to be prepared for installation.
April 21-22, 2021 - Roof Panels
April 12, 2021
Photo 1: framing of the mezzanine area outlines the PE and custodian offices on the left, boys and girls bathrooms in the middle, and a single, ADA bathroom on the right. Above the offices are the HVAC mechanical units.
Photo 2: a view from the inside of the gym showing ceiling framing and other construction so far.
Photo 3: this aerial view shows the "skeleton" structure of the gym as it continues to develop.
April 5, 2021
Photos 1-2: the crew continues to install framing for the ceiling grid in the gymnasium.
Photo 3: at the base of the gym, crew members apply a tarry-like adhesive to the concrete and then affix insulating foam panels.
March 30, 2021
Photo 1: the interior of the gym skeleton.
Photo 2: crew members install framing for the gym ceiling.
Photo 3: installation of exterior sheathing for the gym building has begun.
Photo 4: aerial view of gym after painting and start of exterior sheathing.
March 15, 2021
Photos 1-3: the structural steel is being painted. Soon, metal panels will be installed over these "bones" of the gym skeleton.
March 8, 2021
Photos 1-3: all the roof beams have been assembled; now, the mezzanine section is being added to the structure
Photo 4: a crew member continues attaching roof joists to secure the beams as his partners work on the mezzanine area.
March 3, 2021
Photos 1-4: the roof beams are being erected and crew members assemble them in place.
Feb. 28, 2021
Feb. 16, 2021
Photo 1: this aerial view shows the full gym construction site at the back of the school, just after recent snow.
Photo 2: the gym's foundation is covered with protective blankets as the concrete underneath continues to "cure" to hardness.
Feb. 10, 2021
Feb. 2, 2021
Photos 1-3: grading and compaction continue on the foundation base. Half of the base is already covered with sheeting, over which rebar will be added which will reinforce the upcoming poured concrete.
Jan. 25, 2021
Photo 1: crew members take measurements along the gym's retaining wall. Orange paint is then used to mark construction lines on the foundation area.
Photo 2: drainage trenches have been backfilled along the retaining wall.
Photo 3: this aerial view shows how the foundation base has been compacted and is being prepared for an upcoming concrete pour, expected within a couple weeks depending on the weather.
Jan. 19, 2021
Photo 1: work is being performed on two levels of the foundation, including backfill and compaction on the foundation base as well as laying fabric for the drainage pipes that will be placed around the footings.
Photo 2: a crew member compacts the rock for the foundation base. Concrete will be poured over this base in a few weeks.
Photo 3: crew members work in the trenches to lay fabric for the foundation drainage pipes. The drainage fabric helps prevent dirt and rock from getting into the perforated pipes.
Photos 4 and 5: aerial views of the site show the work on the gym foundation and the rest of the site.
Jan. 11, 2021
Jan. 7, 2021
Photos 1-3: crew members continue building the frames to pour concrete for the foundation footings.
Dec. 28, 2020
Photos 1-4: part of the concrete has been poured for the foundation footings, and crew members continue building up the forms for additional pours.
Dec. 21, 2020
Photos 1-3: crew members continue constructing the forms for the concrete footings for the gym.
Dec. 14, 2020
Photos 1-3: forms are being constructed in which concrete will be poured for the gym's foundation footings.
Dec. 7, 2020
Photo 1: crew members are trenching the storm drains.
Photo 2: an aerial view of the construction site shows the trenching area.
Nov. 30, 2020
Photo 1: gravel placement and grading continue on the site.
Photo 2: orange markings indicate placement of utility lines or conduits.
Photo 3: orange shoring will provide safety as crew members work in underground manhole trenches.
Nov. 23, 2020
Gravel has been brought in to help stabilize the site and reduce mud, enabling construction vehicles to move around better. The foundation area also has been covered with heavy-duty plastic sheeting to protect it from too much water.
Nov. 9, 2020
Work has started on excavating and grading the new gym site.