Oct. 19, 2021
Photo 1: although there are some window glazing and technology materials still pending (delayed by supply chain issues), the new gym has been substantially completed and opened to students this week.
Photos 2 and 3: students from Mrs. Zielke's kindergarten class find their places on the gym floor under PE teacher Amy Danielson's guidance. The gym has a lot of space for the students to do their lessons, including (mostly) following the lines to run, walk and skip around in a set routine.
Photo 4: restroom facilities are available in gender-separated stalls as well as, in between, ADA-accessible/gender-neutral stalls. A separate restroom nearby has a changing table for family access.
Photos 5-7: outside, the landscaping has been planted around the building. Grass is soaking up the rains to grow in the hydroseeded areas.
Oct. 12, 2021
Photo 1: hydroseeding has been added to the areas north, east and south of the gym to restore grassy areas.
Photos 2 and 3: the long-delayed glazing for the gym windows has been delivered. Crew members remove the temporary plywood covers and carefully install each glass panel.
Photo 4: gym lights reflect off of the shiny, varnished floor. Baseboard is being added and a crew member touches up the wall paint.
Oct. 5, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: landscaping is completed around the gym, including in the swale at the front and the planter at the side of the gym.
Photos 3 and 4: door glazing for the entry vestibule has been delivered; crew members can now install the glass in place of the temporary plywood.
Photo 5: the gym floor is nearly complete after striping and varnish coats. Baseboard will be installed shortly. After manufacturing and other delays, glazing for the windows is currently being tempered at the factory for delivery this week. After off-gassing of the varnish coats, the gym is expected to be ready for students by the week of Oct. 18.
Photos 6 and 7: touchups and cleanup are completed in the restrooms and corridor.
Sept. 28, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: landscaping is being planted around the gym, including in the front swale and in the planter area at the north side of the gym.
Photo 3: the gym's entry vestibule is nearly completed, awaiting delivery of glazing for the doors.
Photo 4: basketball and other court stripes are being painted on the newly-installed wood floor. Two more coats of varnish will be applied after striping is completed.
Photo 5: the gym restrooms are completed.
Sept. 21, 2021
Photo 1: site work is wrapping up as the contractor grades its laydown area to the north of the gym; hydroseeding and landscaping will take place shortly, including in the swale at the front of the gym.
Photo 2: a crew member prepares the planting area.
Photos 3 and 4: slats are lined up for the remaining fourth of the wood floor as installation continues.
Photo 5: the gym corridor is ready to be wrapped up after final inspections.
Sept. 14, 2021
Photo 1: a crew member assembles a light pole to install on a base. One of several bases is shown at the left.
Photo 2: hardscaping, including walkways and concrete benches, has been constructed at the front of the gym, while fence posts are arranged around its perimeter.
Photos 3 and 4: the base for the wood floor is starting to be installed; pallets of slats will be assembled over the base.
Photo 5: security cabling installation is being completed in the hallway ceiling.
Sept. 8, 2021
Photos 1-3: frames are constructed for concrete hardscaping. Lighting bases and fence posts have been installed.
Photos 4 and 5: wood is acclimating inside the gym. Crew members prepare for installation of the floor and touch up finishes.
Photo 6: security cabling continues to be installed in the hallway ceiling.
Photo 7: wall panels and other finishes are being installed in the restroom area.
Aug. 23, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: finishing of the interior of the gym continues.
Photo 3: a crew member works on the wiring for the large ceiling fan in the middle of the gym.
Photos 4 and 5: finishes include painting of the structural steel along the walls of the gym as well as in the custodian's room.
Photo 6: crew members bring in wall panels for the restroom.
Aug. 17, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: the entry canopy has been assembled and primed, and most of the glazing has been installed in the storefront windows of the entry vestibule.
Photo 3: inside the gym, all the ceiling tectum is in and the large HVAC ducts are installed across the ceiling.
Photo 4: a crew member prepares the restroom for the epoxy flooring application.
Photo 5: new sidewalk has been poured to cover the utility work to install a storm drain.
Photo 6: construction of the required swale is underway.
Aug. 10, 2021
Photo 1: work around the site, including utilities, continues as the work progresses in the gym interior.
Photo 2: framing for the entry storefront has been installed.
Photo 3: ceiling tectum and light fixture installation is nearly complete.
Photo 4: wall boards continue to be measured out and installed.
Photo 5: up in the mezzanine, work progresses on the large HVAC ducts.
Photo 6: all HVAC will be connected to the large mechanical unit and air handler.
Photo 7: crew members install an uncooperative post for stair railings into the concrete.
Aug. 6, 2021
Photos 1-3: finishes continue to be installed inside the gym, including:.
- sheetrocking of the entry ceiling and installation of the security panel;
- installation of tectum tiles over the grid in the gym ceiling;
- and the lighting fixtures above the gym.
July 30, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: work has begun to install the roof panels on top of the entry canopy.
Photos 3 and 4: inside the gym, crew members start boarding up the interior walls.
Photos 5 and 6: wall finishes are nearly complete in the PE teacher's office and storage area and in the hallway.
Photo 7: in the mezzanine, a crew member continues with installation of the HVAC mechanical unit and air handler connections.
Photo 8: at the front of the main entrance to the school, security hardware has been installed to help monitor and control access into the building.
July 14, 2021
Photo 1: renovation has started on the entry vestibule to install added security measures.
Photo 2: access to the entry vestibule will soon require identification and monitored entry via a control panel.
Photo 3: work continues as much as possible while awaiting delivery of delayed exterior wall panels.
Photo 4: electrical conduit hangs from the ceiling of the hallway.
Photo 5: inside the gym, rings hang from the ceiling in preparation for installation of HVAC ductwork.
Photo 6: pipework enables connections to the street utilities.
June 29, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: exterior wall panels have arrived and are being installed by the crew.
Photo 3: a protective barrier is being placed against the brick wall of the gym in preparation for an upcoming concrete pour of a walkway.
Photo 4: the ceiling grid is being installed under the gym roof.
Photo 5: a view of the gym interior showing crew members installing ceiling grid inside and other crew members installing wall panels outside.
June 22, 2021
Photo 1: roof panels have been installed, providing protection from the weather.
Photo 2: crew members install framing for the exterior wall panels, expected to be delivered and installed next week.
Photo 3: each piece of the wall panel framing must be bolted together and measured to ensure accurate installation.
Photo 4: the interior of the gym so far shows framing up for the interior walls and the underside of the roof panels.
Photo 5: plumbing work continues for the sinks in the restroom area.
June 14, 2021
Photo 1: plastic sheeting is wrapped and heat-sealed around the gym to provide protection for interior work until exterior panels are delivered and installed.
Photos 2 and 3: framing, reinforced steel bars and styrofoam molds for the concrete benches have been set up on both sides of the gym.
Photo 4: a crew member installs conduit for the scoreboard electrical box.
June 8, 2021
June 1, 2021
Photo 1: the front entry of the gym is taking shape as masonry is completed and framing continues.
Photo 2: a crew member solders copper pipe for fire sprinklers in the ceiling.
Photo 3: the perfect job on a 95-degree day - washing off newly-installed brick on the gym wall.
Photo 4: this interior view of the gym shows all the framing work at the front vestibule, restroom, utility room, PE room, and mezzanine areas.
Photo 5: on the mezzanine, duct installation continues on the HVAC mechanical unit.
May 25, 2021
Photo 1: masonry continues on the exterior walls of the gym. On the mezzanine, crew members continue to connect ductwork to the HVAC mechanical unit.
Photo 2: masons mix mortar for the brick that will be applied to the exterior.
Photo 3: inside the gym, framing continues. Ring clamps have been installed in the ceiling that will hold the large HVAC ducts overhead.
Photo 4: plumbing lines are being connected for the sinks in the restroom area.
May 17, 2021
Photo 1: this aerial view shows the HVAC mechanical unit placed on the mezzanine floor and the ductwork that extends above the restroom and entry areas.
Photo 2: brick has started to be installed over the exterior sheathing.
Photo 3: exterior sheathing has been applied all around the lower half of the gym, ready for brickwork.
May 10, 2021
Photo 1: an aerial view of the gym construction so far shows placement of the mechanical unit in the mezzanine area and installation of exterior siding around the gym.
Photo 2: crew members install one of the final panels of exterior siding.
Photo 3: a crew member carries an HVAC duct to be installed in the mezzanine area.
Photo 4: the mezzanine and entry areas of the gym shows the ductwork installed so far.
May 3, 2021
Photo 1: crew members install an HVAC duct and attach it to hanging guy wires in the entry vestibule area of the gym.
Photo 2: a third member of the crew at left double-checks the alignment of the duct.
Photo 3: a view of the gym structure toward the school (west). In the foreground are framing materials.
Photo 4: an aerial view of the southwest corner of the gym shows the work installing the floor of the mezzanine and the exterior insulation panels.
April 19, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: a crew has started painting the structural steel of the gym. The painted columns and beams will remain exposed in the gym interior.
Photo 3: the base of the mezzanine floor is built; the air handler unit will be lifted to this area once the floor is completed. In the foreground, pipes for the bathrooms stand up from the foundation.
Photo 4: an aerial view of the construction and painting so far.
April 12, 2021
Photo 1: a cross-beam is being placed by crew members onto the roof after it was craned up. On the ground, a crew member prepares another beam for lifting.
Photo 2: crew members guide another cross-beam into place.
Photo 3: bolts on the roof beams are being tightened.
Photo 4: edging is being installed on the roof beams.
April 5, 2021
Photo 1: structural steel has been delivered and is being arranged in its proper places on the gym foundation. Erection of the steel will soon follow.
Photo 2: concrete anchors are also placed around the site to help secure the steel columns as they are erected.
March 22, 2021
Photo 1: the concrete in the gym foundation is curing. Structural steel is expected to be delivered on March 29, after which the building skeleton will start to be erected.
March 16, 2021
Photos 1-3: concrete is poured over the foundation slab as crew members smooth it out over the reinforcing bar on the base. After curing and the delivery of steel, the gym structure will start being erected.
March 8, 2021
Photo 1: rebar has been placed across the foundation membrane to reinforce the concrete that will be poured over it.
Photo 2: the rebar is re-measured and adjusted as the final section is put together.
March 1, 2021
Photos 1-3: crew members install rebar inside the frames for the concrete footings. A pour is expected early next week.
Feb. 22, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: trenching has started around the foundation area to begin framing of forms for the concrete footings. The concrete pour is expected shortly afterward.
Feb. 16, 2021
Photo 1: the recent snow has started melting over the gym construction site as work continues on laying utility pipe.
Photo 2: in this section that will serve the gym bathrooms, newly-installed utility pipes stand above the recent snow.
Feb. 8, 2021
Photo 1: crew members lay pipe in a trench leading from the foundation area to a utility box.
Photo 2: markings designate locations for utility lines on the foundation area.
Feb. 2, 2021
Photo 1: excavation and grading start to define the gym foundation area.
Photo 2: a crew member measures the elevation of the graded area.
Photo 3: crew members continue with trench work.
Jan. 25, 2021
Photo 1: utility pipes are ready to be placed in trenches being dug around the gym site.
Photo 2: aerial view of the gym construction site.
Photo 3: an excavator backfills a utility trench with gravel.
Photo 4: a crew member smooths out the backfill in this utility trench.
Jan. 19, 2021
Plastic sheeting and dirt provides a laydown area for construction equipment.
Jan. 5, 2021
Photo 1: fencing has been erected around the gym site as the contractor mobilizes to prepare for construction. Storm/sanitary pipes are being delivered to the site.
Photo 2: a crew member cuts wood for signage on the site.
Photo 3: construction paint marks the path of some underground communications cables.