Dec. 28, 2020

  • Photo 1: an aerial view of the back of the school, looking to the north.

    aerial view of back of school

    Photo 2: crew members cut framing to size before installing each piece to the side of the building.

    cutting framing pieces

    Photo 3: welders configure steel beams into a frame that will be placed on the side of the rooftop.

    welding steel beams

    Photo 4: a view of continuing construction inside the learning street, looking to the east.

    continued learning street construction to the east

    Photo 5: HVAC ductwork continues to be installed in the ceiling areas.

    HVAC ductwork installation

Dec. 22, 2020

  • Photo 1: roof panels are being installed above the classroom wing.

    roof panel installation

    Photos 2 and 3: aerial views of the exterior show the progress of framing and sheathing installation.

    sheathing installation on the north side of the building

    sheathing installation on the south side of the building

    Photo 4: a view of the learning street under construction, looking to the east; steps are starting to be installed on the main staircase.

    learning street construction to the east

    Photo 5: viewing the first-floor classroom wing from the learning street.

    first-floor classroom wing under construction

    Photo 6: the commons/cafeteria and kitchen areas under construction as viewed from the second floor.

    commons and kitchen areas under construction

    Photo 7: the gym under construction; the stage and main offices lie beyond.

    gym under construction

Dec. 14, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: steel beams for the staircases have been installed in the middle of the building.

    main staircase framing

    second staircase framing

    Photo 3: in the first-floor classroom hallway, HVAC ductwork has been added to the plumbing conduit in the ceiling.

    installing HVAC ductwork in unfinished ceiling

    Photos 4 and 5: framing for walls and windows are completed on the south side of the building for the first- and second-floor classroom wings.

    first-floor classroom wall framing

    second-floor classroom wing framing

    Photo 6: crew members attach framing pieces to the building exterior.

    attaching exterior framing pieces

    Photo 7: roof deck panels are affixed to the building's girders.

    affixing roof deck panels

Dec. 7, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: concrete is being poured on the second-floor decking on the southwest side of the building.

    second-floor concrete pour on southwest side of building

    view of the building construction from the northwest

    Photos 3 and 4: roof panels are being added to the structure.

    aerial view of roof panel installation so far

    crew members installing roof panels

    Photo 5: framing, plumbing and conduit installation continue on the first floor.

    first-floor framing and plumbing installation

    Photos 6 and 7: exterior sheathing continues to be installed. Photo 6 shows a view from the interior of second-floor classroom areas. Photo 7 shows a view of the northeast corner of the building

    interior view of building sheathing installation

    northeast corner of building sheathing

Nov. 30, 2020

  • Photos 1-3: sheathing is being applied to the exterior framing of the building; crew members cut pieces to fit around doors and windows.

    northeast corner of framed building

    crew applies a cut pieces of sheathing around exterior door

    crew cuts sheathing to size

    Photo 4: window and wall frames are reflected in the wet second-floor concrete; this area comprises the classroom section.

    window and wall framing on second floor

    Photo 5: a view of the learning street under construction, toward the east.

    eastward view of learning street under construction

    Photo 6: a view of the framing of the first-floor classrooms toward the southwest; conduit is being installed in the ceilings above.

    southwest view of framed first-floor classrooms

Nov. 23, 2020

  • Photo 1: this aerial view shows the progress of structural construction so far.

    aerial view construction progress

    Photo 2: external framing, starting in the northeast corner, includes spaces to install windows.

    external framing of northeast corner of building

    Photo 3: a view of the learning corridor to the west from the second floor; to the right is the gym and stage area and to the left are classroom spaces.

    view to the west of learning corridor under construction

    Photo 4: preparations continue toward another concrete pour of the second-floor decking

    second-floor decking prepared for concrete pour

    Photo 5: a view of the northwest corner of the building, where the main entry will be located.

    northwest corner of AFES building under construction

Nov. 16, 2020

  • Photo 1: the final half of the second-floor decking is being installed; the concrete for the floor slab is expected to be poured after Thanksgiving.

    installation of second-floor decking

    Photo 2: a view from the second floor down the learning corridor to the east (the gym is on the left).

    view down the learning corridor

    Photo 3: a crew member installs framing for the exterior wall of the building.

    installing exterior framing

    Photo 4: a crew member installs framing for the exterior wall of the building.

    installing exterior framing

    Photo 5: on the first floor, framing, plumbing and fire sprinkler pipe are being constructed.

    first-floor framing and pipe

Nov. 10, 2020 - Community Beam Installation

  • The beam signed by the community on Oct. 12, 13 and 15 is lifted, placed and welded to the entry area of the school building's structure. Although it will be eventually covered up as construction continues, the beam will lie overhead as visitors enter the building and will be an importance piece of the school's history.

Nov. 2, 2020

  • Photo 1: this aerial view shows the work done on the school building so far. Concrete has been poured on the second-floor decking on the southeast side of the building (bottom right).

    aerial view of AFES building construction

    Photo 2: a crew member secures a roof joist to the structural steel.

    crew member secures roof joist

    Photo 3: an aerial view of the site construction; the staff parking lot is at the top left and the play field is at the top right of the campus. Beyond are the homes in the Sunset Ridge development

    aerial view of AFES construction site

Oct. 27, 2020

  • Photo 1: the sun was just starting to rise as work began for the day.

    sunrise between ES28 steel beams

    Photos 2-4: crew members smooth out fresh concrete on the second-floor decking as it continues to be poured in each section.

    overhead view of second-floor decking

    crew members smooth out freshly-poured concrete

    overhead view of concrete pour and smoothing

    Photo 5: crew members installing a ceiling joist are silhouetted against the rising sun.

    installing ceiling joist at sunrise

Oct. 23, 2020

  • Photo 1: the second-floor decking continues to be installed and prepared for next week's concrete pour.

    preparing second-floor decking for concrete pour

    Photo 2: roof trusses are also being installed between the structural steel.

    roof truss installation

    Photo 3: this birds-eye view shows the construction of the school building so far.

    aerial view of building construction

Oct. 12-15: Beam Signing Ceremony

  • Martin Granum, School Board member, started the event with an acknowledgment recognizing the Atfalati indigenous peoples' land. School Board Chair Erika Lopez provided remarks about the significance of ES28 to the North Plains and district community, describing special features of ES28, which joins the existing North Plains Elementary in educating the city's students. City of North Plains Mayor Teri Lenahan highlighted some historic aspects of North Plains education, noted the partnership between the city and the district, and the importance of the new school to a modern education for our children.


    Highlights from the community beam signing:

Oct. 13: Background of Potential Name

  • An update to the Board on the name finalist for ES28, "Atfalati Ridge," can be viewed on the Board's meeting video for the Oct. 13 work session.

    David Harrelson, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, speaks to the Board about the history and culture of the indigenous people of the area.

    Daria Bingham, Title VII Native American Program Manager for the District, shares feedback from the Native American Parent Advisory Committe.

    Casey Waletich, Chief Operations Officer, also provides information on the upcoming mascot selection process.

Oct. 6, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: decking has started to be installed between the first and second floors as welding continues on the structural steel beams.

    installing inter-floor decking

    welding interior steel beam

    Photo 3: the skeleton of the gym continues to be built out as more girders and seismic bracing are installed.

    gym structure skeleton

    Photo 4: this aerial view shows construction progress so far. The area for the lighted, synethic turf field is to the left, the school building under construction in the middle, and the paved and striped staff parking lot is to the right.

    aerial view of ES28 campus under construction

Sept. 28, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: welders have started to secure the joint connections for the structural steel beams.

    welding interior steel beams

    welding perimeter steel beams

    Photo 3: a crane stands ready to lift more steel girders for the building.

    building structure waiting for more girders

Sept. 21, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: steel trusses are being added to the top of the first-floor beams.

    aerial view of truss erection

    crew members place steel truss into position

    Photo 3: the concrete benches on the south side of the gym have been poured; the stage area is to the right.

    concrete benches and stage in gym area

Aug. 31, 2020

  • Photos 1-3: structural steel for the building is starting to be erected, with a crane raising up each beam to be assembled and affixed by crew members .

    aerial view of first structural steel assembly

    steel beam being craned to position

    crew members affix beam in place

    Photo 4: the concrete benches for the gym continue to be built up.

    concrete bench framing

    Photo 5: this aerial view show the site construction work so far.

    aerial view of ES28 construction site

Aug. 25, 2020

  • Photo 1: framing for a gym bench is nearly finished and ready for a concrete pour.

    concrete form for gym bench

    Photo 2: concrete for the stage area already has been poured.

    concrete stage area

    Photo 3: utility connections stick up out of the building foundation.

    utility connections in foundation

    Photo 4: structural steel (at bottom of photo) is ready to be installed for the building.

    aerial view of site with structural steel laydown

Aug. 17, 2020

  • Photo 1: framing for curbs continues around the play field.

    adding curb forms for play field

    Photo 2: forms are being constructed for a gym bench. To the left, concrete has been poured for the stage area.

    constructing form for gym bench

    Photo 3: this aerial view shows the foundation completely poured (middle), utility trenching (bottom left), and continued work on curbing the play field (right).

    aerial view of construction site progress

Aug. 12, 2020

  • Photo 1: fence posts have been installed around the play field.

    fence posts for play field

    Photo 2: crew members start building the frames for concrete curbs that will be poured around the fence posts.

    framing for curbs around fence posts

    Photo 3: the foundation is about 75% poured, with the remaining section ready for concrete.

    aerial view of nearly done foundation

    Photo 4: this aerial view of the full site shows the progress to date.

    aerial view of full ES28 site

Aug. 4, 2020

  • Photo 1: crew members install reinforcing bars (rebar) for the next concrete pour for the foundation.

    rebar installation for foundation

    Photo 2: this aerial view shows areas of concrete already poured for the foundation as other areas are prepared for future pours.

    aerial view of prepped foundation

    Photo 3: now that the staff parking lot is done (top left of site), grading work is starting on the turf and multi-purpose fields (right side).

    aerial view of full ES28 site

July 20, 2020

  • Photo 1: utility conduits are being installed as part of foundation work.

    utility conduit installation

    Photo 2: curbing is complete in the staff parking lot.

    aerial view of staff parking lot curbing

    Photo 3: site groundwork continues to build up the foundation and staff parking lot.

    aerial view of ES28 site work

July 13, 2020

  • Photos 1-3: construction continues to build up the foundation footings, while curb has been poured for the staff parking lot and bus loading zone.

    aerial view of ES28 site toward north

    northeast corner of foundation

    aerial view of staff parking lot construction

July 6, 2020

  • Photo 1: an aerial view shows work continuing to construct the building foundation as well as grading, at the upper left corner, of the area for the staff parking lot and bus loading zone.

    aerial view of ES28 site toward north

    Photo 2: trenching continues as foundation footings are being completed.

    overhead view of building foundation

    Photo 3: materials are being unloaded for the construction work.

    unloading of materials

June 30, 2020

  • Photo 1: utility pipes are being laid in the foundation trenches.

    aerial view of utility pipe installation

    Photos 2-3: work continues to add to the foundation footings.

    aerial view of foundation work facing southwest

    northeast footings of foundation

June 24, 2020

  • Photos 1-3: construction continues on the ES28 site with foundation work and utility trenching.

    aerial view of ES28 site construction

    northeast corner of foundation work

    north side of foundation work

June 15, 2020

  • Cement is poured into the forms for footings in the next phase of foundation work, with crew members directing the pour and smoothing out the poured concrete.

    worker directs concrete pour

    forms for footings getting concrete pour

    crew member smooths concrete in form

June 8, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: aerial views of the current foundation work .

    aerial view of fES28 sote

    aerial view of northeast corner of foundation

    Photo 3: more forms are being constructed for concrete pours.

    form for concrete

    Photos 4-5: finished footings

    finished footing

    compacting around footing

June 3, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: aerial views of the foundation work and current footings that have been poured.

    aerial view of foundation construction

    aerial view of northeast corner of foundation

    Photos 3-5: crew members at work on different areas of the foundation, prepping for next construction steps.

    crew members installing more rebar on footing

    crew members adjusting footings

    crew members cutting wood for forms

May 26, 2020

  • Foundation footings are more evident as the concrete forms continue to be framed and rebarred.

    aerial view of foundation forms

    oblique aerial view of southeast foundation corner

    concrete form filled with rebar

May 18, 2020

  • Framing of concrete forms, including placement of rebar, for the foundation are being built throughout the site as trenching for utility lines continues.

    framing of concrete forms

    rebar placement in concrete form

    worker building concrete form

    rebar boxes for concrete form

    utility trenching

May 11, 2020

  • Trenches have been cut and frames are being built to prepare for concrete pours for the foundation.

    aerial view of site as of May 11

    trenches and frames for foundation concrete pours

May 4, 2020

  • The footprint of the building is becoming more evident as grading continues. Utility pipes await upcoming trenching and installation.

    grading outlines building footprint

    aerial view of building footprint

April 27, 2020

  • Grading continues as trucks bring in more gravel onto the ES28 building site.

    gravel trucks supply the site

    aerial view of continued grading on the site

April 22, 2020

  • Cement treatment has been applied and sand/gravel is being laid and graded on the area for the parent parking lot and the building.

    aerial view of construction site

    aerial view of grading on site

April 13, 2020

  • Excavation has begun for the parent dropoff and parking lot, which will be followed by excavation for the building site and cement treatment.

    aerial view of initial excavation

April 6, 2020

  • The general contractor is starting preliminary site work, including surveying and preparing for erosion control, in the Sunset Ridge development location of the school. Mobilization of equipment, excavation, and grading will follow.

    This aerial view is from the north facing south toward Hillsboro.

    aerial view of ES28 site

    aerial view of initial work at ES28 site

Dec. 4, 2018

Last Modified on November 22, 2021