Dec. 29, 2022
Photo 1: sheathing now covers the entire back of the building.
Photos 2 and 3: HVAC ductwork is being installed in the kitchen area.
Photo 4: the view of learning street to the west. Classrooms are to the left and the gym and cafeteria to the right.
Photo 5: the view of learning street to the east. The cafeteria is at the near left, the gym is at the center, and the administration wing is ahead.
Dec. 20, 2022
Photo 1: crew members install exterior, weatherproofing sheathing, panel by panel, at the back of the building.
Photo 2: framing at the back of the building is being fine-tuned ahead of the sheathing installation.
Photo 3: work continues in the administration area of the school building.
Photo 4: exterior sheathing around the kitchen and mechanical areas is nearly complete.
Photo 5: a crew member measures overhead plumbing pipe installations to verify correct placement.
Photo 6: HVAC ductwork lies ready for installation.
Photo 7: spot welding continues on the structural steel.
Dec. 15, 2022
Photo 1: all structural steel has been erected for the building as well as the column posts for the covered play structure.
Photo 2: the view down learning street toward the west shows framing and decking work over the cafeteria/kitchen area and classroom sections.
Photo 3: crew members work on framing around the pipe and plumbing in the kitchen area and mechanical room.
Photo 4: roof decking is being installed above part of the second-floor classroom section as framing continues at the back of the building.
Photo 5: over a third of the back of the building has been framed as crews continue section-by-section.
Dec. 8, 2022
Photos 1-3: the first two columns are in place for the covered play structure. After a column is lifted over its matching concrete footing, crew members align it to the bolts below and affix it to the footing.
Photo 4: a bit of torching prepares a bracket for installation of prefabricated stairs.
Photo 5: plumbing and conduit are being roughed-in in the kitchen area.
Photo 6: bracing is added between the roof joists in the gym.
Photo 7: this aerial view of construction to date shows all structural steel erected for the building. Roof joists continue to be added. Second-floor decking has been added and rebarred over the administrative section (left side), while concrete pours have been completed for the classroom sections at the rear of the building. Yellow weatherproofing barrier is being added over the framing in the kitchen area (right side).
Nov. 30, 2022
Photos 1 and 2: beams are being lifted and installed over the main office area.
Photo 3: framing of walls, doors and windows is nearly complete on the west side of the building.
Photo 4: a crew member installs brackets for framing on the south side of the building.
Photo 5: plumbing primer is being applied to pipe elbows and joints prior to installation.
Nov. 23, 2022
Photo 1: a roof joist is going up above the administration side of the building.
Photo 2: fire sprinkler pipes are being added on the first floor; a crew member measures for proper placement.
Photo 3: about two-thirds of the building has been erected. Remaining are the gym section and main entrance.
Photo 4: with rebar installed, the second-floor classroom area is ready for a concrete pour, weather permitting.
Nov. 17, 2022
Framing of walls, doors and windows has begun on the erected half of the building.
Photo 1: crew members team up to set up the framing along the structural steel on the second floor.
Photo 2: a crew member sets up the brackets for the framing.
Photo 3: the top of the framing from the first floor is double-checked for secure installation.
Photo 4: bracing is added between the wall frames.
Photo 5: framing on the northwest corner of the kitchen and cafeteria area is nearly complete.
Photo 6: a view to the southwest shows the work so far on the first half of the building.
Nov. 9, 2022
Photos 1-3: rebar is being installed on the second-floor decking in preparation for an upcoming concrete pour for the flooring.
Photo 4: crew members prepare framing that will be installed for doors and windows.
Photo 5: a crew member smooths concrete that has been poured over the base of a structural column.
Photo 6: a stair base has been installed up to the second-floor classroom wing.
Photo 7: the columns for the covered play area stand ready for the construction of the rest of the structure.
Photo 8: this aerial view shows construction activity on the site so far.
Nov. 3, 2022
Photos 1 and 2: after the framing has been prepared for a base, crew members direct the concrete pour into the framing.
Photos 3 and 4: crew members weld along the base of structural steel columns for the building.
Photo 5: this aerial view shows the posts that have been erected for the covered play structure, with work continuing on the main building beyond.
Photo 6: rebar is starting to be installed on second-floor decking of the building to prepare for a concrete pour of the flooring.
Photo 7: the decking to the left will be the base for the cafeteria roofing.
Oct. 27, 2022
Photos 1 and 2: construction of the building continues with installation of structural steel and roof joists. Footings for the covered play area are nearly ready for the posts.
Oct. 20, 2022
Video: roof joists are going up over the gym area.
Oct. 12, 2022
Photos 1 and 2: decking is starting to be added to the second floor of the erected portion of the building.
Photo 3: crew members attach the decking to the structural steel for the second-floor learning areas.
Photo 4: this overhead view shows the decking installed so far in the learning areas adjacent to the gym/cafeteria area.
Oct. 6, 2022
About one-third of the building framework has been erected as crew members continue attaching and welding structural steel and roof joists.
Sept. 26, 2022
Columns and joists continue to be erected as the crew works its way around the perimeter of the foundation.
Photo 1: aerial view shows the framing on the northwest corner of the building (cafeteria and mechanical rooms) and start of the south classroom wing.
Photo 2: a ground-level view of the steel framing in the northwest corner.
Photo 3: a crew member prepares the connections for the next roof joist.
Photo 4: as the roof joist is lifted and held in place, a crew member installs the connecting bolts.
Photo 5: the next steel column is lifted into place.
Sept. 19, 2022
Now that the concrete foundation has been completed, the structural steel is starting to be erected on the site:
Photo 1: two posts have already been erected; the third is about to be installed.
Photo 2: this is one of many bases for the steel.
Photo 3: crew members remove the nuts from the base bolts to prepare for installation.
Photo 4: the steel post is positioned above the base; crew members align and set it on the bolts below as another member removes the cable that secured it to the forklift above.
Photo 5: crew members re-install and tighten the nuts to the base bolts to secure the steel post.
Aug. 29, 2022
Photo 1: half of the concrete footings have been poured for the covered play area; construction of forms for the other half will begin soon.
Photo 2: a closer view of the freshly-poured footings as they are left to set and dry.
Photo 3: work in the mechanical and utility room areas continues.
Aug. 22, 2022
Photos 1 and 2: framing for the concrete footings of the covered play area has begun between the building and the turf field areas.
Aug. 16, 2022
Photos 1 and 2: work continues on the building foundation slab and utility conduits. Framing has begun in the pits for the concrete bases for the covered play area.
Aug. 9, 2022
Photos 1 and 2: aerial views of the site show concrete slab completed on the administration section (left/east side of building); barrier and rebar laid for the next concrete pour on a section of the classroom wing (middle); and continued work on utility lines in the area for the kitchen and electrical and mechanical rooms (right).
Photo 3: in addition to the administration section, the slab for the stage area also has been poured (bottom middle).
Aug. 2, 2022
Photo 1: the rest of the foundation for the administrative side of the building is ready for an upcoming concrete pour.
Photo 2: the stage area is being prepared for a concrete pour.
Photo 3: a crew member installs conduit amidst other utility lines in the area for the electrical and mechanical rooms.
July 26-27, 2022
Photo 1: this aerial view of the work so far shows continuation of foundation work and installation of the light poles on the turf field.
Photo 2: crew members lay electrical conduit in the kitchen section of the building.
Photo 3: light poles are laid in position on the field prior to being lifted onto their bases.
Video: watch one of the light poles being lifted and installed.
July 19, 2022
Photos 1 and 2: concrete is poured over the prepared forms and rebar for the east side slab of the building foundation.
Photos 3 and 4: as crew members work on the pouring in the remaining part of the slab, other crew members "float" the already-poured concrete by machine (pushing rock aggregate down and bringing the cement up) and hand-smooth the sides along the foundation curbs.
July 12, 2022
Photo 1: an aerial view of the campus construction so far. Curbs are now in place for the foundation slab.
Photo 2: crew members lay out moisture barrier sheeting on the foundation base. After full coverage, rebar will be added to prepare for the concrete slab pour.
Photo 3: water lines are being installed in a utility trench below the foundation grade.
June 28, 2022
Photos 1 and 2: miles of electrical conduit are assembled, then placed in trenches that will be covered by the foundation slab.
Photos 3-5: it takes teamwork to pour concrete into the foundation curb forms, from the concrete mixer operator to the crew members directing the flow, and settling and smoothing out the concrete.
Photo 6: rebar has been erected for building columns.
Photo 7: this aerial view shows trenches excavated for the covered play structure footings at the bottom center of the photo.
June 21, 2022
Photo 1: aerial view of the campus construction so far.
Photo 2: work on concrete footings is nearly complete as preparations begin for pouring the foundation slab.
Photo 3: the stage area has been filled and compacted to prepare for a slab pour.
June 14, 2022
Photo 1: aerial view of the campus construction so far.
Photos 2 and 3: the concrete perimeter of the stage has been poured; preparations continue for an additional pour.
Photo 4: the perimeter of the building is also being built up as electrical conduit is laid into position.
Photo 5: more steel beams are being delivered in advance of the building erection once the foundation slab is poured and cured.
June 7, 2022
Photo 1: aerial view of the campus construction so far.
Photo 2: the stage area has been framed up for a concrete pour.
Photo 3: areas around the concrete footings are compacted to increase the density and bearing capacity of the adjacent soil.
Photo 4: as soil is added around the concrete footings by an excavator, a crew member compacts it in place.
May 31, 2022
Photo 1: footings are nearly complete for the front walls of the building.
Photo 2: in the stage area, grey pipe is being laid within the framing to serve as conduit for electrical wiring.
Photo 3: crew members carry more framing to build up concrete for the stage area as others dismantle framing around cured concrete footings for the interior gym wall.
Photo 4: concrete footings are curing for the exterior cafeteria walls.
May 24, 2022
Photo 1: heavy machinery is used to lift and transport rebar, wood and other construction materials where needed, as crew members continue framing the remaining building footings.
Photo 2: the base for the turf field has been smoothed out.
Photo 3: an aerial view of the whole site toward the north shows construction progress so far.
May 17, 2022
Photos 1-2: on the turf field, an initial application of gravel is compacted over a weed barrier fabric where drainage lines were laid.
Photo 3: view to the south of the concrete footing construction for the building so far.
Photo 4: crew members add rebar to the remaining frames for concrete footings on the northwest corner of the building.
Photo 5: a set concrete footing section with a column anchor and structural rebar.
May 10, 2022
Photos 1-4: construction of the building's foundation continues as crew members work on various stages of framing and installing rebar for the footings.
Photo 5: drainage pipe is being laid around the perimeter of the multi-use turf field.
May 2, 2022
Photo 1: about half of the building footings have been poured so far on the east side, with the remaining half on the west side in various stages of excavation and framing.
Photo 2: crew members work on setting up framing for the foundation slab on top of the footings on the east side of the building.
Photo 3: on the west side of the building, crew members construct framing for more footings.
Photo 4: crew members remove the wood framing from the poured footings near the middle of the building.
Photo 5: the multi-use turf field base has been graded; drainage pipe has been delivered to the site for upcoming installation.
April 26, 2022
Photo 1: This aerial view shows construction of the building footings so far.
Photo 2: framing and concrete pour on the east side of the building are nearly complete.
Photo 3: excavation of footings for the west side of the building is in process.
Photo 4: crew members construct the framing for footings in the middle of the building.
Photo 5: on the north side of campus, clearing of the multi-use field begins in preparation for the upcoming cement treatment to provide a base for the synthetic turf.
April 19, 2022
The concrete is curing where it was poured in the southeast corner of the building. Framing for more footings continues in preparation for future concrete pours.
April 14, 2022
The first concrete is poured for the building's footings. It's a team effort requiring a crew member to remotely control the flow of concrete from the truck into the overhead hose, another member to direct the hose into the framing, and others to measure the depth of the pour and remove air pockets. It will take a few weeks to fill all the existing frames and allow the concrete to set as more framing continues to be constructured for the rest of the building.
April 5, 2022
Framing for the concrete footings on the east side of the building continues.
March 25-29, 2022
Kirby Nagelhout (general contractor) video:
Photos 1-4: framing for the concrete footings continues to be constructed.
Photo 5: on the west side, crew members have excavated trenches and are now installing pipe for utility lines.
Photo 6: this aerial view toward the north shows site work so far.
March 21, 2022
Footings for the building have started to be excavated and formed.
March 8, 2022
The outline of the building has become more evident. The site is being graded to prepare for construction of the foundation.