As we inch closer to spring, construction at Capital High School is making great progress. Inside the building, drywall is almost complete on the lower two levels of the building. On the first floor, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEPF) contractors are finishing up the final in-wall work in the gym and culinary spaces. Workers will soon begin taping the walls on the lower levels in preparation for paint. Interior finishes like flooring and tile will follow shortly after.
On the exterior, the masonry for the new elevator and bathroom addition is complete. Next, crews will install the metal decking and concrete slabs on each floor, and before long, the exterior framing and stone finishes will go up. Later this spring, the new elevator will be installed as well.
Upcoming construction activities:
- Putting up drywall on the first floor
- Taping and finishing walls on the lower levels
- Polishing the concrete flooring
- Finishing the above-ceiling MEP work
- Starting exterior framing and stone finishes
- Installing new exterior chiller
DID YOU KNOW? The exterior walls of the new elevator and bathroom addition at Capital High School is made up of roughly 2,500 concrete masonry unit (CMU) blocks. CMU blocks are frequently used in construction because they are strong, fire resistant, durable, and versatile.