Exterior construction is progressing through the winter
The construction at East High School forges on through the winter and heavy snow. On the cafeteria addition, the second floor of concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls are being constructed. The CMU walls are dual-purpose, providing structural load bearing support and delivering the interior architectural finish for the new addition. Last week the concrete slab for the cafeteria and commons expansion was also poured.
On the multipurpose addition, the exterior metal panels are nearly complete. The athletic resilient flooring and the rest of the finishes have been installed, bringing the new space to life.
Installation of the exterior metal panels is nearly complete for the final
exterior façade of the new multipurpose addition.
Updates on current and upcoming work
Starting demolition of the old locker rooms on the north end of the lower level renovation area
Installing the new elevator in the welcome center, which will improve accessibility to classrooms on all floors
Moving the outdoor temporary hoist to the next phase of construction for the third-floor science classroom renovations
Demolition is ongoing in the locker rooms at the north end of the lower level
Did you know?
Contrary to popular belief, cement and concrete are not the same thing. Cement is an ingredient in concrete, as concrete is made from sand, stone, cement, and water. In the latest concrete pour, around 74 cubic yards of concrete were used. That’s over 200 wheelbarrows of concrete!
A temporary hoist with a carrying capacity of 3.2 tons was used on the west side of the building to bring construction materials in and out of the newly renovated classrooms
The athletic resilient flooring was installed in the new multipurpose addition in the courtyard
The new elevator in the welcome center is scheduled to be completed by end of January
Pouring the concrete slab in the cafeteria and commons expansion is a process that includes installing the vapor barrier and reinforced steel mesh, letting the concrete cure, and then installing the control joints, which avoid cracking in the concrete