Full steam ahead
Inside the school, new masonry and steel stud walls are being constructed in multiple phases, along with a plethora of new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEPF) infrastructure. This work is setting the stage for the numerous interior finish elements such as painting, floor finishes, casework, and ceramic tiling to be installed in the coming weeks.
On the exterior, crews are nearly complete with the underground utility work that will enable the new MEPF systems to be brought online throughout the project.
The structural walls for the new welcome center elevator shaft are complete. Elevator equipment will arrive this fall for installation.
Ongoing construction activities
Continuing steel stud framing, drywalling, and finishing in preparation for interior finish work
Building the new elevator shaft that will improve accessibility to the lower-level locker room and multipurpose room addition
Installing exterior underground utility infrastructure
Progressing with masonry restoration work on the building facade
Employee Spotlight: Gary Farrey (pictured above engaged in planning with the construction team) is the Building Custodian at East High School and plays a pivotal role in coordinating onsite MMSD janitorial and trades staff as the team prepares for school to return in the fall.
Did you know?
There will be over 77,000 concrete masonry units (CMU) blocks installed at East High School to construct the new walls for all the renovation areas as part of the 2020 Facilities Referendum. If these blocks were stacked one on top of the other, they would reach over 51,000 feet high – that’s nearly 10 miles!
Remote-control robotic equipment is used for demolition work in preparation for the new multipurpose room addition in the courtyard.
Interior wall framing is nearly complete in the second floor English classroom renovation.
New hot/cold water supply and return piping were installed, which will improve the efficiency and control of the heating and cooling systems throughout the school.
Waterproofing treatment was installed on the walls of the new elevator shaft in the lower-level locker room and multipurpose room addition.