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Update on Ongoing Renovations

We are committed to keeping you informed as we complete construction from the MMSD 2020 facilities referendum.

Update on Ongoing Renovations

The renovations at East High School continue to make headway throughout the fall phases of construction. Spaces in the lower level have been painted, and the ceiling grid has been installed. The remainder of the finishing touches for this phase of work, such as ceramic tiling and flooring, is right around the corner. The next phase of classroom renovation work in the foreign language and computer lab areas began this month, and progress is moving swiftly as installation of the new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEPF) work and drywall framing have already begun.
In the courtyard addition, the new cooling tower unit is being installed

In the courtyard addition, the new cooling tower unit is being installed

 

Progress on the new additions

  • Constructing the exterior masonry walls for the new cafeteria and music area expansion

  • Continuing enclosure activities in the courtyard addition, including installing the exterior wall, roofing, and the new cooling tower unit

  • Starting to install two new elevators, with the elevator in the courtyard addition set to begin at the end of the month and the welcome center lobby elevator to follow

Construction Inclusion Week

In recognition of Construction Inclusion Week, construction workers and project team members are participating in daily toolbox talks focused on fostering conversations and continuing to build awareness of the importance of inclusion in the construction industry

 

For additional information or questions, visit the MMSD construction page.

Did you know?

Before electric air conditioners existed, large blocks of ice were used to cool homes and businesses. The ice absorbed heat and slowly melted as it warmed up. The use of ‘tons’ to measure cooling capacity comes from this time. A ton refers to the amount of heat it takes to completely melt a ton of ice. The new cooling system being installed at East will have approximately 1,000 tons of cooling capacity, meaning the system installed is equivalent to 1,000 blocks of ice being placed around the school to offset the heat generated from air temperatures and occupants inside the building.

Exterior masonry walls are being constructed for the new cafeteria expansion

Exterior masonry walls are being constructed for the new cafeteria expansion

Walls have been painted, the ceiling grid has been installed

In the lower level, walls have been painted, the ceiling grid has been installed, and the remainder of the finishing touches will soon follow

 
MEPF work and framing have begun in the foreign language classrooms

MEPF work and framing have begun in the foreign language classrooms

new elevators in the courtyard addition and main lobby are scheduled to be installed soon

The new elevators in the courtyard addition and main lobby are scheduled to be installed soon