Construction progress on the building additions
A 90-ton crane is setting the steel in place for the new pool area.
A 200-ton crane is moving masonry materials to the new gym space.
A 250-ton crane is setting the steel in the courtyard by transporting steel bundles over the building.
The steel structure for the interior courtyard addition is complete, which will eventually be a new corridor from the auditorium to Stevens gym
Wrapping up the interior phase of work
This week marked the completion of the first-floor locker rooms and the third-floor science classroom renovations. As construction crews are wrapping up other outstanding items on the interior, school staff will begin to move into the newly completed spaces. Next, workers will start building new temporary walls to separate spaces for the next phase of construction, which includes renovations to additional classrooms and office spaces in the south portion of the third floor.
Locker rooms are complete on the first floor below Stevens gym
Did you know?
The size (also called tonnage) of a crane needed to complete a task is based on specific calculations that define its tonnage rating. A crane’s tonnage rating is determined by how much weight it can pick up and how high materials will be lifted. At West High School, the three cranes onsite have varying tonnage ratings that support different jobs on the construction site.
Masons have started installing concrete masonry unit (CMU) block walls on the new gym space
The four new ADA-accessible restrooms and shower rooms in the new locker room spaces are complete
Operators use a 250-ton crane to set the steel in place for the new courtyard addition