Structural work continues on the pool and gym addition
Masonry crews are working on lifts inside the plastic barrier to install the west CMU wall of the gym
Third-floor renovations are ongoing
The current phase of interior renovations is focused on the third-floor south wing, which includes science and biology classrooms, and offices. Environmental work is complete, and demolition in these spaces is nearly finished. Crews will soon start working on the infrastructure for the walls and above the ceilings for the new biology rooms in this space.
On the pool addition, steel joist installation is nearly complete and metal decking will begin in the coming week
For additional information or questions, visit the MMSD construction page.
Did you know?
The joists in the pool area must be large and span a long distance to support the wide-open space. At West High School, the joists in the pool area are over 106 feet long and over six feet high, and each joist weighs nearly 7,000 pounds. These joists are delivered in two pieces, assembled on the ground, and then lifted into place by a crane.
Demolition is complete in the biology classrooms on the third floor
Masons use temporary braces below the lifts in the gym to support the weight of the lifts, materials, and equipment while work is ongoing
The third-floor bathroom demolition is complete, and the space is ready for new concrete floors
Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire sprinkler infrastructure is being installed in the locker rooms and wrestling spaces below the new gym