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Full steam ahead

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

Full steam ahead

Over the past few weeks, construction crews continue to make great headway at East High School – especially with the new elevator addition in the welcome center lobby!

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.

Structural walls for the new welcome center elevator shaft are complete

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

Gary Farrey engaged in planning with the construction team

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.

 

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

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

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.

Interior wall framing is nearly complete in the second floor English classroom renovation.

 
New hot/cold water supply and return piping were installed

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

Waterproofing treatment was installed on the walls of the new elevator shaft in the lower-level locker room and multipurpose room addition.