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Summer '17 Construction On Schedule

Summer construction remains on schedule and the school is abuzz with activity.

Much of the work this summer is focused on the Basement level of Buildings 12, 14 and 16 (the original Schoolhouse).  Work includes the complete renovation of the kitchen along with the expansion of the Small Dining Room and the addition of new Life Safety Systems, HVAC equipment (the entire new and old school will be air conditioned), structural support, and data and telecommunications drops.

New Kitchen Framing
New Kitchen Storage Room Framing
Installation of FRP Panels on the Exterior Wall
New Life Safety System Installation
New Sprinkler Systems Throughout the Original Schoolhouse
(Buildings 12-16)
Sprinkler Install Outside PreK


Following the completion of shear wall construction, exterior brick installation is now underway along the west wall and will continue along the south, then east walls of Graham House.  Glazing will follow in the fall with the aim of complete enclosing and sealing of the entire superstructure before the winter.

New Shear Wall and Exterior Wall at First Floor (New Omega Classroom)
Newly Poured Slab and Waiting Steel at 3rd Floor
West Wall Exterior Brick Installation

Facade work and brick cutouts at the fire escapes of Graham House, along with pointing, continue on the north and east walls.

Facade Work North Wall


Within Graham House the stair and elevator core of Building 18 is being demolished and new steel added at each floor.  This is the most complex part of this summer's work, requiring incredible coordination of trades, materials and personnel. Demo began at the top and is working its way down through new and old construction.  All the steel for this section was successfully delivered to the site several weeks ago and placed out on each floor.

Facade water proofing continues on the southern and western walls.  Fireproofing also continues on floor undersides.

5th Floor Stair D (Building 18) Demo

New Steel 5th Floor Building 18.
This will be repeated for each floor all the way down Bldg 18.

After the steel goes in, steel decking follows.  Here's a shot of the 6th floor completed with decking before the concrete floor is poured.

6th Floor Building 18 Decking

6th Floor Decking Going Down
New Upper Gym Looking SE

New Upper Gym Looking SW

Finally, this is a shot of roof abatement and bulkhead removal.

Roof Bulkhead and Abatement

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