Due to the increase in stories on the south building, the School will require a generator when completed. The tank to fuel the generator has been installed in the south building, allowing us to proceed with completion of the Assembly Hall.
In an effort to accelerate work on the Townhouse, we will begin demolition of the temporary steel structure at the front of the building and its footings on Wednesday, September 19, continuing through weekdays and Saturdays until the work is complete. This will allow us to restore the historic facade before the cold weather sets in.
The final design of the North Gym structure is close to completion. The new steel structure will be built on Saturdays going forward.
At a recent all-school meeting, a review and update were provided regarding the scope of the School’s construction project. The presentation highlighted planned construction priorities for Summer 2018. A few key updates are below:
Foundation work continues in the Dining Room to ready it for the addition of the regulation size gym to the main schoolhouse. Additional foundation work is necessary due to site conditions discovered in the renovation of the Dining Room.
Construction of the School’s new kitchen is underway, with completion linked to receiving a Temporary Certification of Occupancy (TCO) and Fire Dept. approval. We expect to have use of the Dining Room before the kitchen will be ready.
With the addition of our new Athletic Center on top of the Schoolhouse, the building will be designated as a high-rise. This classification requires a full sprinkler system.
The School’s construction sites have been very busy this week. Townhouse construction continues; demolition of the Dining Room and Kitchen is underway; the rooftop cage is being dismantled in preparation for construction of our new Gym. In addition, the Assembly Hall floor will be poured in the next few days as we make progress towards the completion of the Assembly Hall this summer.