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DR. ARCHIE L. BLANSON CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL ALDINE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

DR. ARCHIE L. BLANSON CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL

Opening 2018-2019 School Year

Construction commenced in November 2016

Site Clearing in Progress

The Aldine ISD Career & Technical Education High School is being constructed on a 44-acre site, near the intersection of West Rd. and Deer Trail Dr. This new 227,000 square-foot facility will encompass specialized classrooms for robotics, animation, logistics, auto technology, engineering, machining, welding, health science programs - i.e., dental, EMT, standard classrooms, science labs, gymnasium, and integrated building technology.

Site Clearing Continues
Materials delivered to Site

Site clearing is now 95% complete. Building pad preparation is approximately 70% complete and the structural piers are being drilled. Grading for parking areas and drives from the entrance on Deer Trail Drive have begun. The existing pipeline has been lowered. Detention pond excavation is approximately 65% complete. Underground storm sewer is ongoing in all areas.

December 19, 2016 Updates

Site clearing is approximately 70% complete and debris are being shredded and disposed of. The building pad layout and excavation are complete. Detention pond excavation is approximately 30% complete.

Aerial View of Aldine ISD Career Technical High School
Site Excavation Continues

February 13, 2016 Updates

The site clearing is now 95% complete. Building pad preparation is approximately 70% complete and structural piers are being drilled. Grading for parking areas and drives have started from the entrance on Deer Trail Drive. There will also be left turning lane at Deer Trail Drive and West Road, as a result, the existing pipeline had to be lowered. Detention pond excavation is approximately 65% complete. Underground storm sewer is ongoing in all areas.

Installing Drilled Piers
Continuing Pier Works

March 2017 Updates

The Building pad preparation is complete and structural piers are being drilled. Grade beams are being poured in the first two areas of the building. The Under-slab piping is being installed throughout the building pad. Grading for parking areas and drives is ongoing throughout the site. The concrete driveway from West Road to the staff parking area has been poured. The Grading is in progress on the driveway to Deer Trail Drive. The detention pond excavation is approximately 90% complete. Underground storm water and sewer utilities are being installed throughout the site

Detention Pond
Storm Sewer Inlet
Driveway Stablization
Build Pad in Progress

March 2017 Aerial View

April 7, 2017 Updates

Building pad preparation is complete and structural piers have been installed. Grade beams have been poured in the first five areas of the building. The slab has been poured in the first 3 areas and structural steel is being erected on the first 2 sections of slab. Under-slab piping is being installed throughout the remaining building pad. Paving for parking areas and drives is ongoing throughout the site. Grading is in progress on the driveway tie in to Deer Trail Drive. Detention pond excavation is approximately 95% complete. Underground utilities are being installed throughout the site.

Smoothing The Concrete Pour
Wet Curing Concrete Slab
Steel Erection Started

Cafeteria/Library Steel Erection

Second Floor Metal Decking

Flyover Video of Aldine ISD Construction Site in June 2017

May 2017 Aerial View

June 6th 2017 Updates

Structural steel detailing is continuing on the front half of the building and the automotive shop erection is in progress. Second floor metal decking and roof decking are following behind in sequence. Second floor slab has been poured in the back half of the building and concrete floors have been polished and protected. Exterior wall framing, sheathing and masonry are in progress. Hangers are being installed for overhead piping throughout the building. Slab has been poured in the automotive shop. Greens Crossing Drive has been paved. Paving for parking areas and drives is approximately 90% complete. Detention pond excavation is complete and fine grading is in progress. Underground utilities are being completed and awaiting final connection.

Ductwork Installation

June 2017 Aerial View

Interior Courtyard

July 15, 2017 Updates

Ductwork & Piping Installation
Service Yard
July 2017 Aerial View

August 2017 Updates

Roofing installation is ongoing in the cafeteria/library area and the front half of the building. Fire sprinkler piping, HVAC piping, ductwork, electrical conduit and plumbing are being installed in the front half of the building on both floors. Drywall installation has started in the shop classroom areas. Windows and frames are being installed in the front of the building. Technology cabling pathways are being installed in the back half of the building. Masonry walls and exterior framing are approximately 95% complete on the main building. Sheathing and damp proofing are being applied to the building exterior. Face brick installation continues in the courtyard and back half of the building. Masonry exterior and interior walls are 80% complete in the automotive building.

August 2017 Aerial View
Fire sprinkler piping, HVAC piping, ductwork, electrical conduit and plumbing are being installed in the front half of the building

Back View of Archie L. Blanson Career Technical High School

September 2017 Updates

Drywall installation is being completed in the shop area classrooms and labs and ongoing in the back half of the building on the second floor Windows frames are complete and glass is 90% installed. Technology cabling is being installed in the back half of the building. Masonry walls and exterior framing are complete on the main building and 85% complete on the automotive building. Exterior sheathing is complete and and damp proofing is 60% complete. Face brick installation continues in the back half of the building.

Courtyard View of the Building

October 2017 Updates

Fire sprinkler piping, HVAC piping, ductwork, electrical conduit and plumbing continues being installed in the front half of the building on both floors. Drywall installation is complete in the back half of the building and ongoing in the administration, cafeteria and library areas. Interior framing is ongoing in the front half of the building, on the second floor.

October 2017 Aerial View

Roofing installation is complete.

Translucent panels are being installed in the gymnasium. Technology cabling is being installed in the back half of the building. Masonry walls and exterior framing are complete. Exterior sheathing is complete and and damp proofing is 80% complete. Face brick installation continues on the front half of the building and limestone panels are being installed in the courtyard area. Sidewalks along West Road have been installed and walks in the courtyard are being formed. Transformers have been set in preparation for permanent power. Handrails are being installed throughout the building. Chillers have been installed and are being piped in.

frame installation is complete.
Drywall installation is 90% complete in the main building. Interior framing is complete in all areas.

Interior door and window frame installation is 75% complete

November 2017 Aerial View

Roofing installation is complete. Fire sprinkler piping, HVAC piping, ductwork, electrical conduit and plumbing are complete. Technology cabling is being installed in the cafeteria, library and administration areas. The first coat of paint is being applied in the back half of the building on both floors. Exterior face brick installation is complete and metal panel installation is 25% complete on the back elevation of the building. Curtain wall framing and glass is being installed at the main entry. Sidewalks and paving have been installed in the courtyard area. Handrails are being installed throughout the building. Chiller piping is complete. Final water line tie in has been completed at West Rd. Center Point is in the process of installing gas lines to the site. Final site inspections have been performed and permanent power is expected mid-November.

December 2017 Updates

The first coat of paint is being applied in the back half of the building on both floors. Limestone panels are being installed on the front elevation of the building and curtain wall-framing and glass is being installed at the main entry. Pavers are being installed in the courtyard area. Chiller piping is complete. Final water line tie-in has been completed at West Rd. Center Point has completed installation of gas lines to the site and permanent power was received December 8.

Drywall installation is 90% complete in the main building. Interior framing is complete in all areas. Interior door and window frame installation is complete and hollow metal doors have been installed. Technology cabling is being installed in the library, administration and classroom areas.

Gymnasium

January 2018 Updates

Drywall installation has been completed in the main building and finishing is ongoing. Interior framing is complete in all areas. Interior door and window frame installation is complete and exterior hollow metal and aluminum frame doors have been installed. Glass is being installed in the classroom areas.

Technology cabling is being installed in the administration and classroom areas. The first coat of paint is complete in the back half of the building and ceiling grid, lights and tile are being installed in these rooms. Limestone panels on the front elevation of the building are 95% complete. Curtain wall framing and glass is complete at the main entry and pavers are completed in the courtyard area.

February 2018 Updates

Roofing installation is complete. Fire sprinkler piping, HVAC piping, ductwork, electrical conduit and plumbing are complete. Drywall installation and finishing has been completed in the main building. Interior framing is complete in all areas. Interior door and window frame installation is complete and exterior hollow metal and aluminum frame doors have been installed.

Technology cabling is being installed in the administration and classroom areas. The first coat of paint, ceiling gris and tile, and light fixtures are complete in the back half of the building. Corridor ceilings are being installed and final concrete polishing has started. Limestone panels on the front elevation of the building are complete. Curtain wall framing and glass is complete at the main entry and paving in the courtyard are completed.

March 2018 Updates

Roofing installation is complete. Fire sprinkler piping, HVAC piping, ductwork, electrical conduit and plumbing are complete. Drywall installation and finishing has been completed in the main building. Interior framing is complete in all areas. Interior door and window frame installation is complete and exterior hollow metal and aluminum frame doors have been installed. Storefront window and door systems have been installed at all entrances. Glass is being installed in the classroom areas.

Courtyard nearing completion
Ceiling grid and tile, and light fixtures are complete in the back half of the building and ongoing in the front half.
Technology cabling is nearing completion.

Serving line area

Library

TV monitors wall

Fencing has been installed and parking lot and driveway gates are ongoing. HVAC systems have been tested and are currently running in the building. Casework and finishes are being installed in all areas. The gymnasium floor has been completed including striping and graphics. Plumbing fixtures have been installed in the restrooms. Final grading for landscaping is ongoing throughout the site.

March 2018 Aerial View

Audio & Production Area
Welding Area

April 2018 Updates

Casework and display cases is in progress throughout the building

Window overlooking Construction Shops

Painting in automotive area is near completion

April 2018 Aerial View

May 2018 Updates

Clouds installation in Library area

June 2018 Updates

August 2018 Updates

Furniture installation is near completion

Front Entrance of Archie L. Blanson Career & Technical Education High School

Graphic Designs near the front Entrance.

Graphics for Technical Trades
Getting ready for Orientation
Seating area in Cafeteria
One of many Labs at Archie L. Blanson Career & Technical Education High School

Fitness equipments have been installed

One of many Collaborative areas student can work at.

Second Floor

Dental Classroom is now Ready.

Welcome to Archie L. Blanson Career & Technical Education High School. Classes starts August 20th 2018.
School Opened August 20, 2018
Created By
Thao Huynh
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Credits:

Aldine Independent School District, Romano Jundos, JLL, Zackary Harper

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