Will consist of the addition of a new 16,000 square-foot wing, 2 – 1200 square-foot science labs and a 5700 sf Learning Resource Center. The Construction Document Phase continues. Permit documents have been submitted to the City of Houston.
In preparation to erect a new 16,000 square-foot art wing, two 1,200 square-foot science labs, and a 5,700 square-foot Learning Resource Center, all classrooms scheduled for demolition have been relocated to the former Staff Development Center. This location is also housing all library books and shelving from the existing facility, while the new library addition is being erected.
Utilities, such as electrical, sanitary and storm water piping are being re-routed. A walkway and wood fence will be erected between building 100 and building 200 at the courtyard to provide for student safety.
April 2017 Updates
The existing overhead power lines have been disconnected and removed, and the new underground electrical system is operational. Demolition of the existing science classrooms at the 200 corridor is complete, while preparation of the building pad for the new Learning Resource Center is in progress. The building pad at the new art wing has been constructed with imported fill dirt and pier installation will follow. Structural steel for the new art wing has been delivered and is staged for installation. Demolition and installation of the mechanical and plumbing rough-in at the new science room locations continues. The saw cutting of floor slabs is complete, which allows for new underground plumbing in the science classrooms. The detention pond has been excavated and regraded. Renovations have begun in the existing nurse and police offices.
Compaction of new fill is complete at the new Learning Resource Center, piers and grade beams are in progress. Piers have been staked and the building corners have been established. Slab on grade and structural steel will follow.
Work continues in the interior of the new addition with the installation of metal stud-framing for walls as well as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing installation. Taping and floating of these walls proceeds on schedule with painting to follow. Ceiling grid installation is in progress on the western half of the new addition. Fire alarm and technology wiring installation continues. Terrazzo corridor flooring proceeds on schedule. Restroom ceramic tile is complete.
Building controls are proceeding on schedule. Work continues in the interior of the new addition with the installation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing rough-ins. Sheet-rock installation and terrazzo flooring at the corridors is complete. Door installation proceeds on schedule and temporary doors have been installed throughout. Painting of the interior walls is on schedule.