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South Addition, Kelwall Installation, Pipe Insulation, Fire Resistance

Photos taken on December 6th & 8th:

1st block for wall on south addition

1st block for wall on south addition

Spray foam insulation being applied

Spray foam insulation being applied

Last Kalwall panel being installed in middle school gym (pool)

Last Kalwall panel being installed in middle school gym (pool)

Fire resistant treatment has begun to be applied to new steel structures LikeViews: 0

Fire resistant treatment has begun to be applied to new steel structures

Pipe insulation being installed

Pipe insulation being installed

Trenches and footing holes in cafeteria

Trenches and footing holes in cafeteria

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New Electrical Room, Insulation, New Walls, More Drainage Upgrades

Photos from December 6, 2011:

Trench in music area hallway

Trench in music area hallway

Patched former opening in ceiling

Patched former opening in ceiling

New electrical room awaiting pouring of floor

New electrical room awaiting pouring of floor

Kelwall installation in Middle School gym

Kelwall installation in Middle School gym

Middle School hallway to gym/cafeteria area

Middle School hallway to gym/cafeteria area

Arts Entrance

Arts Entrance

Library

Library

Soccer field drainage has been upgraded

Soccer field drainage has been upgraded

South (main) entrance

South (main) entrance

Insulated exterior walls

Insulated exterior walls

Sheetrock/plywood wall installed in classroom

Sheetrock/plywood wall installed in classroom

Atrium as viewed from Middle School area

Atrium as viewed from Middle School area

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New Hoosac High School On Pace and On Budget

iBerkshires article today:

New Hoosac High School On Pace and On Budget.

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Middle School Gym, Wiring, Insulation

Photos from the week of November 29, 2011:

Floor prep in music room

Floor prep in music room

New Kelwall panel installation commenced in south side of middle school gym

New Kelwall panel installation commenced in south side of middle school gym

New window sill installation on north side of middle school gym (old pool)

New window sill installation on north side of middle school gym (old pool)

Courtyard drainage system being installed

Courtyard drainage system being installed

Spray foam applied to a wall in the high school lab

Spray foam applied to a wall in the high school lab

Wiring in process

Wiring in process

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Building Committee Updates Us On Progress

The following update was sent from the Building Committee:

11/29/11  The project is moving along very nicely to the satisfaction of the Building Committee and our construction manager, Gilbane Building Company.  We are on budget and on schedule.  While labs and classroom spaces are being painted in the southwest corner of the building, new walls are being built in the east and north ends.  Demolition is virtually complete and the construction portion is well underway.  Heating and ventilation systems, plumbing, fire suppression systems, electrical and technology wiring, insulation, painting, sheetrock, window installation, and roofing over the additions are all going on simultaneously in various quadrants of the building.  We have been helped by the mild weather, but a number of temporary heaters have been installed in anticipation of the cold weather.  The field drainage work is nearly complete and we are already seeing their success on the football, baseball and soccer fields.

Our project, represented by Superintendent Al Skrocki and Building Committee Co-Chairman Howard Wineberg went before the MSBA’s November Board meeting conducted by State Treasurer Steven Grossman.  The MSBA unanimously voted to amend our Project Funding Agreement to allow us more flexibility in allocating the funds appropriated in our Total Project Budget.  While the total project cost remains the same and within the budget approved by the voters in Adams and Cheshire, the MSBA initially was very specific about allocating the funds to the various trades based on estimates for steel, roofing flooring, etc.  We had some bids submitted that were either higher or lower than we anticipated.  After a number of discussions and meetings with the MSBA, they agreed to allow us the flexibility to allocate their and our funds as needed to successfully complete the project.

As a result of the MSBA’s Funding Agreement Amendment, we officially accepted the Gross Maximum Price (GMP) that Gilbane submitted to the District on November 17, 2011.  Although progress by Gilbane and their sub-contractors was not hindered by the lack of a GMP, formal acceptance of the GMP is an important step that is required by the MSBA.

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Electrical, New Windows, Arts Entrance & More Work on Additions

New photos from the school project from the week of November 22nd:

Courtyard Addition Masonry and Steelwork

Courtyard Addition Masonry and Steelwork

Data and Communications wiring and sprinkler system being installed

Data and Communications wiring and sprinkler system being installed

Electrical conduit entry

Electrical conduit entry

The Arts Entrance

The Arts Entrance

New window installation has begun

New window installation has begun

Pool windows removed

Pool windows removed

Birdseye of the pool

Birdseye of the pool

Interior lab windows and wall studs in place

Interior lab windows and wall studs in place

New main entrance area takes shape

New main entrance area takes shape

Interior lab wall insulated with spray foam

Interior lab wall insulated with spray foam

Roof work being prepared at south entrance

Roof work being prepared at south entrance

How do you think the project is coming along? Let us know!

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Main Entrance, Courtyard Addition, Window Prep – Big Changes!

The following photos of the project were taken during the week of November 12:

The south main entrance takes shape

The south main entrance takes shape

New precast panels installed outside west side lab windows

New precast panels installed outside west side lab windows

Almost complete patch at former roof penetration

Almost complete patch at former roof penetration

Removal of Roof Vent

Removal of Roof Vent

Steel being erected for courtyard edition

Steel being erected for courtyard edition

Steel being erected for courtyard edition

Steel being erected for courtyard edition

Steel roof deck complete over south addition

Steel roof deck complete over south addition

Wall studs installed in classroom

Wall studs installed in classroom

Precast panel installed beneath window opening

Precast panel installed beneath window opening

Precast panels awaiting installation at window openings

Precast panels awaiting installation at window openings

Seismic footing in the music room

Seismic footing in the music room

Drainage work for the football field

Drainage work for the football field

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Last Week of October – Roof Panels, Windows, and Seismic Footing!

Photos from the week of October 27, 2011:

Roof panels

Roof panels installed over the new main entrance

Cleaned out auditorium

Cleaned out auditorium

football drainage ditch

New drainage for the football field

fascia panels

Removal of fascia panels in courtyard in preparation for the new addition

Window opening

Window openings are prepped for new window installation

Seismic footing

New seismic footing installed in the music room

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New Entrances, Library Work, Plumbing

New photos from October 25th:

The Library - North and East walls

The Library - North and East walls

New Middle School Lab

New Middle School Lab

Bathroom plumbing

Bathroom plumbing

Looking out the new front entrance

Looking out the new front entrance

New Arts Entrance
New Arts Entrance (West Side)

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Construction Update!

Do you want to know what is happening up at the high school?  Regular updates will now be posted here!  LOTS of photos have been sent in from the building committee and here’s your first look at what’s going on.  For this week:

Beams for the new roof deck

Beams for the new roof deck

Gym bleachers being removed

Gym bleachers being removed

New drainage at the football field

New drainage at the football field, notice the bleachers have already been removed!

Concrete being pumped into the building

Concrete being pumped into the building

Concrete being poured for middle school lab floor

Concrete being poured for middle school lab floor

A visit from the MA School Building Authority

A visit from the MA School Building Authority

More updates to come, and photos of the work that has been done from June-October.  If you want to receive an update by email please subscribe.

 

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