New Miami Trace
High School Project Update
the start of warmer weather, we are happy to say that work has begun on the
building foundations. On April 3, 2017
the first concrete trucks began to deliver concrete to the contractor
responsible for the building footings. The crews started in the “D” wing, which
is the two-story academic wing of the facility. Recent warmer and wetter than
normal weather provided several challenges to the crews as they worked through
lots of mud and water. It is nice to see
the drier weather arrive with the start of Spring. The crews hope to begin
assembling the concrete block walls in this area within the next few weeks.
Crews will also focus on installing the under slab plumbing and electric
services during the coming weeks. The building is so large (over 162,000 square
feet) that the building has been divided into several sections of construction
activities-almost like separate buildings. Each section will progress at a different pace and activity based on the
number of contractors available to focus on things such as concrete, masonry,
plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling, fire protection, and finishes such
as drywall and flooring. The role of the
construction manager is to manage the various trades and schedule them
efficiently during the entire process. This role is sort of like a conductor in front
of a large orchestra of contractors! In
the end, everything will come together and the building ready for students by
geo-thermal contractor has continued to work to complete the installation of
the 286 geo-thermal wells that will heat and cool the building. At last count, they had over 200 wells
completed and are progressing at a rate of 4 to 7 wells per day.
site contractor has been focusing on the installation of the storm sewers that will
drain the entire site. They are also
working on the sanitary sewer, which will tie into the existing lift station in
the front of the old high school.
of the final plans for the Bloomingburg-New Holland roadway improvements has
continued. These improvements will
provide turn lanes into the new school to enhance safety and traffic flow. As part of these improvements, it is
necessary to acquire easements in the area in order to widen the roadway.
April 6, 2017 the district was notified that the furniture bid packages for the
building have been received. The project
budgeted $900,000 for the entire furniture package. Basic costs for the package came in approximately
$20,000 below this estimate.
If you have not already
done so, please take the opportunity to view the link on our district website
to take a “virtual tour” of the new school. This feature gives a very realistic
and exciting opportunity to “fly” through the building, even though the start
of construction of the actual building is still a few months away! The project
continues to be on track to open for students in January 2019.
Please contact us at
(740) 335-3010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions concerning
the project. Thank you for your continued support and Go Panthers!