Friday, April 15, 2016

Update: Elementary 20

Despite steady rain and the natural disaster caused by flooding last fall, construction is moving along at a steady pace at the Elementary 20 site. A report submitted to the Richland Two School board at the April 12, 2016 meeting noted that the building pad was 100 percent complete, which meant that underground and foundations through the remainder of the building could continue.

To date, approximately 45 percent of the building slab has been poured with remaining slab pours tracking on schedule. Load bearing masonry is complete in the physical education area, 90 percent complete in the kitchen, and 70 percent complete in a special education classroom. Masonry will continue with completing the load bearing portion in these areas and then move throughout the remainder of the building. Primary steel has completed in Learning Hub 1 and began in the Media Center. Metal roof decking has been installed in the physical education area and has started in Learning Hub 1.

Crews have worked steadily to get the project back on schedule after weather delays in the fall. During and after the flooding in October, the erosion control structures performed as designed and kept all materials on site, while piping and containment structures held and controlled the water. Keeping in mind the sensitive site conditions, collaborative inspections have continued with Richland County and third party inspectors to ensure the work is in compliance with the plans, specifications and county standards. Foundation work will soon be completed in several areas where the pad has been brought to grade. Underground utilities are tracking along in conjunction with foundation progress. Walls are up completely erected in several areas and in progress in more.

The school, located between Trenholm Road Extension and O’Neil Court, is scheduled for completion in May 2017 and will receive its first students when school starts in August of that year. See more photos of construction in our Elementary 20 Flickr album.

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