February 2017 construction update

Boles addition foundation

Boles addition foundation

Bond-related construction projects are underway throughout the district, and more will begin soon.

Below are details about the projects currently underway.

For construction projects at occupied schools, student safety is always paramount. All tasks are completed either when school is not in session – in the evenings or on weekends – or in cordoned-off areas. While school is in session, areas of the building under renovation are locked or walled-off. Students do not have access to those areas, and construction workers are only permitted in construction areas. Construction workers are also required to pass a background check before working at any AISD campus.

Anderson Elementary
Construction at Anderson Elementary began Nov. 28, 2016, and is adding two STEM labs, a strings room and a security vestibule.

Renovations to add the STEM labs and strings room are currently underway. The new flooring is now in and millwork will come soon. Work on the security vestibule started in January with floor demolition at the end of the month. New storefront was installed shortly after.

A second wave of bond construction will come in 2019 and include a series of life-cycle and deficiency upgrades.

The current projects are being managed by W.B. Kibler Construction, following plans designed by Hahnfeld Hoffer and Stanford.

[Click here for more information about Anderson’s bond construction scope and schedule, and click here to see construction photos.]

Ashworth Elementary
Construction at Ashworth Elementary began in mid-February and will add two STEM labs and a strings room and enlarge the security vestibule.

A second wave of bond construction will come in 2018 and include a series of life-cycle and deficiency upgrades.

The current projects are being managed by W.B. Kibler Construction, following plans designed by Hahnfeld Hoffer and Stanford.

[Click here for more information about Ashworth’s bond construction scope and schedule, and click here to see construction photos.]

Beckham Elementary
Construction at Beckham Elementary began in mid-February and will add two STEM labs and a strings room and enlarge the security vestibule.

A second wave of bond construction will come in 2019 and include a series of life-cycle and deficiency upgrades.

The current projects are being managed by W.B. Kibler Construction, following plans designed by Hahnfeld Hoffer and Stanford.

[Click here for more information about Beckham’s bond construction scope and schedule and click here to see construction photos.]

Blanton Elementary
Construction at Blanton Elementary began Nov. 28, 2016, to renovate the K-pod and add two STEM labs, a strings room and security vestibule in the existing building.

Renovations to add the STEM labs are ongoing, with millwork going in this month. Renovations in the K-pod are also ongoing with the two rooms in that building being converted into a strings room and art room.
The security vestibule work at the front of the building began in January. Flooring and millwork are now in, along with security cameras. Flooring and HVAC vents still need to go in.

A second wave of bond construction will come in 2018 and include a series of life-cycle and deficiency upgrades.

The current projects are being managed by W.B. Kibler Construction, following plans designed by Hahnfeld Hoffer and Stanford.

[Click here for more information about Blanton’s bond construction scope and schedule, andclick here for construction photos.]

Boles Junior High
Construction is now underway at Boles Junior High on a new addition that will house a computer lab, an art room with support spaces and three CTHEI classrooms. All 58 piers were drilled and poured the second week of February. Now grade beam and slab work is underway. The structural steel is on site and should start going up in a couple weeks.

Once the addition is complete, a special education suite will be built within the existing building. The suite will include four special education classrooms, a mock apartment (ADL Room), motor lab, ISPD classroom, PAES/Prevoc room, ABLE room and conference room. Three restroom banks will also be renovated to comply with ADA, and a chair lift will be added at the stage.

Boles already received a new paint job in January. The metal trim around the building, which had been a reddish-orange, is now a dark beige.

Construction at Boles is being managed by Pogue, following plans designed by Stantec.

[Click here for more information about Boles’ bond construction scope and schedule and click here for construction photos.]

Burgin Elementary
Construction at Burgin Elementary began in mid-February and will add two STEM labs and a strings room and enlarge the security vestibule.

A second wave of bond construction will come in 2019 and include a series of life-cycle and deficiency upgrades.

The current projects are being managed by W.B. Kibler Construction, following plans designed by Hahnfeld Hoffer and Stanford.

[Click here for more information about Burgin’s bond construction scope and schedule.]

Career and Technical Center
A groundbreaking ceremony kicked off construction of the Career and Technical Center (CTC) on April 7. [Read more about the groundbreaking.]

New construction began in early 2016, and approval was given on Sept. 16, 2016, for the CTC to go vertical. The 169,800 square-foot building is being erected in six areas, with each area in a different phase of construction. Depending on the area, numerous tasks are underway. More tilt wall panels were raised this month, while, among other tasks, masonry, roofing, MEP work and drywall continues.

Construction of the CTC is being managed by Balfour Beatty Construction, following plans designed by VLK Architects. Completion is scheduled for the summer of 2017.

[See photos of the Hutcheson demolition, the CTC groundbreaking and CTC construction. Learn more about the future Career and Technical Center.]

Corey Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language
Corey Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language opened in August 2015 in the Corey Elementary building and renovations started that fall. Renovations are now mostly complete and a dedication ceremony and open house was held on Oct. 15. [Read more and see photos from the open house.] All that remains for construction is some metal around window boxes and punch-list items.

The building received extensive renovations to enhance the fine arts and dual-language programming. The renovations provided state-of-the-art fine arts spaces like strings rooms, piano practice rooms, drama space and dance studio. The building also received numerous life-cycle and deficiency upgrades.

Construction at Corey is being managed by Pogue Construction, following plans designed by Stantec Architects.

[Click here for more information about Corey Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language. See photos of the construction.]

Ellis Elementary
Construction at Ellis Elementary began Feb. 6. The scope includes an addition to the building that will house two STEM labs, a strings room and a music room, renovations to the K-pod, a new security vestibule, new gym floor, expanded parking lot and numerous life-cycle and deficiency upgrades.

The first project to get underway was demolishing the current gym floor and installing a new one. The new floor is in and the gym is back in use.

The current projects are being managed by Balfour Beatty Construction, following plans designed by WRA Architects.

[Click here for more information about Ellis' bond construction scope and schedule.]

Farrell Elementary
Construction at Farrell Elementary began in November 2016 and includes renovations for two STEM labs, a strings room, computer lab and K-pod, along with a number of life-cycle and deficiency upgrades and improvements.

The renovations in the K-pod are now complete and the building is once again being used for class. Work in the computer lab is complete, except for the carpet, but temporary carpet was installed and the lab is occupied again. The strings room is nearly finished as well and also just lacks carpet. Once the carpet gets put in, the strings room will be occupied. Work on the STEM labs recently began and should be complete by the end of March. At the front of the building, the reception and clinic areas have been renovated.

The life-cycle upgrades are also ongoing. Fixes to the parking lot were poured over Thanksgiving and were re-striped over the winter holiday. Other site improvements include irrigation, landscaping, lighting and improving an ADA ramp.

Construction at Farrell is being managed by W.B. Kibler Construction, following plans designed by Natex Architects.

[Click here for more information about Farrell’s bond scope and schedule, and click here to see construction photos.]

Hale Elementary
Construction at Hale Elementary began Feb. 4, and will add two STEM labs, a strings room and security vestibule. In the STEM and strings areas, demolition was completed first, followed by plumbing and electrical rough-in and new framing and drywall.

A second wave of bond construction will come in 2019 and include a series of life-cycle and deficiency upgrades.

The current projects are being managed by W. B. Kibler Construction, following plans designed by Hahnfeld Hoffer and Stanford.

[Click here for more information about Hale’s bond scope and schedule, and click here to see construction photos.]

Goodman Elementary
Replacement of the HVAC system at Goodman began in October 2016 and should conclude this summer.

Additional bond construction at Goodman, including deficiency and life-cycle upgrades and renovations to add two STEM labs, a strings room and security vestibule, will start later this year.

This project is being managed by Infinity Contractors, following plans designed by LBL Architects.

Johns Elementary
A freezer/cooler replacement in Johns’ kitchen, along with replacement of the HVAC system, began in late 2016. New rooftop units were lifted by crane to the roof in mid-February. The project is scheduled to conclude this summer.

Additional bond construction at Johns, including deficiency and life-cycle upgrades and the addition of two STEM labs, a strings room and security vestibule, will start later this year.

This project is being managed by Infinity Contractors, following plans designed by LBL Architects.

Jones Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language
Jones Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language is now in the third and final phase of renovations. The phasing plan – working in different areas of the building at different times – allows school to keep going.

The school building is receiving extensive renovations to enhance the fine arts and dual language programming. The renovations are providing state-of-the-art fine arts spaces like strings rooms, piano practice rooms, drama space and a dance studio. In addition, adjustments are being made to ensure there are enough classrooms so that each class – or cohort – can spend half the day in an English-speaking classroom and half the day in a Spanish-speaking classroom.

Most of phase one was completed over the past summer. Major renovations were done to the cafeteria and stage, office and main entry, gym, pod building, collaborative group areas, piano lab, music rooms, practice music rooms and east classrooms. Major structural upgrades were also completed to enhance and lengthen the life of the building. Exterior improvements, along with new landscaping, are being done to improve the school’s aesthetics. An outdoor performance area adjacent to Jones is under construction and nearing completion as well.

Phase two, which concluded at the end of 2016, included renovation for the art rooms, STEM labs, collaborative group areas and interior classrooms. Jones teachers and students occupied these areas around Thanksgiving.

The third and final phase is nearing completion and includes renovations of the library, dance room and theater arts room.

Construction at Jones is being managed by Joeris Construction, following plans designed by Stantec Architects.

[Click here for more information about Jones, and here for photos. Click here for construction photos of the outdoor performance area.]

Lamar High School
Renovations to give Lamar High School two culinary labs started in October. Three adjacent classrooms have been demolished and are being converted into the two kitchens. Lamar had been the only AISD high school with only one kitchen. Completion of the project is scheduled for the end of February.

Construction of the culinary labs is being managed by Hutcherson Construction Incorporated, following plans designed by BRW Architects.

Other bond projects at Lamar include a new Multipurpose Activity Center and new baseball field bleachers and lights. Life-cycle and deficiency upgrades will come later in 2018.

[Click here for construction photos.]

Little Elementary
The work at Little Elementary is being phased throughout the year and into next summer to avoid disrupting school. The first projects included renovations that will provide two STEM labs, repairs to the irrigation system and landscaping. Much of the STEM lab work is now complete and new furniture arrived in mid-February.

A number of other life-cycle and deficiency upgrades will be made throughout the school year, including replacing mechanical equipment, the sanitary sewer line, water coolers, emergency lighting and outlets. The fire alarm system will also be updated, the roof will be repaired and the parking lots will be restriped. Much of the work in February includes working with fire alarms, security controls and cable for sound and speakers.

When the school year ends in June 2017, construction will continue into the summer. The strings room will be enlarged, a security vestibule will be added, the carpet in the K-pod will be replaced, and the rooftop HVAC system on the gymnasium will be replaced. The music room will also be updated by painting, carpeting and raising the ceiling.

Construction at Little is being managed by Balfour Beatty Construction, following plans designed by HKS Architects.

[Click here for more details about Little's scope and schedule, and click here for construction photos.]

McNutt Elementary
The brand-new Sandy McNutt Elementary opened in August and was dedicated last month. Read more about the dedication and see photos from the ceremony.

The construction of McNutt Elementary is being managed by Balfour Beatty Construction, following plans designed by Corgan.

[Click here for more details about McNutt. See construction photos of McNutt.]

Martin High School
The work at Martin High School is being phased throughout the year and into next summer to avoid disrupting school as much as possible.

The bulk of the work right now is roofing. A new music storage room, along with a percussion practice, room is also under construction and nearly complete. The weight room floor is being repaired and should be ready in about four weeks. Also ongoing is infrastructure work at night – pulling cable and replacing electrical panels. Already complete are the biomedical rooms. The existing biomedical room was renovated and the adjacent classroom was converted into a second biomedical room. Outside, a sidewalk to the new Multipurpose Activity Center was poured.

A number of other life-cycle and deficiency upgrades will be made throughout the school year, including, among others, replacement of plumbing fixtures, light fixtures and mechanical equipment. The fire alarm system will also be updated, a theater scene and prop assembly room added, and miscellaneous site repairs made.

When the school year ends in June 2017, construction will continue into the summer. Auditorium renovations will be made, including new seating, new carpet and the replacement of return ductwork. The lighting, stage rigging and audio system will also be replaced or repaired, and a video projection system and orchestra pit cover will be added. The black box theater will also undergo renovations. The ag, wood and metal shops will be renovated, along with the journalism/photography classroom and locker room. The boilers will be replaced, parking lot repairs made and new roofing installed over parts of the building.

The construction at Martin is being managed by Balfour Beatty Construction, following plans designed by HKS Architects.

[Click here for more details about Martin's bond construction schedule and scope and click here to see construction photos.]

Miller Elementary
The work at Miller Elementary is being phased throughout the year and into next summer to avoid disrupting school as much as possible. The first projects started in the fall and included renovations that will give the school two STEM labs and a strings room, repairs to the irrigation system, and the addition of 30 parking spaces in the north parking lot. The STEM labs and strings and music rooms are getting close to completion, and new furniture arrived for those rooms in mid-February.

A new security vestibule at the front entrance is also near completion and will require some work over spring break to complete. The front office was renovated, along with the clinic. The roof on the main building is currently being replaced, done in small sections at a time after school hours.

A number of other life-cycle and deficiency upgrades are being made throughout the school year, including replacing mechanical equipment, the sanitary sewer line, water coolers, emergency lighting and outlets. The fire alarm system will also be updated.

When the school year ends in June 2017, construction will continue into the summer. Carpet in the K-pod will be replaced, a new playground will be installed and parking lot improvements will be made.

Construction at Miller is being managed by Balfour Beatty Construction, following plans designed by HKS Architects.

[Click here for more details about Miller, and click here to see construction photos.]

Multipurpose Activity Centers
New, 77,704-square-foot Multipurpose Activity Centers now grace each of the AISD’s six traditional high school campuses. As of this month, all six are now occupied. Addressing punch-list items is all that remains.

Construction is being managed by Balfour Beatty Construction, following plans designed by Huckabee.

[Click here for more details about the MACs.]

Arlington High School – [Read more about the AHS MAC.] - See construction photos and photos from the air.]

Bowie High School
- See construction photos and photos from the air.

Lamar High School
- See construction photos and photos from the air.

Martin High School
- See construction photos and photos from the air.

Sam Houston High School
- See construction photos and photos from the air.

Seguin High School
- See construction photos and photos from the air.

Nichols Junior High
Construction at Nichols Junior High began Feb. 11. The scope includes life-cycle and deficiency upgrades throughout, including, among others, replacement of plumbing fixtures, interior finishes, carpet, doors, fire alarms, the stage curtain, site lighting and landscaping. The roof will be repaired, HVAC units replaced, and electrical outlets and data ports added.

The first project currently underway is replacing carpet in classrooms, which is done over the weekends.

The current projects are being managed by Balfour Beatty Construction, following plans designed by WRA Architects.

[Click here for more information about Nichols’ bond construction scope.]

Peach Elementary
The brand-new Eddy and Debbie Peach Elementary opened in August and was dedicated last month. Read more about the dedication and see photos from the ceremony.

A few small punch-list items remain before the building will be completely finished.

The construction of Peach Elementary is being managed by Balfour Beatty Construction, following plans designed by Perkins+Will.

[Click here for more details about Peach. See construction photos of Peach.]

Pearcy Elementary
Construction at Pearcy Elementary began in mid-February and will add two STEM labs and a strings room and enlarge the security vestibule.

A second wave of bond construction will come in 2019 and include a series of life-cycle and deficiency upgrades.

The current projects are being managed by W.B. Kibler Construction, following plans designed by Hahnfeld Hoffer and Stanford.

[Click here for more details about Pearcy, and click here to see construction photos.]

Professional Development Center
Bond work started at the PDC in late December 2016. The scope includes life-cycle and deficiency repairs and upgrades to the site, structure, roof, interior and mechanical system, along with adding cooling to the MDF room. The roof is nearing completion and concrete work is repairing the parking lot and ADA accessibility. Concrete stairs at the back of the building are being replaced with steel stairs, while plaster on the front columns is being repaired.

The entire project is scheduled to wrap up in March.

Construction at the PDC is being managed by Pogue Construction, following plans designed by KAI Texas.

[Click here for the PDC bond construction fact sheet.]

Remynse Elementary
Construction at Remynse Elementary began in December 2016 and will add two STEM labs, a strings room and security vestibule.

Renovations to add the STEM labs and strings room have made a lot of progress. Millwork was recently installed in the STEM labs and acoustical panels were recently installed in the strings room. Work on the security vestibule began in January and the storefront doors and glass are now installed.

A second wave of bond construction will come in 2019 and include a series of life-cycle and deficiency upgrades.

The current projects are being managed by W.B. Kibler Construction, following plans designed by Hahnfeld Hoffer and Stanford.

[Click here for more details about Remynse, and click here to see construction photos.]

Sam Houston High School
School improvements and a large addition for Sam Houston are officially underway.

There are a number of different projects included in the scope, so work is being phased throughout this year, the summer and into next school year to avoid disrupting school as much as possible.

The first project is the biggest: a new addition that will house a ninth-grade wing, along with a new kitchen and dining area. The new wing will also include a teacher planning area, and the new dining area will include exterior dining spaces. The current cafeteria and dining area will be converted into classrooms, including new science labs and art rooms. Portable classrooms on the east side of campus were moved out of the way at the end of 2016 to make way for the addition and groundwork started in January. Drilling and pouring piers are now underway, along with grade beam work. The storm line is being replaced and additional roof drains added to the existing building.

Renovations and life-cycle and deficiency upgrades within the existing building will begin in August, including renovations for existing fine arts, career and technical education, and athletics spaces.

Completion is scheduled for the spring of 2018. Construction is being managed by Pogue Construction, following plans designed by Huckabee.

[Click here for more details about Sam Houston, and click here to see construction photos.]

Sherrod Elementary
Bond-funded school improvements for Sherrod Elementary began in January.

Parking lot improvements and expansion began Jan. 9. Roofing began later in January and landscaping improvements started this month. Interior work also started in February and includes converting existing classrooms into dedicated STEM labs and a strings room. Over spring break the gym is scheduled to get a new floor. The school will also get a new security vestibule at the school entrance, but that work will likely be done over the summer.

A number of other life-cycle and deficiency upgrades will be done to the building throughout the rest of this school year and into next summer. The K-pod will also undergo renovations.

Construction at Sherrod is being managed by Balfour Beatty Construction, following plans designed by WRA Architects.

[Click here for more details about Sherrod, and click here to see construction photos.]

Webb Elementary
A freezer/cooler replacement in Webb’s kitchen began in November 2016. The project is scheduled to conclude this summer.

Additional bond construction at Webb, including deficiency and life-cycle upgrades and the addition of two STEM labs, a strings room and security vestibule, will start later this year.

This project is being managed by Infinity Contractors, following plans designed by LBL Architects.

West Elementary
Construction at West Elementary began Feb. 6, and will add two STEM labs, a strings room and security vestibule. In the STEM and strings areas, demolition was completed first, followed by plumbing and electrical rough-in and new drywall.

A second wave of bond construction will come in 2019 and include a series of life-cycle and deficiency upgrades.

The current projects are being managed by W.B. Kibler Construction, following plans designed by Hahnfeld Hoffer and Stanford.

[Click here for more details about West, and click here to see construction photos.]

Workman Junior High
Bond work at Workman Junior High is nearly finished, with only punch list items remaining. The last major project – adding a new cooler/freezer in the kitchen was finished in January.

Workman’s bond scope included a 16-classroom addition, new entrance, renovated and expanded administration space, eight new classrooms within the existing building, an expanded cafeteria, life-cycle upgrades, and a new parking lot.

All construction at Workman is being managed by Pogue Construction, following plans designed by BRW Architects.

[See photos of the addition construction, admin area renovation and the expanded cafeteria.]

COMPLETED PROJECTS
AHS MAC [Photos] Bowie MAC [Photos] Lamar MAC [Photos] Martin MAC [Photos] Sam Houston MAC [Photos] Seguin MAC [Photos] Ferguson Education Center [Photos] Hutcheson Junior High demolition [Photos] Lamar High School baseball field [Photos] Workman Junior High cafeteria expansion [Photos] Ousley Junior High [Photos]