Little Elm High School Update & Look Ahead

  • August 10, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 8/10/2017

    Opening of LEHS – Construction Commitments

     

    Construction areas of LEHS that will be ready for the start of school:

    • The main administration area (Front Offices)
    • The main corridor (big hallway)
    • The existing cafeteria with all new furniture, service area will have new expanded opening to the serving lines.
    • Culinary Arts room
    • Classrooms in the new wing
    • Library construction, to include fresh paint, new flooring, new circulation desk, maker space areas, power roller shades, new furniture. (May not have room completely set up with books, etc.)

     

    Two areas that will not be complete at the start of school: 

    New addition of Cafeteria (completed by September 22)

    • Will start with 4 serving lines instead of 5 (new line will be ready by August 31)
    • New Pizza service line will not be completed (where the stage was located in the cafeteria.)
    • Glass doors to enclose service line area will not be completely installed until August 20

     

    New Band Hall (occupancy– by September 22 and finished)

    • Existing band hall will be moved in Monday, August 14

     

    Solutions for incomplete construction areas:

    The purpose for these solutions is to ensure a normal school day for students that isn’t a disruption to their learning.

     

    Solutions to ensure full service for cafeteria while waiting on completion of new areas:

    • Extra Custodians
    • Add a temporary serving line
    • Adapt bells during lunches to allow flexibility to extend lunches for students as needed.

     

    Solutions to accommodate band classes while waiting on completion of new band hall:

    • Construction crews will clear the outside band practice field before Tuesday, August 15th.
    • We will temporarily hold percussion classes in auditorium until new band hall is complete.

     

    EXTRAS:

    -- Bistro will not be complete, however, they are waiting to install display cabinet and little aesthetic     details. Should not affect student learning.

    -- Will continue to work throughout the school day, “quiet work”, scissor lifts inside the building will be dealt with daily.

    -- Phase two of the project will include graphics throughout the school.

    -- Contracted completion date for all construction is September 22.

    -- 175-200 workers on site for a scheduled 12-14 hour days.

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  • May 3, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 5/3/2017

    Completed since 4/10:

    o   Site

    • Commenced masonry wall construction at west planter wall

    o   Area D (Addition and Reno Areas)

    • Completed roof dry-in at Area D Admin addition
    • Completed Fireproofing
    • Commenced MEP OH and wall rough
    • Commenced interior framing
    • Commenced Window Installation
    • Commenced face brick install

    o   Area N

    • Completed MEP wall rough at 1st floor
    • Commenced interior sheetrock activities at 1st floor
    • Completed Fireproofing at Area N 2nd Floor
    • Commenced Interior framing and MEP wall rough at 2nd floor
    • Completed waterproofing at exterior sheathing
    • Completed Roof Dry-in
    • Commenced window installation
    • Commenced exterior face brick activities

    o   Area E

    • Commenced Fireproofing at underside of deck at Area E
    • Completed exterior framing at cafeteria radius header
    • Commenced waterproofing activities at exterior sheathing
    • Completed Roof Dry-in

    o   Area G

    • Completed exterior block masonry construction at Area G Fine Arts
    • Commenced Roofing activities
    • Commenced OH MEP at interior
    • Installed Trophy shelf supports
    • Commenced window installation
    • Commenced masonry veneer activities

    o   Renovation Areas

    • Commenced wall construction inside containment area at main corridor
    • Completed demolition activities in existing library areas
    • Commenced interior framing build back at Library
    • Commenced MEP wall rough at Library and Main Corridor
    • Commenced Ceiling Header Framing at main corridor
    • Completed demo of existing cafeteria stage

    Area N Second Floor   Area N Exterior East Side   Area D Exterior South Side   Area G Exterior at SE Corner   Area D Admin Interior   Library Interior

     

    Upcoming Targets:

    o   Site

    • Complete masonry wall construction at west planter wall

    o   Area D (Addition and Reno Areas)

    • Complete MEP OH and wall rough
    • Complete interior framing
    • Complete Window Installation
    • Complete face brick install
    • Commence interior sheetrock activities
    • Commence painting activities

    o   Area N

    • Complete interior sheetrock activities at 1st floor
    • Complete Interior framing and MEP wall rough at 2nd floor
    • Commence sheetrock install at 2nd floor interior
    • Completed Roof Trim-out
    • Complete window installation
    • Continue exterior face brick activities
    • Commence Curtain Wall Install at Classroom Corners

    o   Area E

    • Complete Fireproofing at underside of deck at Area E
    • Complete waterproofing activities at exterior sheathing
    • Complete Roof Trim Out
    • Commence Curtain Wall Install
    • Complete MEP OH

    o   Area G

    • Complete Roofing Dry-in and Trim Out
    • Complete OH MEP at interior
    • Installed Trophy shelf supports
    • Complete window installation
    • Complete masonry veneer activities
    • Commence Interior framing and furring activities
    • Commence Interior Sheetrock Install
    • Commence Painting Activities

    o   Renovation Areas

    • Continue wall construction inside containment area at main corridor
    • Continue interior framing build back at Library
    • Continue MEP wall rough at Library and Main Corridor
    • Commence sheetrock activities at Library and Main Corridor Areas
    • Continue Ceiling Header Framing at main corridor
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  • April 10, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 4/10/2017

    Completed Since 3/20:

    • Demo'd light pole and base at west parking island sidewalk to planter wall
    • Formed, reinforced, and place sidewalk to new planter wall
    • Placed concrete foundation for planter wall
    • Commenced Fire Proofing Activities at all exterior elevations  as well as roof steel at underside of deck at Area D
    • Commenced metal stud framing activities at Area N Classroom Addition
    • Commenced Exterior sheathing activities at Area N Classroom Addition
    • Commenced Interior Framing at Area N classroom addition first floor
    • Completed Roof Decking at Area N Classroom Addition
    • Continued OH MEP rough and commenced in-wall rough at Area N classroom Addition First Floor
    • Commenced exterior framing activities at Area D Admin addition
    • Commenced Roofing activities at Area D Admin addition
    • Commenced exterior block masonry construction at Area G Fine Arts Addition
    • Completed Roof Decking at Area E Cafeteria Addition
    • Installed MEP Hangers and commenced OH rough of at Area E Cafeteria Addition
    • Commenced install of duct straps and hangers at Area D Classroom Addition
    • Commenced Demo Activities inside SW stairwell at Area N Connection
    • Completed Make Safe Activities at Existing Admin Area and commenced demolition

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    Week of 4/10 Targets:

    • Commence masonry wall construction at west planter wall
    • Complete roof dry-in at Area D Admin addition
    • Continue MEP wall rough at area N classroom addition
    • Continue Fireproofing at Area N 2nd Floor classroom addition roof
    • Commence Fireproofing at underside of deck at Area E cafeteria addition
    • Commence exterior framing at cafeteria radius header on Cafeteria addition
    • Continue exterior block masonry construction at Area G Fine Arts
    • Commence wall construction inside containment area at main corridor
    • Commence demolition activities in existing library areas
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  • March 20, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 3/20/2017

    Completed Weeks of 3/6 & 3/13 (Spring Break Holiday Week)

    • Demolished light pole and base at west parking island to make way for sidewalk to planter wall
    • Commenced forming activities for sidewalk at west parking island
    • Formed, reinforced & placed slab at 2nd level of Area N classroom addition.
    • Commenced installation of OH duct straps and hangers at Area G Fine Arts Addition
    • Completed roof decking at Area G Fine Arts Addition
    • Completed roof decking at Area D Admin Addition
    • Commenced fireproofing at Area G Fine Arts Addition
    • Commenced fireproofing at Area D Admin Addition
    • Complete crane erection activities at Area E Cafeteria
    • Commenced demolition activities inside main building corridor

    Construction Update for 3.20.17   Construction Update for 3.20.17   Construction Update for 3.20.17

    Week of 3/20 Targets

    • Demo light pole and base at west parking island sidewalk to planter wall
    • Commence Fire Proofing Activities at Area N Classroom Addition
    • Commence metal stud framing activities at Area N Classroom Addition
    • Complete Roof Decking at Area N Classroom Addition
    • Continue Fireproofing at Area D Admin Addition
    • Install Roof Decking at Area E Cafeteria Addition
    • Commence install of duct straps and hangers at Area D Classroom Addition
    • Commence Demo Activities inside SW stairwell at Area N Connection
    • Continue Make Safe Activities at Existing Admin Area / Prep for Demo
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  • March 6, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 3/6/2017

    Completed Week of 2/27

    • Commenced subgrade activities for west planter island sidewalk
    • Continued flex base service drive installation
    • Completed Crane erection activities in area N Classroom addition
    • Complete decking at 2nd level N
    • Commenced installation of OH supports and hangers
    • Commenced OH MEP rough in activities
    • Commenced decking at Area D Admin addition
    • Commenced decking at Area G Fine Arts
    • Commenced Steel Erection activities at Area E Fine Arts Addition
    • Constructed Separation walls at west and ends of main corridor in existing building in anticipation for demo activities over spring break

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    Week of 3/6 Targets

    • Demo light pole and base at west parking island sidewalk to planter wall
    • Commence forming activities for sidewalk at west parking island
    • Continue flex base installation at service drive
    • Form, reinforce & place slab at 2nd level of Area N classroom addition.
    • Commence installation of OH duct straps and hangers at Area G
    • Complete roof decking at Area G
    • Complete roof decking at Area D
    • Mobilize fireproofer for subfloor and exterior spray on at additions
    • Complete crane erection activities at Area E Cafeteria
    • Commence demolition activities inside main building as soon as school is out of session at end of week.
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  • February 27, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 2/27/2017

    Completed Week of 2/20

    • Continued flex base service drive installation
    • Installed Crane Mats at areas D and N to mitigate weather impact to erection activities
    • Continued steel erection at SE corner of Area N classroom addition
    • Continued decking 2nd level of Area N
    • Completed steel erection at Area D Admin addition
    • Continued detailing at Area D
    • Continued detailing and Misc at Area G Fine arts
    • Commenced sub floor erection at Area E cafeteria addition

     Construction Update from 2.27.17   Construction Update from 2.27.17   Construction Update from 2.27.17   Construction Update from 2.27.17   Construction Update from 2.27.17   Construction Update from 2.27.17   Construction Update from 2.27.17

    Week of 2/27 Targets

    • Commence subgrade activities for west planter island sidewalk
    • Continue flex base service drive installation
    • Complete Crane erection activities in area N Classroom addition
    • Complete decking at 2nd level N
    • Commence installation of OH supports and hangers
    • Commence OH MEP rough in activities
    • Commence decking at Area D Admin addition
    • Commence decking at Area G Fine Arts
    • Commence Steel Erection activities at Area E Fine Arts Addition
    • Build Separation walls at west and ends of main corridor in existing building in anticipation for demo activities over spring break
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  • February 20, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 2/20/2017

    Completed Week of 2/13

    • Continued Steel Erection at Area N 2nd Level and Roof
    • Commenced decking 2nd level N
    • Continued detailing steel structure at Area G Fine Arts addition
    • Demo’d Cast Stone Wall in conflict with remaining steel connections at Area D Admin addition
    • Continued steel erection at Area D Admin addition
    • Completed crane prep for sub floor erection at Area E cafeteria
    • Commenced construction of interior temporary partitions for separation at remodel spaces
    • Commenced earthwork activities at west island sidewalk

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    Week of 2/20 Targets

    • Continue flex base service drive installation
    • Install Crane Mats at areas D and N to mitigate weather impact to erection activities
    • Continue steel erection at SE corner of Area N classroom addition
    • Continue decking 2nd level of Area N
    • Commence MEP rough at 2nd Level N
    • Continue detailing out rest of misc steel at Area N
    • Complete steel erection at Area D Admin addition
    • Continue detailing at Area D
    • Continue detailing and Misc at Area G Fine arts
    • Commence sub floor erection at Area E cafeteria addition
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  • February 13, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 2/13/2017

    Completed Weeks of 1/30 & 2/6

    • Commenced out to general location of new marquee sign.  Awaiting response on final location from design team.
    • Commenced installation of flex base service drive
    • Allowed for proper cure time at N 1st slab, and continued steel erection of 2nd floor and roof
    • Continued and completed erection of floor steel at Area G Fine Arts
    • Commenced and completed erection of floor steel at Area D Admin
    • Continued and completed Grade Beam construction at Area E Cafeteria Addition
    • Continued development of interior renovation schedule fragnets.  Coordinated with staff and Fire Marshal about potential scenarios in coming weeks and over spring break.
    • Commenced erection of steel structure at Area G
    • Commenced erection of steel structure at Area D

    2.13.1   2.13.2   2.13.3   2.13.4   2.13.5   2.13.6

    Week of 2/13 Targets

    • Continue Steel Erection at Area N 2nd Level and Roof
    • Commence Rough MEP rough-in at 2nd level decking
    • Continue detailing steel structure at Area G Fine Arts addition
    • Continue steel erection at Area D Admin addition
    • Commence crane prep for sub floor erection at Area E cafeteria
    • Begin construction of interior temporary partitions for separation at remodel spaces
    • Continue praying that the rain doesn’t invade us this week J
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  • January 31, 2017

    Posted by Cecelia Jones at 1/31/2017 9:00:00 AM

    Completed Week of 1/23

    • Layout & staking new flex base service drive
    • Continued MEP rough-in at Classroom addition Sub-floor
    • Installed reinforcement for Area N Concrete pour
    • Completed site prep for Crane at Fine Arts Area
    • Commenced subfloor steel erection at Fine Arts Area
    • Continued and completed Grade beam construction at Admin Addition
    • Completed Pier Drilling operations at Cafeteria Addition
    • Commenced Grade beam construction at Cafeteria Addition

    1.31 Construction Update 1   1.31 Construction Update 2   1.31 Construction Update 3   1.31 Construction Update 4

    Week of 1/30 Targets

    • Commence rough-in and foundation prep for new marquee sign
    • Commence installation of flex base service drive
    • Allow for proper cure time at N 1st slab that was just poured before continuing steel erection of 2nd floor and roof
    • Continue erection of floor steel at Area G Fine Arts
    • Commence erection of floor steel at Area D Admin
    • Continue Grade Beam construction at Area E Cafeteria Addition
    • Continue development of interior renovation fragnets for communication with campus staff on early areas needed for remodel.
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  • January 23, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 1/23/2017

    Completed of 1/16

    • Continued erection of Area N classroom subfloor and first floor structure
    • Continued MEP rough-in at Area N 1st floor
    • Wrecked forms at Area G grade beams and continue site prep for crane to area
    • Continued grade beam construction at Area D Admin addition
    • Continued pier drilling operations at Area E Cafeteria addition

    Update 1   Update 2   Update 3

     

    Week of 1/23 Targets

    • Layout & stake new flex base service drive
    • Continue MEP rough-in at Classroom addition Sub-floor
    • Begin installing reinforcement for Area N Concrete pour
    • Continue site prep for Crane at Fine Arts Area
    • Commence subfloor steel erection at Fine Arts Area
    • Continue Grade beam construction at Admin Addition
    • Complete Pier Drilling operations at Cafeteria Addition
    • Commence Grade beam construction at Cafeteria Addition
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Construction Updates

  • Update - August 19, 2016

    Posted by Casey Bain at 8/19/2016

    Chavez Elementary: Poured new concrete around the Pre-K playground. Provided walk spaces to the playground. The canopy for the Pre-K playground equipment is coming mid-September. Inside Chavez are new rubber flooring throughout the hallways and new carpet in office and library. Ceilings have fresh coat of paint. The red archways in the hallways have been painted blue. The front office receptionist and waiting area furniture is new. Designers are working to add new Little Elm logo branding for the walls.

    carpet   floor library   restroom ring   floor

     

    Brent Elementary: Removed sinking concrete and replaced with new concrete in the courtyard. Improvements to the courtyard drainage and have added new seating areas outside. Added artificial turf to the existing playground. Added a new playground. New sod and irrigation improvements to the playfields behind Brent. Installing walkway to connect Preston on the Lakes and Brent. Brent 5th grade area will have brand new desk and chairs. Little Elm logo branding to the front entrance.

    playground   concrete   concrete 2   concrete 3

     

    LEHS: Broken mirrors inside the LEHS weight room have been replaced with new ones. New Little Elm logo branding placed on athletic doors. New furniture has been ordered for athletic areas. Aerating the practice fields and adding top dressing to improve the grounds. Restriping the parking lots and pouring new concrete to connect parking lots near the main entrance of the school. Improving band outdoor practice areas

    weightroom   lehs athletics

     

    Powell Sixth Grade Center: Kitchen renovation includes: new equipment, improving serving lines to increase flow of lunchroom traffic, open-concept for kitchen and dining area.

    powell   powell cafe Powell   powell

     

    LMS: AVID will have new furniture (tables and chairs) for classrooms.

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  • Planning Today for the Future

    Posted by Casey Bain at 6/6/2016
    • On Tuesday, June 21, we will take a site package to the LEISD Board of Trustees Regular Meeting for approval. This presentation will illustrate the beginning of the renovations and additions at Little Elm High School. The site package will include revisions to the parent and bus drop-off areas that will allow the parking lot near the main entrance to adjoin with the band practice parking lot. Construction will include improving the northwest side of the high school to accommodate higher traffic volumes for parent and bus drop-offs and pick-ups. We will also lay the ground work for major landscaping improvements.
    • The LEHS construction is projected to begin August 2016 and be completed July 2017. The additions include a new, expanded, and welcoming main entrance to the high school, a new fine arts band hall, expansion of the kitchen and cafeteria (featuring outdoor patio areas for seating), a new classroom wing on the south side of the high school for science labs, general classrooms, culinary arts, and a new bistro for students to include study areas. The main corridor of the high school will get an aesthetic facelift with new images on the walls, designs, appealing graphics, and color. Plans include improvements to the library.
    • Key components will be added this summer to enhance safety and security. The additions include exteriors and interior surveillance cameras and card access to the building for employees.
    • Covered batting cages will be completed by January and upgraded irrigation systems and improved drainage around the athletic fields will be added. The plans also include improvements to the softball and baseball backstops.
    • Anticipated construction cost is $17.5 million.
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