Dry July leads to substantial progress on five construction projects

Foundation and stair tower work in AugustDry conditions during the month of July have led to substantial progress on the five projects in the first phase of the facilities master plan for Upper Arlington Schools. All of the projects remain on schedule and on budget.

Since March, crews from Ruscilli Construction have been onsite at Upper Arlington High School. During the months of July and August, construction of the foundations for the new high school building and the stair towers continues to progress in preparation for the delivery of structural steel in mid-September. Ruscilli has also completed the construction of the concrete foundation for the orchestra pit in the new auditorium.

The new high school building is on budget and on schedule for completion for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

Also on the high school site, the newly renovated Marv Moorehead Stadium opened on schedule for the first boys soccer home game of the season on August 16. The project features new home bleachers, relocated bandstand, scoreboard (generously paid for by our sponsors), press box, visitors and home concession buildings, and track. Crews will continue to put the final touches on the stadium, including the track surface, project this fall around a full schedule of home games.

On September 6, student-athletes and special guests will join the Upper Arlington Board of Education for a rededication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new stadium before the start of the first Friday football home game of the season. The ceremony will precede the 7 p.m. kickoff.
 
For photos from the Marv Moorehead Stadium project, please visit www.uaschools.org/ConstructionPhotoGalleries.aspx.

Construction is also progressing on the first four elementary projects. Below are updates on all of these projects.

Barrington Elementary School renovation and addition
Gilbane has been onsite at Barrington since May and has completed the building pad for the new classroom addition. Work on the footings began during the month of August in preparation for foundation walls. Installation of an underground stormwater detention system and updates to existing mechanical rooms continues to progress.

The new classroom addition will be completed for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. The Barrington project is on budget and on schedule for completion for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

New Greensview Elementary School project
Elford has been onsite at Greensview since May and has completed the building pad, footings and foundations for the new school. The mason contractor continues to make significant progress on building the masonry bearing walls in preparation for the delivery of structural steel and bar-joist in early September.

The new Greensview is on budget and on schedule for completion for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

Tremont Elementary School renovation and addition
Elford has been onsite at Tremont since June and has completed the building pad for the new kindergarten and media center addition. Contractors have begun pouring footings for the foundation walls. In preparation for the start of the school year, a safe passage for students and staff was constructed between the main building and the second and third grade classrooms. 

The second-floor renovation project also continues to progress. Demolition work is ongoing, and during the month of September crews will begin to frame interior walls on the second floor.

Both the kindergarten/media center addition and second-floor renovation projects are on schedule for completion when students return from winter break in January 2020. The entire Tremont project is on budget and on schedule for completion for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

New Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School project
Gilbane has been onsite at Wickliffe since May and has completed the building pad and foundations for the new school building. Construction of the masonry bearing walls is continuing in preparation for the delivery of structural steel and bar-joist in early September. The installation of the underground stormwater detention system will begin in the coming weeks.  

The new Wickliffe school is on budget and on schedule for completion for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. The old school will serve as transitional space for Windermere Elementary School students for the 2020-2021 school year during construction of their new school.

Construction Timeline
Fall 2019: The high school stadium will be completed.

June 2020: Demolition of the current Windermere building will begin to make way for the new school. The old Wickliffe will serve as transitional space for Windermere students for the 2020-2021 school year.

Fall 2020: The new Greensview and Wickliffe Progressive elementary schools and the renovated Tremont Elementary School will be completed and open to students.

Fall 2021: The new high school and the new Windermere and renovated Barrington elementary schools will be completed and will open to students. Work will continue on the high school site to examine the area where the Pleasant Litchford cemetery was located, demolish the old building and develop athletic fields.

Fall 2022: The new high school site and first phase of the community-developed master plan will be completed.
 
To view the photo gallery below in full screen, please visit www.uaschools.org/ConstructionPhotoGalleries.aspx

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