Truckee High faculty and Sundt Construction team members recently signed a red steel beam to signal the topping out of the high school’s modernization and improvement project. The team then hoisted the final steel roof beam into place, starting the next phase of construction.
The improvements at Truckee High School in Northern California include new classrooms, elective and administration spaces and locker rooms. Both the high school and Truckee Elementary School will also undergo façade enhancements, technology and mechanical upgrades, site work and ADA upgrades as a part of the $114 million bond passed in November 2014.
The next phase is to complete the metal decking, start the first floor concrete encasement of the moment frames and prepare the subgrade. The team will also be focused on exterior framing and installing a temporary roof before the winter weather season begins. The jobsite already had a snowy day last week.
“A tremendous amount of work was completed on site to get us to this point,” said Project Director Tim Blood. “Building in snow country has some unique challenges, one of the biggest being a small window of time (May 1 to Oct. 15) to complete underground and site work.”
This entailed the abatement and demolition of three existing structures; installation of new water, sewer and gas utilities that serve the high school; and eight acres of site demolition, grading, new parking and site development.
Sundt also built an emergency exit in the existing high school since the new STEM expansion is being constructed where the previous exit was located. All of this work occurred before the first piece of steel was erected.
“That speaks volumes about the amount of coordination and collaboration that took place among our team, the architect, the school district and the subcontractors involved,” Tim said.
The project is scheduled for completion by winter 2019.