School Construction Project


Beachwood Elementary School

Project Review

Size 68,943 SF
Capacity 450 Students
Budget $39.5 Millsion
Architect BCRA
Contractor Skanska

Construction Updates

  • October 2015
  • September 2015
  • July 2015
  • June 2015
  • May 2015
  • April 2015
  • March 2015
  • February 2015
  • January 2015
  • December 2014
  • November 2014
  • October 2014
  • September 2014
  • August 2014
More than 350 students, parents, staff and dignitaries celebrated the official grand opening of Beachwood
Elementary School on Sept. 22. The school opened at full capacity for the first day of school on Sept. 2, 2015.
The ribbon cutting ceremony concluded the grand opening celebration at Beachwood Elementary.

 

 

Beachwood opened Sept. 2, 2015.

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An exterior view of Beachwood Elementary.

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Beachwood Elementary’s intervention room.

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The computer lab at Beachwood Elementary.

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A view of a classroom at Beachwood Elementary.

Carpet is down in the classrooms and hallways; and casework is being installed throughout the new school. The gym floor has been striped and has its finish coat. The terrazzo temporary protection is being removed to prepare for the final finish. Decorative panels and accent carpet in the hallway breakout spaces have been installed as well. Grass
is growing in the ball field and is being planted in the remaining areas. New furniture arrives in two weeks.
The grand opening celebration for Beachwood Elementary School will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22. More details will be available soon.

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A view of the walls and entrance to classrooms at Beachwood Elementary

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A view in the administration office at Beachwood Elementary
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The gym in Beachwood Elementary
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Beachwood Elementary's celining finishes and lighting.

 

Final landscaping is underway. Kitchen equipment is being installed. The terrazzo flooring has been installed; primary grinding has been completed; and the protective finish and paper board has been put down to protect it as final work is completed. Plumbing fixtures, bathroom partitions and classroom and library/media casework are being
installed. Classroom flooring (vinyl composition tile and carpet) is also being installed. Painting is being done throughout the school and all permanent doors and hardware are being installed. The grand opening
celebration for Beachwood Elementary School will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22. More details will be available
soon.
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The exterior of Beachwood Elementary
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A view of the new classroom in Beachwood Elementary.
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Tile work in the entrqance to the boys bathroom
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A classroom entrance at Beachwood Elementary


Beachwood Elementary's stage and multipurpose room

 

 

 

Drywall has been completed and concrete slabs are nearly ready to receive tile flooring and carpeting. Cabinetry is arriving and installation has started. The terrazzo flooring has been installed in several sections of the school; grinding for the final finish of the flooring will occur in the next few weeks. Play tile is being installed in the playground areas and irrigation throughout the site is 95 percent complete.

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The terrazzo flooring in the multi-purpose room is being prepped at Beachwood Elementary

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A side view of Beachwood Elementary School
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A front view of Beachwood Elementary


Classroom casework is being installed at Beachwood Elementary


Work in the hallways continues at Beachwood Elementary School
 

 

Interior painting is underway and grid ceilings are being installed. The technology infrastructure is being installed throughout the school. The siding is complete, except for small parts of the play shed. Playground equipment has arrived and will be installed soon. Kitchen equipment is arriving and landscaping has begun. Fencing around the play fields and the perimeter of the school is complete.

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The front view of Beachwood Elementary School.

The covered play shed at Beachwood Elementary is almost complete.

Front Entry of Beachwood Elementary

The momument sign is in place at Beachwood Elementary.

All roofing, with the exception of the play shed and dormers, is complete. Permanent fencing surrounding the school site and the baseball back stop are in place. Irrigation systems for the ball/playfields are being installed. Painting and sheet rock installation is underway. Cable and network wiring has begun. The playground will be paved soon and play structure installation will follow.
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Beachwood Elementary main entry.

Administrative hallway

Administrative hallway

Kindergarten playground

Kindergarten playground

classroom hallwy

Classroom hallway

The building siding will be complete soon and workers will begin painting. All masonry work is complete and walls have been sheet rocked on the first floor of the classroom wing. Second floor sheet rocking has begun. The concrete walkway to the school’s front entrance will be poured soon.

Beachwood Elementary first floor hallway

Beachwood Elementary first floor hallway

Beachwood Elementary staircase in the commons

Beachwood Elementary staircase in the commons

Classroom framing continues at Beachwood Elementary

Classroom framing continues at Beachwood Elementary

Sheetrock is being done in the classrooms at Beachwood Elementary

Sheetrook is being done in the classrooms at Beachwood Elementary

 

 

All slab on metal deck (second floor floors) are in place and weather barrier, metal roofing and exterior insulation on the classroom wing is under way. Installation of the gymnasium’s window frames will occur next and temporary heating will be in place soon so sheetrock can be installed in classrooms.

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Looking north into the commons area at Beachwood Elementary

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A view the south side of the gymnasim at Beachwood Elemantary

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A classroom wing at Beachwood Elementary taking shape

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The exterior view of the classroom wing hallway at Beachwood Elementary gymnasium

 

 

The building mezzanine concrete deck will be poured early this month. The roof decking in the classroom wing will be completed in late December. Roofing will continue as well as exterior insulation and framing. Brick veneer installation continues on the gymnasium building. The construction site parking will move to the future asphalt parking area so site development in the current parking area can move forward. Beachwood Elementary School is scheduled to open in September 2015.

Now that the concrete block is complete on the gymnasium and the major steel is in place, the school is starting to take shape. The large steel gymnasium roof trusses will arrive on site soon. The first pouring of a second floor concrete floor (a.k.a. slab on metal deck pour) will take place in early November. Beachwood Elementary School is scheduled to open in September 2015.

The installation of cement block around the gym and kitchen area is complete. This is the only area of the project that is built with cement block as the vertical supports for the shell of the school. All other areas of the school are constructed with steel superstructure. The last concrete slab was poured for one of the classroom wings. Beachwood is scheduled to open in September 2015.

Site work is in full swing. Logging and demolition of the old school are complete. The massive re-grading at the south end of the property is complete, improving drainage, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility and safety, and will allow for construction of a baseball and multi-purpose field at the same level as the school. Foundation forms and reinforcements are in place for the gym/ multipurpose area to support the walls and floor, and concrete is being poured. The installation of storm water systems is in progress, as well as installation of other underground utilities for the school. In the coming weeks, the foundation will be laid and reinforced; concrete floors for the classroom wings and structural steel and masonry walls will be installed in the gym/multipurpose area. Work will continue on the underground utilities and drainage on
the perimeter of the school foundation will start.

Construction of the new Beachwood Elementary will occur over the 2014-15 school year. Site work and demolition of the old school has started.

Beachwood students and staff will be housed at the old Greenwood Elementary School for the 2014-15 school year. The new school is anticipated to open in August 2015.

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