Here’s a summary of the Hamilton work completed through mid-March. This week, I’ve noticed a crew working on the outside front steps, and it appears the new steps in the back are complete. Sorry, no aerial photo this month—something about a toddler chasing after the dirigible on the playfield last week…
As of February, 2010, the electrical power was turned on in all the buildings and the contractor completed the rolled metal roofing at the new gymnasium and new gym lobby. The ADA ramp and sidewalks were completed on the west side of the building. Finishing work including painting, wood trim, vinyl wall coverings and ceramic tile continues on the 3rd and 2nd floor of the historic building and the new addition.
Terrazzo flooring was installed at the main lobby, south corridor and areas of the commons. Framing is underway at the commons in coordination with the terrazzo installation. Terrazzo is a construction technique whereby workers create walkways, floors, patios, and panels by exposing marble chips and other fine aggregates on the surface of finished concrete.
At the playground interface, the stairs and retaining wall at the north end of the playground are underway.
This month, March 2010, the contractor will complete the drywall and painting at the first floor of the historic building, commons, east-side historic gym and the stage. At the west-side historic gym, the contractor will install the skylight, metal stud framing and drywall. The contractor will also begin installing the flooring on the 3rd floor of the historic building and continue the trim work throughout the building.
Visit the BEX website at bex.seattleschools.org to see a live webcam of the construction site, construction photos, news, updates and more to keep you up-to-date on the construction progress.
Please contact the on-site Hamilton project manager, Michael Romero, at 206.633.1000 or [email protected] at any time if you have any questions or concerns about the project or construction-related activities.
Please note – For safety reasons, visitor access is not permitted on the construction site at this time.