Construction UPDATES
Construction UPDATES
Posted on 06/09/2016
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UPDATE #15 - June 9, 2016

Exterior Project update:

  • Concrete work finished by end of week

  • Work on fencing continues

  • Bleachers are complete EXCEPT for press box installation on the football field

  • Expect second layer of blacktop on track June 10.  Expect final layer (track) to be installed in mid July - followed by striping.

  • Irrigation should be complete by end of next week

  • FB field is seeded - remaining seeding should be complete by the end of next week.  


Interior Project update:

  • Work continues to progress in CTE ‘new’ woods room and multipurpose gym.   

  • C100 work (lights and sound) is in progress

  • Bleachers have been removed in high school east gym as have old partitions in elementary bathrooms

  • Removal of front arches and installation of skylights begins June 10

  • Work will resume in east gym in July

Braham Area Schools is now a construction zone and we encourage the entire community to take extra precaution when on school grounds.  The walking path from Elmhurst Commons to the high school parking lot is permanently closed meaning students will be walking on or near Elmhurst Avenue for the foreseeable future.  ALL fields and open areas under construction are OFF LIMITS. UPDATE #14 - May 11, 2016 sband now comes the fencing. sb

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Exterior Project update:

  • Baseball complex

    • Mass earth work will be completed by end of the week.

    • Ag lime is now on site

    • Fencing and concrete will start later this week

  • Football/Track complex

    • Curb has been installed

    • New beams for scoreboard in place

    • Waiting for permit to install bleachers

  • Softball Fields

    • Mass earth work completed

    • Ag lime is on site

    • Fencing and concrete will start later this week 

    • Other

    • Irrigation installation is in progress

    • Electrical work is in progress

    • Week of May 23 - blacktopping of baseball path and track will begin

Interior Project update:

  • Work progressing in CTE ‘new’ woods room and multipurpose gym.  Interior wall and ceiling has been removed from multipurpose gym.  Electrical and HVAC system updating in progress. New doorways will be cut May 17.  

  • Work will begin in C100 on May 25 and remaining work will start June 6 - including removal of front arches.

Next scheduled update:  Wednesday, May 25

UPDATE #13 - May 4, 2016 And the walls came tumbling down....... Wrestling area construction is now underway!

pic Update #12 - April 27, 2016 View the aerial update in the school news for a bird's eye view of the exterior work.

Exterior Project update:

  • Baseball complex

  • Football/Track complex

  • Softball Fields

  • Other

Interior Project update:

  • Work expected to begin May 9 in CTE ‘new’ woods room and multipurpose gym

Next scheduled update:  Wednesday, May 11

Braham Area Schools is now a construction zone and we encourage the entire community to take extra precaution when on school grounds.  The walking path from Elmhurst Commons to the high school parking lot is permanently closed meaning students will be walking on or near Elmhurst Avenue for the foreseeable future.  ALL fields and open areas under construction are OFF LIMITS. Please contact the school at 320-396-5199 if you have any questions.

Update #11 - April 13, 2016
Construction is in full swing this week as progress is being made on both the football field/track complex and the baseball fields.  At the football field, the underdrain system has been installed to channel storm water away from the field.  Installation of the irrigation system for the football field will take place next week along with placement of the sand/peat mixture to support the field turf.
Concrete is being poured this week for the shot put and long/triple jump pits in the track and field areas.
Rough grading for the new baseball fields and the flex field will be completed by the end of this week.  Work on the storm drainage system near the baseball fields will also be completed this week.  Next week, concrete will be poured as a base for the dugouts.
Update #10 - March 1, 2016 The culvert is finished and looks amazing. Today, they were drilling the new well. Progress is being made! culvertwell Update #9 -- February 24, 2016 Peterson Co. preparing for more work on the baseball field starts with the drainage ditch and placing the culvert. bb bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb February 1, 2016 And, let there be light!! The first of many light poles to go in. pole
January 29, 2016 Peterson Companies were able to install the light pole base for the new football/track complex. Things are still happening! poles November 25, 2015

 

The exterior construction project is basically finished for the winter.  The last work completed was installation of the storm sewer at the site of the new baseball field.  The only other work which may occur will be installing the culvert and driveway on the west side of Elmhurst - this is contingent on permit approval and the weather.  Regarding the interior project, the curtains in room C100 have successfully been installed and look very good.  We expect the new scoreboards to arrive within the next few weeks.  Once they are installed no further work will occur on the interior project until school is out.  Construction Updates will resume next spring.

Please contact the school at 320-396-5199 with questions.

November 18, 2015
Due to weather conditions, the contractor, Peterson Companies, has been unable to complete much work this week.  Once the weather improves, work will continue on the storm drainage systems near the baseball, softball, and football fields.  Upon receipt of the permit for the creek crossing west of Elmhurst Avenue, the culvert for the crossing will be installed, again weather permitting. Following this work, the contractor will begin shutting down for the winter.  Work on the football, softball, and baseball fields will continue in the spring of 2016.

 

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  • All the sand and class five gravel input for the track is complete

  • Work is in progress for the pole vault and high jump areas

  • The majority of the installation of the storm sewer pipe is complete

  • Dependent on weather, expect to see the top layer of peat/sand mixture added to the football field and pads being completed for the visitor and home side bleachers

  • Dependent on weather, expect storm sewer to be installed at the new baseball complex across Elmhurst road and significant earthwork to occur.

  • The district is still waiting for the appropriate permit to install a culvert and driveway on the west side of Elmhurst where the new baseball complex will be located.

  • Bids for the interior work will be opened Thursday, November 12.

 

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November 4, 2015

 

Over four inches of rain fell in the past week resulting in a much slower pace:

  • About 75% of the track area has now been filled with sand.  Once the remaining fill is in place, we will add about six inches of class five rock.  This will be the final layer prior to the actual track surface being added next spring.

  • Work on installation of drain tile and (eventually) irrigation pipes continues

  • The top layer of peat/sand mixture will be soon added to the football field

  • The district is still waiting for the appropriate permit to install a culvert and driveway on the west side of Elmhurst where the new baseball complex will be located.

  • Bids for the interior work will be opened next Thursday, November 12.

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construction October 28, 2015 - UPDATE #3

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day!

  • Today’s construction meeting was cancelled due to weather factors

  • Progress was slowed this past week as the area received significant rain.  Several loads of rock/sand were unloaded as work continues on the drainage system for the track and football complex

  • Power was restored to the concession stand building as well as the construction trailer

  • Minimal earth moving took place

  • Additional signage was added to Elmhurst Avenue South for safety reasons

  • Plans for the interior portion of the project are posted.  Bids will be opened on Thursday, November 12.

October 21, 2015

Work Area:  Current football and softball fields

  • Erosion control and removal of all structures is complete

  • Most of the mass earth removal on the football/track complex has been completed.  The track area has been dug down to three different levels.  The bottom level will contain rock and drain tile (those large white cylinders recently delivered to the construction area) while the rest of the pit will be filled with sand.  You will see significant hauling of sand in the next two weeks as these areas are filled.

  • The area which will be the new football practice field is being built up 3-4 feet over current grade.  This soil is coming from the excavation for the track/football complex.

  • The field on the west side of Elmhurst has been disced.  Permits which will allow a culvert and driveway to be installed are expected to be approved by mid November. This will allow significant work on this area (future baseball complex) to begin.

Please contact the school at 320-396-5199 with questions.

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October 14, 2015

Work Area:  Current football and softball fields

  • Work started on the exterior portion of the project on Oct. 12

  • Erosion control and removal of all structures should be complete by end of week

  • Stipping of top soil progressing daily

  • Plan to remove soil (to a depth of appr. five feet) for the new track will start next week

Please contact the school at 320-396-5199 with questions.

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