March 29, 2019
There has been much visible construction progress since the rains stopped. The last of the roofing tiles are being placed on Building 1 and composition shingles have been laid in preparation for the installation of forty-six solar panels. Rough electrical and plumbing are complete, R19 insulation has been installed and the classrooms are ready for drywall. Building 2 rough plumbing and electrical are underway. The elevator shaft has appeared and its rough framing is nearly complete. Stairs to the upper floor balconies will soon be ready.
On March 8th, one hundred sixty yards (16 truckloads) of concrete were poured for the footings and slabs of Building 3 and the Administration Building extension. Rough framing is nearly done for Building 3 which will have five ground-level classrooms and two “Jack & Jill” restrooms. The second floor of Building 2 now extends over Building 3 and will house the teachers’ workroom.
In future days there will be less visible progress as our work moves inside the buildings. Our schedule is extremely tight but we’re still pushing for an August completion. Construction site tours (no more mud) are being planned and offered as part of our future fundraising effort.
California Water Service has completed their pipeline construction on our campus and our temporary driveway surface will soon be restored. The Building Committee is now working with Finley’s Tree & Landscape, Inc. on our landscape design and closely monitoring the construction progress with biweekly owner/contractor meetings.