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Clark Elementary School Rebuild

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Clark Elementary School is now located on the former Issaquah Middle School site. Issaquah MS opened the 2016-17 school year in their new facility.

Clark Elementary School is now located on the former Issaquah Middle School site.  Issaquah MS opened the 2016-17 school year in their new facility. Construction for Clark began immediately after the last day of school in June 2016. The project incorporated and modernized the the former Issaquah Middle School campus Admin area, Commons, kitchen and Library. A new enclosed circulation and 3-story classroom wing expanded the permanent capacity by 160 students. 

Project Information
Original Project Estimate:
Project Budget:
Budget: $41,035,000
Explanation:
Funding source: 2012 Bond
Project status: Substantially Complete
Architect: Cornerstone Architectural Group
Contractor: Cornerstone General Construction
Estimated completion: September 2017
Clark Elementary
Address: 335 First Avenue SE
Issaquah, Washington 98027
Principal: Christy Otley
Website: http://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/elementary/clark/default.aspx
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September 2018

  • The landscaper has completed the punch list and is waiting on re-inspection.
  • Most punch list items are complete. Additional scope changes are 99% complete. The paperwork portion of the closeout is occurring, such as as-builts.

July/August 2018

  • Renovations to the parking area were completed in July. The scope included removal and replacement of asphalt in failed areas, crack repairs, re-sealing and re-striping the entire parking lot.
  • Work on the exterior envelope to re-caulk the joints will commence in mid-August. This work will prevent future leaks from penetrating through exterior walls.
  • Fiber installation and termination was completed in July. The building is now fully connected to the district network.
  • The card access system throughout the first level is now activated.
  • Work has commenced on repairs to the chiller and maintenance to all building VAV boxes. Replacement of the rooftop mechanical unit was reviewed and approved by a structural engineer and has been ordered for replacement in late August.
  • The Electrical Engineer is finalizing specs and plans to go out to bid in mid-August. The scope of this work will include a complete building retrofit to the electrical, data and communication systems.

June 2018

  • Irrigation and landscape planting is complete other than a completed punch list.
  • Only a few items are left on the punch list. Additional scope changes are 95% complete. Added scope work was put on hold until school was out for ease of work.
  • As the school progressed heating to cooling tweaks were required. Additional adjustments are occurring to balance the overall HVAC system performance.

May 2018

  • Irrigation is 99% complete with most of the nozzles on and ready for pattern testing.
  • Landscape planting is nearly 100% complete. Bark installation is complete.
  • Only a few items are left on the punch list. Additional scope changes are 95% complete.
  • The few heating related issues are isolated to a few offices and a corridor and are being corrected. As the school progresses from heating to cooling a few more tweaks may be required. Overall, the school is operating well.

April 2018

  • Irrigation is 95% complete with most of the nozzles on and ready for pattern testing.
  • Landscape planting is nearly 98% complete. Bark installation is complete other than some touch up.
  • 99% of the punch list is complete. Additional scope changes that were discovered to be needed to help the learning and teaching environment after occupying the building are 85% complete.
  • We are having a few heating related issues but are isolated to a few offices and a corridor. Additional air balancing was performed over spring break to verify proper airflow before making adjustments. The heating in the corridor is being resolved with a small fan-coil heating unit. Overall, the school is operating well.

February 2018

  • Irrigation underground piping is 90% complete other than final connections and sprinkler nozzles.
  • Landscape planting is nearly 90% complete. Bark installation over the winter break is approximately 60% complete.
  • 98% of the punch list is complete.
  • We are having a few heating issues we are trying to resolve in certain locations. Overall, the HVAC issues don’t involve the general classrooms. Most are taken care of by minor adjustments in the program but a few will take a little more effort to provide a long term solution.

January 2018

  • Two interior door openings were added to two of the portables to allow shared supervision if a teacher has to leave the portable for a moment. The openings were cut in over the break and the doors are being fabricated.
  • Irrigation underground piping is nearly complete other than final connections and sprinkler nozzles.
  • Landscape planting is nearly 80% complete. Bark installation over the winter break is approximately 60% complete.
  • 95% of the punch list is complete.

December 2017

  • The portables are all nearly complete. Some minor trim work to be finished.
  • Irrigation underground piping is nearly complete other than final connections and sprinkler nozzles.
  • Landscape planting is nearly 60% complete with bark installation starting over the winter break if possible.
  • 90% of the punch list is complete.
 

October 2017

  • Painting of the portables has started.
  • Most irrigation is complete.
  • Landscape planting has a good start on the front side of the building and around the west side.
  • 60% of the punch list is complete.

September 2017

  • The City gave Clark Temporary Occupancy August 31, 2017, allowing not only staff but also students and the general public access.
  • The exterior of the building is nearly complete with trim details and metal parapet caps left to finish.
  • Painting the exterior and interior is 99% complete. Flooring is complete.
  • Most irrigation is installed and the planter beds are being filled with top soil.
  • Playground equipment installation is complete.
  • Clark’s five double portables and ACT portables are complete other than landscaping.
  • 1st Avenue work is complete.

July/August 2017

  • The exterior of the building is nearly complete with trim details and metal parapet caps left to finish.
  • Painting the exterior and interior is 98% complete. 95% of the flooring is complete.
  • The building is looking very good but there is much to complete in the next two weeks. The City has been proactive by starting temporary occupancy inspections early. We are working on their concerns and should be very close with admin staff only occupancy next week and teacher/public occupancy shortly after.
  • Some irrigation is installed and the planter beds are being filled with top soil to avoid trip hazards along sidewalks. Paving is complete other than some punch list, sealcoating, and striping.
  • Playground equipment installation has started with the relocated equipment and when the new equipment arrives it will be installed.
  • Clark’s five double portables are on their foundations with most of the decks, stairs and ramps installed. Wiring and internal connections are still required. The two ACT portables are to be placed the week of August 7th with remarrying the units together, ramps and decks, electrical, and sewer and water following.
  • 1st Avenue work is complete other than punch list.

June 2017

  • Roofing the small areas is continuing.
  • The hardi-panel siding is approximately 90% complete and the metal siding panels are approximately the same.
  • The building is insulated and 90% of the walls are taped, primed, and painted or have wall covering. Casework is approximately 60%.
  • We are still trying to capture time back on the schedule but it is a slow process, gained not in a short period of time, but rather over the duration of the project. The contractor, architect, and owner work very well together resolving issues as they arrive and look for efficiencies that may help the schedule.
  • 1st Avenue work is progressing well. 100% of the storm system is installed, and the east sidewalk is complete and 90% of the west sidewalk is complete. Paving infill areas at utility crossings and along new curbs along with major asphalt structural failures has been repaved. Irrigation and landscape have started with 30% of the irrigation installed. The road remains open with flaggers as needed for helping control traffic and pedestrian flow.
  • The very north parking area demolition has occurred. Trenching for utilities is near completion. 80% of the curbs have been poured and approximately 40% of the sidewalks.

May 2017

  • Roofing the small areas is continuing.
  • The hardi-panel siding is approximately 75% complete and the metal siding panels are approximately the same.
  • The building is insulated and 75% of the walls are taped, primed, and painted or have wall covering. Casework is approximately 40%.
  • We are still trying to capture time back on the schedule but it is a slow process, gained not in a short period of time, but rather over the duration of the project. The contractor, architect, and owner work very well together resolving issues as they arrive and look for efficiencies that may help the schedule.
  • 1st Avenue work is progressing well. 75% of the storm system is installed, and the east curb is complete along with the pavement infill between the existing street and the new curb. Much work occurred to get the new sidewalks and curbs to match existing sidewalks and pavement. The sidewalk should be completed by early next week if the weather permits. Irrigation and landscape will proceed shorter after. Once the east side is complete the contractor will move to the west side of the street. The road remains open with flaggers helping control traffic and pedestrian flow as required.
  • The very north parking area is in the demolition stage with all the curbing and wheel stops removed. Trenching for curbs and utilities has started.

April 2017

  • The majority of the roof is complete other than some miscellaneous small roof areas and final cap sheet.
  • The exterior wall sheathing and moisture/air barrier are complete. Most of the exterior insulation and furring is installed with a good portion of the Hardi-panel installed. The building masonry is complete.
  • 85% of the building is insulated and gypsum wall board installed. Most of these areas are in the final stages of taping. Painting and wall covering are approximately 50% and casework is approximately 25%.
  • The building construction sequence is being adjusted to improve the schedule where possible to make up for the delayed building permit. Some of the momentum gained was lost due to a cover inspection requesting a special “fire wall assemblies” consultation for approval to install gypsum wall board over the fire wall assembly. The special consultation determined the assembly surpassed the fire assembly requirements. We were still able to work throughout the building but it meant we had to shift sheet rocking to other areas and then bring them back which had a chain reaction with taping, painting, casework, etc. A similar delay of a fire rated mechanical shaft caused a work flow challenge until the cover inspection was approved. It hampers an already tight schedule.
  • Paving over the archive storage (old IMS main gym basement) is completed. The archives area is now sealed from overhead weather, has been painted on the interior and new shelves are ordered. Penetrations for exhaust fan ducting are being installed to reduce humidity now that there is no longer a gymnasium building above it to stabilize its temperature. Archives storage is approximately 33% larger.
  • The utilities are installed on the east side of the site where future Gibson Ek parking is located. The paving for this area and the Clark bus turn around/staff parking will be completed near May 1st.
  • Masonry was completed on the sound wall between the south school property and the Issaquah Crown Condominiums. A planting plan is being established to soften the wall, obstruct views of the school building and reduce sound attenuation.
  • The permit for required mitigation work along 1st Ave South was provided on April 21st. Work has started this week to install new sidewalks, planter areas and tree wells, and drainage adjustments to prepare for use as a student pick up area in spring.
  • Once Gibson Ek is able to use their new east side parking lot, the north parking between the pool and the school will be closed for rebuilding and reconfiguration.

March 2017

  • Over-framing areas on the roof for new mechanical spaces and adjusted roof slope on east side of the roof is complete other than final roofing.
  • Most of the exterior wall sheathing is complete with the air and moisture barrier installed. Window installation is steadily progressing and is approximately 60% complete. Flashing around the windows has started.
  • The mechanical mezzanine is insulated and gypsum wallboard (GWB) is installed and fire taped. Insulation, GWB and taping has started in first floor classroom area.
  • The building construction sequence is being adjusted to improve the schedule where possible to make up for the delayed building permit. The permit is now approved with the exception of the landscape permit or required deferred submittals.
  • Paving over the archive storage (old IMS main gym basement) is on hold until weather cooperates.
  • Most of the utilities are installed on the east side of the site where future Gibson Ek parking will be but the weather has been uncooperative for working this side of the site. This also is related to the archive storage completion due to an earth/soil ramp needing to remain for paving access where the previous main gym was until it can be paved.
  • Masonry has started on the east and south side of the classroom wing. Masons will continue as weather permits.

February 2017

  • Over-framing areas on the roof for new mechanical spaces and adjusted roof slopes is relatively complete and weather tight on the west side of the existing building. The east side of the roof continues.
  • Weather proofing measures have been taken and the roof and parapet framing has started. The stair treads and stair landings have been poured. 2/3 of the exterior wall sheathing is complete with the air and moisture barrier installed. Window installation has started.
  • The building construction sequence is being adjusted to improve the schedule where possible to make up for the delayed building permit. The permit is now approved with the exception of the landscape permit or required deferred submittals.
  • Paving over the archive storage (old IMS main gym basement) for proper drainage is not part of the critical schedule for Clark so it will occur when the weather is acceptable. Weather has not been very cooperative yet.
  • The parking area for the training center has been graded and curbs and paving has been installed. The contractors will use this area for their job shack location. Contractors have started to relocate job shacks to this area.
  • The contractor will complete mass grading around the east side of the site so the parking area can be installed early and it will provide parking for Gibson Ek staff, students, and the contractors. Being able to redirect the front parking to the east side will allow us to start the north parking lot renovation before the summer allowing us to focus on other activities. This work continues as they are completing much of the underground conduits for power and communications to the three individual portable clusters.

January 2017

 
  • Over-framing areas on the roof for new mechanical spaces and adjusted roof slopes is relatively complete and weather tight on the west side of the existing building. The east side of the roof is weatherproofed enough to divert water while the over-framing of the roof between the library and atrium for mechanical units and duct work layout begins. Due to the time of the year it has been a challenge to reduce or manage the flow of water during the rainy season. It is slow work but it is progressing and when it is complete there will be better natural slope to the roof to reduce future worries or maintenance.
  • Most of the first floor building slab is poured except for the loading dock. The 2nd, 3rd, and mezzanine slabs have been poured and wall layout is taking place. The 3rd floor slab was rained out so floor grinding was performed to provide a better foundation for floor finishes. The short building schedule and typical winter weather doesn’t provide the luxury to wait for a dry day.
  • The large building steel has been erected and the roofs metal decking has been installed. Weather proofing measures have been taken and the roof and parapet framing has started. The stairs and stair landings are installed.
  • The building construction sequence is being adjusted to improve the schedule where possible to make up for the delayed building permit. The permit is now approved with the exception of the landscape permit or required deferred submittals.
  • Demolition of the existing main gym is complete (old Issaquah MS). The existing concrete slab under the existing gym floor that covers the archive storage has received waterproofing. Paving for proper drainage is not part of the critical schedule for Clark so it will occur when the weather is acceptable.
  • The parking area for the training center has been graded and curbs and paving has been installed. The contractors will use this area for their job shack location. This will prevent them from being in the way or needing to move them later in the project.
  • The new fire water line has been rerouted on the west side of the building and the existing small gym and locker rooms are being reconnected to the water system. The contractor will complete mass grading around the east side of the site so the parking area can be installed early and it will provide parking for Gibson Ek staff, students, and the contractors. Being able to redirect the front parking to the east side will allow us to start the north parking lot renovation before the summer allowing us to focus on other activities.

November/December 2016

  • Interior framing of the remaining existing building is nearly complete. Selective demolition is still active while over-framing areas on the roof for new mechanical spaces and adjusted roof slopes. Due to the time of the year it has been a challenge to reduce or manage the flow of water during the rainy season. It is slow work but it is progressing and when it is complete there will be better natural slope to the roof to reduce future worries or maintenance.
  • Most of the first floor building slabs have been poured first so steel could be erected except for the loading dock and miscellaneous small slabs.
  • The large building steel has arrived and all three floors and roof have been erected with the exception of the tallest roofs metal decking. The decking is stacked on the roof, installation is underway. The stairs and stair landings are being installed.
  • The metal decking on the second, third, and mezzanine floors has been installed and concrete slabs have been poured on the second and third floors. Due to the short daylight, cold temperature and rain the slabs will require some grinding to correct washouts. The schedule is too short to be able to wait for days with zero chance of rain without affecting the occupancy.
  • The building construction sequence is being adjusted to improve the schedule where possible to make up for the delayed building permit. The permit is now approved with the exception of the landscape permit or required deferred submittals.
  • Demolition of the existing main gym is complete (old Issaquah MS). The existing concrete slab under the existing gym floor that covers the archive storage has received waterproofing. Paving for proper drainage is not part of the critical schedule for Clark so it will occur when the weather is acceptable.
  • The parking area for the training center has been graded and curbs and paving has been installed. The contractors will use this area for their job shack location. This will prevent them from being in the way or needing to move them later in the project.

October 2016

  • Interior framing has continued in the existing buildings now that we have a permit.
  • The roof framing to create proper drainage has started on the existing buildings.
  • Most of the first floor building slabs have been poured for staging of the building steel.
  • Some steel columns, beams, and miscellaneous steel for the building frame has arrived. Steel erection will start shortly.
  • The building construction sequence is being adjusted to improve the schedule where possible to make up for the limited building permit.
  • Demolition of the main gym is complete. The existing concrete slab under the existing gym floor has yet to receive waterproofing and repaving.

September 2016

  • Classroom buildings planned to be removed have been demolished and the clean-up of the debris is being completed.
  • Demolition of the main gym is complete. The existing concrete slab under the existing gym floor has yet to receive waterproofing and repaving.
  • Demolition within the existing buildings to remain has been completed.
  • Interior framing has started in the existing building to the extent possible with only a partial permit.

August 2016

  • Classroom buildings planned to be removed have been demolished and the clean-up of the debris is being completed.
  • Demolition of the main gym is underway. The roof structure has been removed.
  • Demolition within the existing buildings to remain has been completed.

June 2016

  • The Site Development Permit process is underway. The Site Development Community Conference has been moved to June 29th.
  • Site plan revisions to address the Community Conference have been submitted and city staff questions are being reviewed and answered as soon as possible.
  • The contractor has bid the first portion of the site and demolition work, steel fabrication, metal decking and wood framing.
  • Demolition permit submitted 6/16/16.

May 2016

  • The Site Development Permit process is underway.
  • Site plan revisions to address the Community Conference have submitted and city staff questions are being reviewed and answered as soon as possible.
  • GC/CM Design Costing is underway and the contractor has started the bidding process for the first portion of the site and demolition work.

 


April 2016

  • City Community Conference was held February 29th.
  • Site plan revisions underway to address Community Conference comments.
  • GC/CM Design Costing underway.
  • Revised site plan resubmitted 4/15/16.

March 2016

  • Site Plan Permit submitted. City Community Conference was held February 29th.
  • GC/CM Design Costing underway.

February 2016

  • Currently in design/development and contract documents stage.
  • Additional site survey and soil geotechnical engineering work underway.
  • Pre-application meeting held at City. Minor site plan revisions following meeting are being prepared.
  • Site Plan Permit submitted. City to schedule community conference.
  • GC/CM Schematic Design Costing underway.

January 2016

  • Currently in design/development and contract documents stage.
  • Additional site survey and soil geotechnical engineering work underway.
  • Pre-application meeting held at City. Minor site plan revisions following meeting are being prepared.
  • Site Plan Permit submittal planned for early January.
  • GC/CM Schematic Design Costing underway.

December 2015

  • Currently in design/development and contract documents stage.
  • Additional site survey and soil geotechnical engineering work underway.
  • Pre-application meeting held at City. Minor site plan revisions following meeting are being prepared.
  • Site Plan Permit submittal planned for December.
  • GC/CM Schematic Design Costing underway.

October 2015

  • Currently in design/development with architect.
  • A Site Development Submittal meeting has been established with the City for both Clark Elementary and the Gibson Ek High School.

August 2015

  • Currently in design/development with architect.

October 2014

  • Schematic Design work has begun with planning to increase the number of standard classrooms from 28-32 to better accommodate future growth in the Issaquah Core Area. Initial survey and investigation of existing condition began over the summer.
  • Design and Contract Documents for the new Clark Elementary School will be completed and submitted to the City of Issaquah for permit review to allow construction work to start in June 2016.
  • The start of demolition and construction work will begin June 2016 immediately following the end of school and the move of Issaquah Middle School to its new school facility.
  • Substantial Completion (owner move-in starts) will be planned for July 21, 2017 with staff move-in planned for August 21, 2017 .The scheduled opening for the new Clark Elementary School is September 2017.