Sunset Ridge

School District 29

June 2017
  • The main offices, gymnasium, music rooms, and 6th Grade community have been completed.
  • Millwork and flooring are the only remaining trades to be completed in the 4th/5th Grade and 7th/8th communities, and the commons area/performance center.
  • Grading for the main driveway and parking lot has begun.
  • Demolition of the old Sunset Ridge School is expected to be completed in late July/early August.
  • The administration is expected to move into the new school in early August.
April 2017
  • Music wing is getting painted and ceilings are being installed
  • Drywall is being completed in academic wing
  • Elevator is being installed 
  • Kitchen hoods and cooler/freezer are being installed
  • Stone work and rigging in theater is being completed
  • Exterior stone work is complete and fiber cement siding is in progress
March 2017
  • Drywall is being taped and sanded in the main office and music classrooms 
  • Drywall is being installed in the 6th grade wing
  • Mechanicals, electrical, and plumbing are being installed in the 4/5 wing and 7/8 wing
  • Exterior stone facia is being installed 
  • 2nd staircase to the 2nd floor is installed
February 2017
  • Drywall is being installed in the main office and music classrooms
  • Mechanicals, electrical, and plumbing are being installed in the Library, 4/5 wing and 7/8 wing
  • First staircase to the 2nd floor is installed
  • Exterior brick facia is being installed
  • Windows are being installed in the acdemic wings
January 2017:
  • East section of the Academic wing is almost enclosed
  • Windows are being installed in the Music wing
  • Interior mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work continues
  • Stone work begins on gym exterior
November 2016:
  • West academic structural steel is underway
  • Preparations are being made to pour interior slabs in many areas
  • Exterior framing continues to enclose building 
  • Exterior finishing of the storm shelter/music wing is underway
  • Gym slab has been poured, roof insulation is being installed
  • Admin wing exterior framing is underway
  • West academic structural steel begins this week 
The week of October 31st:
  • Structural steel has begun in the academic and admin wings of the building
  • Roof decking is being installed in the north section
  • Gym is being prepared for concrete slab pour
  • Plumbing, electrical, and wall framing continues
The week of October 17th:
  • Structural steel is being installed in the north section of the building
  • Interior walls are being framed in the storm shelter/music wing
  • Academic wing stair towers will be completed 
The week of October 10th:
  • East and west stair towers are being constructed
  • Gym roof steel is being installed
  • Underground utility feeds are being run 
The week of September 26th:
  • Rough electrical and plumbing work continues
  • Steel beams, joists, and columns will start being installed
  • Gym walls will be completed 
The week of September 12th:
  • Gym walls are being built
  • Electrical service work will begin
The weeks of August 29th - September 5th:
  • Erection of the storm shelter completed
  • Final foundation work will be done 
The week of August 22nd:
  • Precast wall and roof panels will start arriving and be set in place
  • Underground plumbing work continues
The weeks of July 11th - August 15th:
  • Concrete work continued
  • Almost all footings and piers are complete
  • Mat slab for the storm shelter was completed 
  • Underground plumbing work has begun
The week of July 4th:
  • Concrete footing work continues.
  • Some footings have been poured.
  • Parking lot and drives are being patched from water main work. 
The week of June 27th:
  • Concrete footings are being excavated and formed. 
The week of June 20th:
  • Building pad is almost complete.
  • Work on the new water main will continue on the east side of the building.
  • Preparations for foundation work begin. 
The week of June 13th:
  • New water main piping is being installed.
  • Storm sewer is being completed.
  • Earthwork is nearly complete.
The week of June 6th:
  • Excavation of the detention basin continues.
  • Storm sewer structures and piping are being installed.
  • Work on the new water may begin by week's end.
  • The east drive, playground, and most of the parking lot will be closed off during water main work for public safety. 
The week of May 23rd:
  • Topsoil stripping and  leveling of the site is virtually complete.
  • Excavation of the detention basin is next.
  • Clay from the detention basin will be used to construct the building pad.
The week of May 16th:
  • Rain has slowed the speed of the earthwork, but we are still on schedule!
  • Bid Package #3 was opened on Tuesday, and the bids are currently being reviewed to select the majority of the contractors that will work on the project.
  • Some concrete barricades will be placed near the site entrance and at the turn of the construction road to enhance safety. 
The week of May 9th:
  • Construction trailer is on site.
  • Excavation continues. We should start seeing the detention area forming.
  • Temporary electric service will be installed for the site.
The week of May 2nd:
  • Excavators will be stripping sod and stockpiling black dirt that will eventually be reused around the site.
  • Much off-site engineering work is taking place, such as precast concrete and utility planning.
The week of April 25th:
  • Site protections will continue - silt fence and protective fence around trees that are being saved.
  • Gravel will be brought in for the north construction road and the student walkway along the north construction fence
  • Site earthwork will begin!
The week of April 18th: Let the fun begin!
    • On Monday, the construction fence will start to go up. There will be some modification to the east drive (access from Willow Rd), so please be careful when coming that way.
    • Throughout the week, crews will be working on preparing the site. Some trees will be removed north of the parking lot to prepare the construction access road.
    • Some earth moving equipment will be delivered. Deliveries will be coordinated so as not to effect pickup and drop-off times.
    The week of April 11th:
    • On Monday, the east swing set will be removed in preparation for the site access road. The swing set will be reinstalled at Middlefork School to replace the existing aging swing set.
    • On Tuesday at 5pm, the groundbreaking ceremony will take place on the east side of the building.