Warmer and dryer weather means the tarp enclosing the exterior of the building has been removed! While lots of work will continue to prep the exterior for windows and metal panels, there has been great progress continuing with the interior of the building, including all mechanical, plumbing and electrical system installation and some drywall in classrooms. In April, the Project Team was able to join the sixth-grade science classes to make real life connections with lessons on building a structure and the measures necessary to ensure it is weatherproof and well insulated (see photos below). The team will continue to push through the Summer to ensure a Fall 2022 opening!
While the exterior of the new NMSA will continue to be enclosed until warmer weather, there is a lot of activities being done inside the structure. Interior walls are being framed for the classrooms, offices, and common spaces. All of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems are being installed (this is a major milestone!). The learning stair is almost complete, which will be such an important piece of this new building for students, families, and community to gather. We are excited about the progress taking place inside the building and are on track for a Fall 2022 opening!
Construction progress for the new NMSA continues, even through the frigid temperatures and Winter weather! All structural steel has been installed, all five floor levels are complete and concrete decking has been poured. The new NMSA now has two completed stair towers and the learning stair at the main entrance is beginning to take shape. The new building is fully enclosed to ensure that work can continue through the winter months, and crews will continue to work hard are building the interior classrooms, mechanical systems, and offices to ensure an August 2022 completion date. The new NMSA continues to progress and we are so excited to show you the progress.