With the block layers in the background, the steel contractor started up with the framework of the new BHS band hall addition.
The new IS classrooms are taking shape in the area that once was the courtyard. In the background are the doors leading into the sixth grade hallway. This new area will house five classrooms along with classrooms for dyslexia and speech.
Structural steel started going up at the Intermediate School Tuesday. At the new 1-2 campus on Panther Crossing, the main slab for the south wing was poured this morning.
Crews poured the foundations for the HS dance student and band hall today. The IS is scheduled to finish a series of ramps, and piers for the new maintenance building were poured today.
With the gym in the background, the old Intermediate School courtyard is turning into new classroom space as workers start laying the block for the inside classroom walls. In the foreground to the left, workers set the forms for the stage area. The current cafeteria, in the background to the left, will be remodeled for the IS band program. The newly remodeled campus will be housed under one roof when complete in 2016.
Construction crews poured the concrete for the new Intermediate School cafetorium this morning. On the right of the picture is the laser level they use to achieve the correct elevation. The raised area to the left will be the stage in the new facility.
The top level floor at the Intermediate School remodeling is going in today. This level will house classrooms and will connect to the two existing academic wings. This area was previously the IS courtyard.
Contractors poured the first footings at the High School today for the new band hall.
Concrete crews poured the lower level at the Intermediate School yesterday. Crews will continue forming and will pour the upper level late next week.
Workers began foundation work at the Middle School for the new practice gym and weight room today.
Workers poured the first half of the HS marching band practice area today beginning about 3 a.m. They will pour the second half early Monday. Plans are to have the area ready for the band by Aug. 24.
Crews poured concrete for Intermediate School parking last Friday, and demolition began at the Middle School to make way for the new practice gym.
Demolition of the IS building that housed a number of programs and administrative offices over the years began today. The area will be the site of the new cafetorium. The existing cafeteria will be remodeled for band, choir and art.
Crews poured the first concrete at the Intermediate School yesterday and dirt work began at the High School for the band hall addition, the dance studio, and the band practice field/overflow parking.
Construction under the 2015 BISD Bond began late last week, and contractors moved in the heavy equipment at the Intermediate School to start the dirt work in the courtyard. When completed, the Intermediate School will be under one roof.
As the project continues, we will post:
- Updates on all construction projects
- Projected costs as compared to bids as the Board of Trustees approves quotes
Construction fencing and staging areas
The blue shaded areas are the construction staging areas, and the red lines indicate construction fencing at each site. From the top: new elementary school on left/existing elementary school on right; high school; intermediate school; transportation and maintenance; middle school. Renovation of the Primary School will begin in June 2016.
Traffic patterns, especially those around the Middle School and Intermediate School will change. The district is developing plans now and will share them with parents by the first week in August.
The information, including Frequently Asked Questions, on the bond project, go to: