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Work continues at JFK

Published: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 3:26 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 3:28 p.m. CST

SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Elementary School Board heard an update on the new JFK addition project from Bill VanDusen of Allied Designs on Wednesday.

The extremely cold weather has impacted construction on the north end of the building addition, however, workers have continued with projects on the south side and are ahead of schedule on that portion of construction.

“The entire building complex has been enclosed or is in the final insulation application, in terms of windows being installed,” VanDusen said.

Plumbers are building the pipe work; masonry walls on the inside of the building are up and currently being smoothed out for painting; field measurements for the kitchen equipment will begin soon, and the sprinklers heads are on their way to being finished.

“We’re hoping for warmer weather to come next week to allow the roofers to put on the insulation and roofing membrane, which will take a good five days,” VanDusen said.

In the past month, there have been an average of 42 workers on site.

“We’re consistently manning the job. All of the trades have been on site and working,” he said. “Some of the sub contractors are coming and going.”

The addition project is a little over 55 percent completed.

“We still have a long way to go, but we’ve come a long way in six and a half months,” he said. “We’re looking at a substantial completion date of July 15.”

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