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West Albany High School Bond Project

West Albany High School is nearly seventy years old. The construction bond will be used in the development of an auxiliary gym, CTE spaces, student commons, and an auditorium, which will be available for use by the entire district.


Current Activities

Gerding Builders, LLC (GB) continues to construct the foundation of the theater and are currently utilizing geofoam to construct the seating area. All slab on grade work, outside the theater, is now complete with underground electrical and drainage in place. Fire lane and parking area have all curb work in place with the first lift of asphalt in place.

The new gymnasium tilt panels are erected, with 74-foot glue laminated beams in place. The stadium work is near completion and will be released for the school’s use once the new HVAC system has been tested. Tennis courts are now paved. However, they will not receive final athletic coating until next spring, as the temperature must remain above 70 degrees while curing.

Activities Scheduled for Next Period

November will focus on construction of the concrete tilt panel wall system for the theater and the return of the stadium. Structural steel will be erected in the commons and new gymnasium area.

Highlights, Challenges, Solutions

Due to unforeseen soil conditions and a shortage in the labor market, critical days were lost at the beginning of the project. With this, the team has reorganized the schedule to cast and lift the gymnasium and theater tilt panels separately, mitigating the loss of 9 working days.

Seismic Grant work drawings were produced at the Schematic Design Level.

Construction Schedule

Pre-Design & Schematics


10/20/17 100%
Master Planning 08/22/17 11/20/17 100%
Design Development


04/30/18 100%
Construction Documents


12/21/18 100%
CM/GC Selection and Award 08/29/18 11/15/18 100%
Bid and GMP Acceptance


02/25/19 100%
Construction 03/01/19 06/15/20 40.3%
Building Commissioning 05/05/20 05/19/20 0%
Owner Occupancy 06/01/20 06/30/20 0%
Post Occupancy Evaluation 06/01/20 07/30/20 0%

Initial Design Drawings and Renderings

Click HERE for the initial design drawings.

Click HERE for photo-realistic design renderings.