Under construction

McMurray Middle School

This project will be a complete facility modernization including updated HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and complete finishes throughout.  The building will also be reorganized for better flow and efficient use of space.  There is a small addition planned to allow for the expansion of the administration area.

McMurray Middle School

Project details

Mayor
Megan Barry
Council
District 27 - Davette Blalock email
School board
District 2 - Jo Ann Brannon email
Location
520 McMurray Drive map it
Total project square footage
125,771 SF
Allocated funding
$20,750,000
Architect
HMK Architects
Contractor
Orion Building Corportation
Anticipated completion date
May 2019

Construction Updates

Updates will be posted on a monthly basis while the project is under construction.


The faculty overseeing the STEAM program on the McMurray Middle School main campus are using the renovation project as a teaching tool. The contractor, architect, and MNPS Facility Planning & Construction project manager are supporting the faculty in this effort.


Update: (10-01-2018)

The work that was to be completed in Phase 1, but is still incomplete includes the new stairs leading up to the library. The classroom within the new library is complete enough for occupancy, but some finish work and IT work must still be completed. Demolition work in the Phase 2 area continues and new Phase 2 work is in progress. New CMU partitions, drywall partitions & soffits, doorframes, electrical rough in, and Gym ceiling fan installation is in progress. The gym windows and painting has progressed. The spray on fireproofing for the existing roof structure has been completed. The anticipated work scheduled for the next month includes (but is not limited to) the following on Phase 2:

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  • Gypsum board walls and soffits

  • Low voltage rough in

  • Ceramic tile wall & floor installation

  • Refinish gym floor

  • Door frame installation

  • Install handrails in locker rooms

  • Millwork installation

  • Ceiling grid installation

  • HVAC trim out

  • Sprinkler trim out

  • Electrical trim out

  • Install volleyball anchors

  • Clean gym

  • Gym locker room renovation work.

  • Gym lobby & Toilet Addition

  • Installation of masonry partitions.

  • Complete Phase 1 roof coping at administration addition and new classroom addition.

  • Complete the new stair installation adjacent to the new library.


Update: (09-01-2018)

The Phase 1 punch list work is in progress. The work that was to be completed in Phase 1, but is still incomplete includes the new stairs leading up to the library and the classroom within the new library. Demolition work in the Phase 2 area continues and new work is in progress. New CMU partitions, drywall partitions & soffits, toilet partitions, door frames, electrical rough in, Gym windows, and Gym fire alarm work is in progress. The anticipated work scheduled for the next month includes (but is not limited to) the following on Phase 2:

  • Gym & locker room renovation work.

  • Gym lobby & Toilet Addition

  • Installation of masonry partitions.

  • HVAC Ductwork

  • Install windows.

  • Sheetrock beams and columns.

  • Fire sprinkler mains and runouts.

  • Complete Phase 1 punch list work.

  • Complete Phase 1 roof coping at administration addition and new classroom addition.

  • Complete the new stair installation adjacent to the new library.

  • Complete classroom in the library.

  • Complete fire proofing existing roof structure in Phase 2.


Update: (08-08-2018)

The Phase 1 work (all Phase 1 classrooms and the new administration spaces) was completed and the start of school began with classrooms ready for students. Any minor work and punch list items for Phase 1 will be completed either before or after school hours. The metal canopies have been installed except for the south bus drop off canopy. It is scheduled to be installed around fall break. The new stairs leading up to the library and the new library will be completed during the month of August 2018. Demolition work in the Phase 2 area continues and new work is in progress. The anticipated work scheduled for the next month includes (but is not limited to) the following on Phase 2:

  • Gym & locker room renovation work.

  • Gym lobby & Toilet Addition

  • Installation of masonry partitions.

  • HVAC Ductwork

  • Install windows.

  • Sheetrock beams and columns.

  • Fire sprinkler mains and runouts.

  • Complete Phase 1 punch list work.

  • Complete Phase 1 roof coping at administration addition and new classroom addition.

  • Complete the new stair installation adjacent to the new library.

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Update: (07-01-2018)

The exterior masonry work for the administration addition is complete. The metal canopies are being installed. The interior work in the administration addition continues to progress, along with the remodeled office areas. The exterior brick veneer and window frames for the classroom addition are complete. The CMU masonry work for the new gymnasium entry & restroom addition is in progress. The Phase 1 first floor classrooms are complete. The Phase 1 second floor classrooms are nearly complete Finishes are being installed in the kitchen addition.  The finish work in the cafeteria is in progress. The installation of the storm water detention systems (bio-pond area) appears to be complete. Demolition work in the Phase 2 area has begun. The anticipated work scheduled for the next month includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Installation of promethean boards and projectors.

  • Installation of security cameras.

  • Complete installation of fire alarm system and obtain State Fire Marshal approvals for occupancy.

  • Complete canopy work at south bus drop off and pick up area.

  • Complete concrete walk at main entry for start of school.

  • Complete all Phase 1 window work.

  • Complete all interior work for the two-story classroom addition.

  • HVAC Controls, Test & Balancing.

  • MNPS low voltage trim out.

  • Complete roof coping at administration addition.

  • Complete the new stair installation adjacent to the new library.


Update: (06-01-2018)

The completion of Phase 1 during the summer of 2018 still appears to be on schedule. The exterior masonry work for the administration addition must be completed. The interior work in the administration addition continues to progress.  The exterior brick veneer for the classroom addition continues to progress. The foundation work for the new gymnasium entry & restroom addition is still in progress. Flooring, painting, and ceiling grids installation continues to progress. The Phase 1 first floor is air conditioned. Suspended acoustical ceiling panels have been installed on the first floor. The Phase 1 second floor air conditioned continues to progress. New work in the kitchen is in progress. The kitchen slab has been poured and masonry walls are being installed. Casework has been installed in most Phase 1 classrooms. The installation of the storm water detention systems (bio-pond area) in the front lawn area and north part of the site is in progress. The anticipated work scheduled for the next month includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Start concrete ramp work where required on the site.

  • Continue to form and place sidewalks.

  • Install ceiling tiles.

  • HVAC Controls, Test & Balancing.

  • MNPS low voltage trim out.

  • Install toilet partitions.

  • Install glass walls in breakout study areas.

  • Install finish flooring.

  • Install doors.

  • Install lockers.

  • Roof coping at administration addition.

  • HVAC controls in the administration addition.

  • Install millwork in the administration addition.

  • Plumbing trim out in the administration addition.

  • Brick veneer work at the new classroom addition.

  • Complete brick veneer repair work.


Update: (05-01-2018)

Phase 1 construction work continues to progress. The intent is to complete Phase 1 during the summer of 2018. The exterior masonry work for the administration addition is nearing completion. The interior work in the administration addition continues to progress.  The exterior brick veneer for the classroom addition continues to progress. The foundation work for the new gymnasium entry & restroom addition is still in progress. The installation of the Media Center windows is complete. Detail work around the Media Center window frames must be completed.  Flooring, painting, and ceiling grids installation continues to progress. Demolition work and underground piping in the kitchen is in progress. Casework has been installed in most Phase 1 classrooms. The installation of the storm water detention systems (bio-pond area) in the front lawn area and north part of the site must still be completed.  The anticipated work scheduled for the next month includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Start concrete ramp work where required on the site.

  • Continue to form and place sidewalks.

  • Install ceiling tiles.

  • HVAC Controls, Test & Balancing.

  • MNPS low voltage trim out.

  • Install toilet partitions.

  • Install glass walls in breakout study areas.

  • Install finish flooring.

  • Install doors.

  • Install lockers.

  • Roof coping at administration addition.

  • HVAC controls in the administration addition.

  • Millwork in the administration addition.

  • Plumbing trim out in the administration addition.

  • Roof tie-in at the new classroom addition.

  • Drywall stud walls in the classroom addition.

  • Sprinkler rough in at the classroom addition.

  • Brick veneer work at the new classroom addition.


Update: (04-01-2018)

Phase 1 construction work continues to progress, and preparation for Phase 2 has started. The exterior masonry work for the administration addition is nearly complete. The interior work in the administration addition includes all trades. Drywall work is in progress.  The exterior and interior masonry walls for the classroom addition continue to progress. The foundation work for the new gymnasium entry & restroom addition is in progress. The installation of the Media Center windows is nearing completion. Flooring, painting, and ceiling grids installation continues to progress. Work in the kitchen has started. The skylights above the second floor common areas have been installed. The installation of the storm water detention systems (bio-pond area) in the front lawn area is in progress. The anticipated work scheduled for the next month includes (but is not limited to) the following:

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  • Concrete ramps in front of the building.

  • Form and place sidewalks.

  • Install grease trap.

  • Install new sanitary sewer.

  • Install interior glazing.

  • Install lighting.

  • Elevator upgrades.

  • Install finish flooring.

  • Electrical and plumbing trim out work.

  • Toilet partitions.

  • Roof coping at administration addition.

  • MNPS low voltage work in the administration addition.

  • Roof tie-in at the new classroom addition.

  • Drywall stud walls in the classroom addition.


Update: (03-01-2018)

Phase 1 construction work continues to progress. The windows and exterior masonry work for the administration addition is nearing completion. The exterior and interior masonry walls for the classroom addition continue to progress as well. The installation of the Media Center windows continues to progress. The finishes on the first floor continues to progress. Flooring, painting, and ceiling grids installation continues to progress. Other work that is progressing includes the installation of the roof top units. The anticipated work scheduled for the next month includes (but is not limited to) the following:

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  • Millwork installation.

  • Finishing gypsum board walls and soffits.

  • Ceiling grid installation

  • Install lab casework

  • Low voltage rough in & trim out

  • Lighting installation

  • HVAC Ceiling grills and diffusers

  • Above ceiling fire proofing

  • Floor slab prep

  • Install flooring

  • Install glass & glazing

  • Masonry repairs and restoration

  • Roof metal coping

  • Classroom addition plumbing and electrical rough in


Update: (02-01-2018)

Phase 1 construction work continues to progress. The interior metal stud walls for the administration addition are installed. The windows and exterior masonry work for the administration addition are in progress. The exterior and interior masonry walls for the classroom addition are progressing, as well. The precast concrete floor planks for the classroom addition have been installed. The metal stud framing around the roof openings for skylights is installed. The windows and metal stud wall framing in the library is in progress. The finishes have begun on the first floor. Flooring, painting, and ceiling grids are being installed. Other work that is still progressing includes ceramic tile, interior painting, testing plumbing lines, 2nd floor plumbing installation, fire line installation, installation of fan coil units, and ductwork. The anticipated work scheduled for the next month includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Install new transformer.

  • Finishing gypsum board walls and soffits.

  • Ceiling grid installation

  • Elevator equipment installation

  • Low voltage rough in

  • Fan coil unit installation

  • HVAC Ceiling grills and diffusers

  • Above ceiling fire proofing

  • Fire sprinkler trim out

  • Install toilet partitions

  • Install folding glass walls

  • Install marker boards and tack boards

  • Install window shades

  • Classroom addition plumbing and electrical rough in


Update: (01-01-2018)

Phase 1 construction work continues to progress. The roof and insulation for the administration addition is installed. The exterior and interior masonry walls for the classroom addition are progressing. The roof openings that will provide natural light to the collaboration learning area have been cut. The installation of interior window frames continues to progress. The installation of hollow metal doorframes continues on both floors. The installation of metal stud walls and gypsum board is progressing, as well. Other work that is progressing includes ceramic tile, interior painting, testing plumbing lines, 2nd floor plumbing installation, fire line installation, installation of fan coil units, ductwork, and installation of the NES service lines. The anticipated work scheduled for the next month includes (but is not limited to) the following:

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  • Finishing gypsum board walls and soffits.

  • Ceramic tile installation

  • Low voltage rough in

  • Second floor HVAC, electrical and plumbing rough in

  • Second floor drywall – walls & soffits

  • Administration addition plumbing and electrical rough in

  • Classroom addition CMU walls

  • Roofing detail work on the administration addition


Update: (12-01-2017)

Phase 1 construction work continues to progress. The structure for the administration addition is installed. The structural work for the classroom addition is ongoing. The installation of exterior windows continues to progress. Several hollow metal doorframes have been installed. Stud walls and CMU walls have been installed. Ductwork and piping installation is in progress.  The placement of exposed conduit on existing CMU walls has been reviewed and installed to maximize wall space for teaching activities. The new firewater service line is in progress. The anticipated work scheduled for the next month includes (but is not limited to) the following:

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  • Site work and utilities

  • Roof top screen wall installation

  • Ceramic tile installation

  • Elevator replacement work

  • 1st floor drywall – walls & soffits

  • Fire sprinkler rough in

  • Install doors (first and second floors)

  • Install window glazing

  • HVAC fan coil installation

  • 2nd floor HVAC, electrical and plumbing rough in

  • 2nd floor drywall – walls & soffits

  • Administration addition plumbing and electrical rough in

  • Classroom addition floor slab


Update: (11-01-2017)

The phase 1 construction work is in progress. The administration addition is underway. The classroom addition work has started. The installation of exterior windows is in progress. The anticipated work for the next month includes (but is not limited to) the following:

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  • Elevator replacement

  • 1st floor drywall – walls & soffits

  • Fire sprinkler rough in

  • Install doors

  • Install window frames

  • HVAC fan coil installation

  • 2nd floor HVAC, electrical and plumbing rough in

  • 2nd floor drywall – walls & soffits

  • Administration addition plumbing and electrical rough in

  • Administration addition masonry walls

  • Administration addition precast roof deck

  • Classroom addition footings and foundations


Update: (10-01-2017)

The phase 1 demolition is complete with the exception of existing HVAC to be demolished in the new library area. The footings and foundation walls for the administration addition are complete. Electrical conduit, boxes, and wiring is progressing in all areas of Phase 1. Piping for HVAC work is in progress. The first floor walls and doors are being installed.  The anticipated work to be in progress over the next month includes (but is not limited to) the following:

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  • Pour the administration addition slab

  • Continue to install door frames and walls on the first and second floors

  • Continue HVAC piping rough-in work

  • Start HVAC duct installation

  • Continue Electrical rough-in work

  • Continue plumbing rough-in work above ceiling

  • Continue to frame metal stud walls & soffits

  • Start prep work for window installation.

  • Start to hang drywall where areas are dried in.


Update: (09-01-2017)

The phase 1 demolition is almost complete. The building pad for the administration addition is in place. Electrical conduit, boxes, and some wire has been pulled in the ceiling areas of Phase 1. Piping for HVAC work has started. The first floor underground plumbing has been installed, inspected and backfilled.  The anticipated work to be in progress over the next month includes (but is not limited to) the following:

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  • Remaining demolition

  • Masonry work

  • Installing door frames

  • HVAC pipe rough-in work

  • Electrical overhead rough-in work

  • Plumbing piping work

  • Frame metal stud walls & soffits

  • Masonry patchwork


Update: (08-01-2017)

The renovation work at McMurray Middle School is in progress. The temporary classrooms in the related arts section on the north half of the existing building have been constructed to accommodate additional classes needed during the renovation. The portable toilet unit has been installed to accommodate students who have classrooms in the portables. Temporary walls have been constructed separating the construction area from the occupied school area. Excavation for new plumbing below the first floor is in progress. The anticipated work to be in progress over the next month includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Site demolition

  • Excavate and pour footings for additions

  • Relocate existing landscaping

  • Continue interior demolition work

  • Start HVAC pipe rough-in work

  • Start electrical overhead rough-in work

  • Start door frame installation

  • Start some metal frame stud walls


Construction Update: (07-01-2017)

The renovation work at McMurray Middle School has begun. Storm water runoff protection has been installed on the site. Abatement work, which includes removing existing floor tile, is in progress. Demolition has commenced. Temporary classrooms have been constructed to accommodate additional classes during renovation. Anticipated work items to be completed over the next month includes the following:

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  • Complete all temporary classrooms.

  • Install IT equipment and new fire alarm equipment where needed.

  • Complete temporary library.

  • Repair of concrete floor.

  • Continue demolition work.