Jacobsen Middle School hosted a groundbreaking ceremony as construction is slated to begin on its sixth-grade classroom building project.
The architect for the project, Robert Trost, of Ordiz Melby Architects, explained what the modular building manufactured off-site and transported to the school will feature, including:
• A 13,175-square-foot, 10-classroom structure of welded steel tube frames with infill wood and metal stud walls and a wood roof structure;
• Plaster on the exterior walls to match existing buildings;
• Aluminum framed and operable windows for natural ventilation and egress in case of emergency;
• Hollow, metal doors/frames for security;
• Carpeted floors, vinyl-covered, tackable walls and suspended, acoustical ceilings;
• Markerboards in the classrooms and a touch screen monitor; and
• Cooling and heating mechanical systems and LED light fixtures.
In addition, the building will have a connecting corridor for circulation, student and staff accessible restrooms, staff work areas and support rooms for building systems.
Construction is anticipated to take approximately seven to eight months, and is to be completed for the opening of the 2019-20 school year.
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