Linderman Gym Updates

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Progress Update 6/19/2020

A weekly construction meeting was held on June 19, 2020. During this meeting, the following progress, anticipated progress, and other issues were discussed:

  • All of the north walls have been framed up;
  • Upper roof joist is scheduled to be installed this week;
  • Masons are working on interior walls this week; and
  • West locker room slabs are scheduled to be placed next week.

Previous Updates

Progress Update 6/3/2020

A weekly construction meeting was held on June 3, 2020. During this meeting, the following progress, anticipated progress, and other issues were discussed:

  • Second slab in main entrance and in restrooms was placed;
  • The concrete masonry unit on east side was completed;
  • Pan decking on high roof is scheduled to begin this week;
  • Drains are scheduling to be set this week;
  • We are currently in phase Two of COVID-19 protocols; and
  • The orientation of the gym will be north/south.

Progress Update 5/27/2020

Another weekly construction meeting was held on May 27, 2020. During this meeting, the following progress, anticipated progress, and other issues were discussed:

  • Concrete masonry unit was installed inside bathrooms;
  • Last large truss was set on building;
  • Construction on interior masonry walls continues;
  • Slab preparation is scheduled to begin next week;
  • Roof curbs were delivered to the site; and
  • Phase Two of COVID-19 protocols begin on June 1st.

Progress Update 5/20/2020

  • A construction meeting was held on May 20, 2020. During this meeting, progress and anticipated progress, as well as other issues were discussed, including the following:
  • Masonry wall with grates was constructed;
  • Construction of floor joints is scheduled to begin this week;
  • Bar joists are scheduled to be installed this week;
  • Slab pouring is scheduled to begin this week;
  • Recent rain storms caused some delay in welding;
  • Framing is scheduled to begin during the second week of June; and
  • Phase Two of COVID-19 protocols begin on June 1st.

Progress Update 5/13/2020

A construction meeting was held on May 13, 2020. During this meeting, progress and anticipated progress, as well as other issues were discussed, including the following:

  • Steel construction continues with some delays due to intermittent rain storms;
  • A truckload of masonry bricks were delivered this week;
  • Rebar that will be used to reinforce the masonry wall is scheduled to be delivered this week;
  • Plumbers are scheduled to be on site this week; and
  • COVID-19 protocols continue to be followed.

Progress Update 5/6/2020

A construction meeting was held on May 6, 2020. During this meeting, progress and anticipated progress, as well as other issues were discussed, including the following:

  • Welders continue to weld on the main steel structure;
  • A joist is being added to the top of the structure;
  • Masonry work is scheduled to begin next week;
  • Concrete forming is scheduled to begin this week;
  • Plumbers are scheduled to begin work in two weeks; and
  • COVID-19 continues to loom in the background.

Progress Update 4/29/2020

A construction meeting was held on April 29, 2020. During this meeting, progress and anticipated progress, as well as other issues were discussed, including the following:

  • Steady progress is being made on the structural steel erection, with the main west girder truss scheduled to be installed this week;
  • The stormwater system is currently on hold due to subterranean remnants of the old high school foundation;
  • Revised drawings are being drafted to reroute the drain pipping to avoid the foundation remnants;
  • The final small footings around the elevator pit have been completed;
  • All structural concrete is now in place;
  • Masonry work is scheduled to commence during the second week of May; and
  • COVID-19 issues continue to loom in the background.

Progress Update 4/22/2020

Another construction meeting was held on April 22, 2020. During this meeting, progress and anticipated progress, as well as other issues were discussed, including the following:

  • Structural steel erection, including girders and joist joints, continues to progress;
  • One sixty ton crane and one fifty ton crane have been onsite to assist with the structural steel erection;
  • The storm drain work continues, but workers have discovered subterranean building remnants. Consequently, the workers will have to dig a spot hole to determine how large the remnants are and whether or not they will impact the placement of the drainage pipes; and
  • COVID-19 continues to impact overall construction progress.

Progress Update 4/15/2020

  • Another construction meeting was held on April 15, 2020. During this meeting, progress and anticipated progress, as well as other issues were discussed, including the following:
  • All of the structural steel has been delivered to the worksite;
  • Structural steel erection is underway, with the main steel construction projected to take about a month to complete;
  • There is a lot of heavy machinery traffic onsite due to the steel construction;
  • The mason work is around three to four weeks out due to COVID-19 travel restrictions for out-of-state workers;
  • Covid-19 precautions continued to be adhered to, such as distancing protocols, cleaning and disinfectant spraying of tools and equipment, and hand wash stations;
  • COVID-19 continues to cause many unknowns and uncertainties.

Progress Update 4/9/2020

Another construction meeting was held on April 9, 2020. During this meeting, progress and anticipated progress, as well as other issues were discussed, including the following:

  • Covid-19 precautions are in place at the building site with Swank, including distancing protocols, cleaning and disinfectant spraying of tools and equipment, and hand wash stations;
  • Some of the construction companies and crew are located out-of-state, which may cause delays due to COVID-19 safety measures and restrictions;
  • The concrete elevator pit was poured, and is ready for backfill;
  • Digging for the stormwater system has begun;
  • The six to seven truckloads of structural steel are still scheduled to be delivered to the building site on April 13th and 14th; and
  • Additional large equipment has been moved onsite in preparation for the steel construction.

Progress Update 4/3/2020

A construction meeting was held on April 1, 2020. During this meeting, progress and anticipated progress, as well as other issues were discussed, including the following:

  • Construction progress continues on a somewhat limited basis due to the COVID-19 virus and social distancing protocols;
  • Concrete elevator pit walls are scheduled to be poured this week, weather permitting;
  • The stormwater retention construction is scheduled to begin this week, weather permitting;
  • Six to seven truckloads of structural steel are scheduled to be delivered to the building site on April 13th and 14th; and
  • The construction team is constantly monitoring the ever changing COVID-19 situation and guidelines, and adapting as necessary.

Linderman Gym Update Letter

Polson School District #23
Linderman Gym Project Update
Friday, February 22, 2019


Polson School District and Travelers Insurance have come to an agreement to replace the 1940 era Linderman Gym Facility due the building's compromised structural integrity caused by a weather event in January 2018. Travelers will fund the construction of a new "like kind" gym at the current site.


Polson School District will initiate the procurement of architectural and engineering services to begin the design and development phase of this project.


Respectfully,


Rex M. Weltz
Superintendent Polson School District #23


Update 12/19/18- Community Forum Slideshow- The following slideshow was presented by Paul Bishop of Paradigm Architects on 12/19/18.  We have also uploaded all of the engineering reports the district has received under the "Reports and Documents" link on the left side of the page or by clicking here.