27J Bond Construction Blog

  • Steel outlines the front of Brighton's next school

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 8/19/2019

    Structural steel has been started at Elementary #13. This is the front entryway.

    Crews continue to hang steel at Elementary School #13.

    Elementary School #13 is starting to look like a school! Crews started hanging structural steel last week and now you can see the framework for the front entry of the school.

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  • Homeland Security grants awarded to 27J Schools

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 7/25/2019

    27J staff receives interoperable radio training for safety in schools.

    Riverdale Ridge High's new dean gets training on using interoperable radio.

    27J staff members received radio training this week with School Safe.

    27J principals, assistant principals and high school deans received training on interoperable radios which allow 27J personnel to directly communicate between schools and first responders in an emergency.

    The radio training was part of the training for principals and school adminstrators on July 22-23, as schools start to open this week in preparation for the 2019-20 school year.

    Two Homeland Security grants awarded to the school district will provide funds to further support school safety. 27J school staff and District adminstrators will continue to get additional radio training due to these grant funds.

    The first grant, awarded through the School Safety Disbursement Grant in the amount of $349,734, will pay for additional interoperable radios, extending the warranties on certain components of the District’s current radio system and provide funds for repair services and battery replacements for existing radios. The grant also provides training, over multiple years, for 27J staff and for first responders in the use of the radios.

    The second grant, awarded by the School Access For Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program in the amount of $520,280, will also provide funds to upgrade and improve radio infrastructure during emergency communications in 27J.

     

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  • 27J Parent works on road construction at Quist

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 7/16/2019

    Victor Hernandez and his brother Juan Hernandez own the company striping 136th Avenue.

    Victor Hernandez (left) and his twin brother Juan Hernandez own J&V Striping and were striping the newly paved 136th Avenue stretch of road north of Quist Middle School today on July 16. 

    This road construction project is very special to Victor because his children who are also twins--Gael and Jessvy Hernandez--will attend Quist Middle School as sixth graders starting next month.

    "They are happy to be coming to Quist Middle School," Victor said. "I like it that they will attend a new school." He said his workers also put the stripes down on the Quist parking lot.

     

    Putting down the stripes for 136th Avenue was started on July 16.

    Paving of 136th Avenue was started on July 13.

    The intersection at 136th Avenue and Yosemite Street has been recently paved.

    The intersection of Yosemite Street and 136th Avenue was paved starting on July 13.

    This intersection and a stretch of 136th Avenue that runs along Quist Middle School will remain closed to motorists through early August, when road construction is completed.

     

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  • 2006 Brighton High Alumnus on construction crew for #13

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 7/12/2019

    Crews pouring concrete for foundation footers. Foundation footers poured as foundation goes in for school.

    Wayne's Electric crews working to get temporary power to site.

    Utilities including power being put in at new school site.

    Brighton alumni from Wayne's Electric working to build Elementary #13

    As crews continue to put in the foundation for new Elementary School #13 in Brighton, you can start to see the footprint of the school.

    Construction workers are pouring concrete footers working so that in about a month steel construction will begin. Utilities including stormwater and sanitary sewer lines are in the process of being installed.

    At the site on July 12, was a crew from Wayne's Electric who are working to bring power to the school site. It's fun to note that Brighton High alumnus, Casey Stout, Class of 2006 is part of the construction team building the new school. Stout went to Northeast and Southeast elementaries as a child, and he attended Vikan Middle School.

    "It's nice to see 27J Schools being remodeled and revamped and I'm gratified to see the different technologies going in the schools, so these buildings can stand the test of time," he said.

    "We're putting new LED lighting in schools so there is good lighting in there," Stout said. "It's clean, white light that makes it easier on kids' eyes and for them not to have eye fatigue, and the new lights make it easier for students to pay attention in class."

    Stout remembers when Brighton High was remodeled when he was a student. They added on the front addition to the library and added large windows to bring in more natural light.

    As a Wayne's Electric professional, Casey Stout has worked on electrical projects to improve 27J Schools at Northeast Elementary, Overland Trail Middle School, and most recently on the construction projects for Quist Middle School and Elementary #13.

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  • New sidewalk created next to Quist Middle School

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 7/3/2019

    Sidewalk going in along 136th Avenue

    Workers pour new sidewalk on north side of Quist Middle School

    Smoothing out the new sidewalk on the south side of 136th Avenue

    Workers pouring curb and gutter along 136th

    Bike lanes were re-painted along Yosemite Street

    Sidewalks connect communities and give students safer walking routes to school. Designated bike lanes help remind motorists to share the road. As road paving continues on streets adjacent to Riverdale Ridge High and Quist Middle School--still under construction with an open date of next January--improved safety is one of the benefits.

    Bike lanes on Yosemite Street have been re-painted along the northern portion of the road, after new asphalt was put down. Along 136th Avenue, west of the Yosemite intersection, a new sidewalk has been installed on the north side of Quist Middle School. 

    That intersection remains closed to motorists until a new two-lane road is paved. That road work is scheduled to be completed by early August.

     

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  • 27J Parent is working on Quist road construction

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 6/17/2019

    Twin brothers working on road construction near Quist Middle

    27J Parent Victor Hernandez (left) and his twin brother Juan Hernandez own J&V Striping and are doing the road striping for 136th Avenue north of Quist Middle School.

    For Victor, this road construction job is very special because his children who are also twins--Gael and Jessvy Hernandez --will attend Quist Middle School as sixth graders starting next month.

    "My kids are going to come to this school and it's nice and big," said Victor. "I like that they will be in a new school."

    J&V Striping also put down the lines for the Quist parking lot.

    Crews work on putting down the road striping on newly paved 136th Avenue.

    Crews worked on July 16 to put down the road striping on newly paved 136th Avenue, north of Quist Middle School. 

    136th Avenue was paved with three layers of asphalt starting last Saturday.

     

    136th Avenue was being paved starting on July 13.

    The intersection of 136th Avenue and Yosemite Street has just been paved.

    This intersection at 136th Avenue and Yosemite Street remains closed through early August, when road construction is completed.

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  • Pouring concrete for foundation starts at Elementary School #13

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 6/17/2019

    Foundation started being poured at Elementary #13 on June 14.

    Crews are pouring the foundation grade beams for School #13.

    Foundation grade beams are being poured for Elementary School #13.

    The foundation started being poured in the gym area.

    Construction crews started pouring concrete grade beams for the foundation for Elementary School #13. The first concrete pour was on June 14 for the school's gymnasium and main entrance.

    Crews will continue pouring concrete grade beams for the school's foundation throughout the summer.

    The school is being built at 5505 Longs Peak Street in the Brighton Crossings neighborhood.

    27J Schools is currently accepting naming nominations for Elementary #13 in Brighton, which will open in Fall 2020. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, September 6.

    Submit your nominations for Elementary #13 and learn more about the naming process at: www.sd27j.org/Page/6802

     

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  • Prairie View High track stripes painted on

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 6/13/2019

    The Prairie View High track was resurfaced with bond funds this month.

    Painters were putting down new lanes on the Prairie View High track, after the surface was refinished.

    Painters put down new lines to make lanes, straight and curved, on the PVHS track.

    Painters had to measure to ensure lines were the right width from each other lane.

    It took painters about two hours to finish putting new lanes on the track.

    The Prairie View High track was resurfaced starting on June 4. The project is funded by the 2015 School Construction Bond.

    The track was without stripes until June 13 -- when gold stripes were painted on making the track black and gold to match Thunderhawk colors!

     

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  • Quist Middle School construction moving along

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 6/3/2019

    Window and brick work continues at Quist Middle School.

    Parking lot stripes painted at Quist Middle School.

    Hanging glass windows is work that continues at Quist Middle School.

    Inside the school, cabinets and shelves installed.

    Many classrooms are already painted.

    Some classrooms have clear and colored glass installed.

    Painting continues in common areas at Quist.

    This will be the future baseball field at Quist.

    This will be where the artificial turf field is installed.

    This is looking south at Quist Middle under construction.

    In about seven months, middle school students will move into the new Quist Middle School building that's now under construction in Thornton. This school is across Yosemite Street from Riverdale Ridge High.

    Please note that 136th Avenue near these schools is currently closed for road widening work. 

    Construction crews continue to build the new middle school building. Parking lines were painted on the south parking lot, just last week.

    Inside Quist Middle School, cabinets and shelves are installed and many classrooms are painted. Some classrooms have clear and colored window glass installed. Painting continues in common areas, and white boards are already hung on walls in several classrooms. By the end of this month, some classrooms will have gone through a process to review what still needs to be completed for the rooms to be finished from floor to ceiling.

    Site work including installing a baseball field and an artificial turf field has also been started to the north of the building.

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  • Summer projects kick off construction season in schools

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 5/29/2019 3:30:00 PM

    Stuart gym floor is being refinished this summer.

    Hand sanding is also being done to refinish the main gym floor.

    The Raptors art work will be re-painted after refinished the gym floor.

    Meet the crew from Arlun Flooring who are working hard to re-finish both gym floors at Stuart Middle School.

    Meet the crew from Arlun Flooring in Aurora that's working hard for the next three weeks to re-sand and refinish both gym floors at Stuart Middle School. Pictured (left to right) is 2007 Brighton High graduate Jacob Miller, Espie Trujillo, Supervisor Jay Miller and Nash Reynolds.

    The crew started the sanding process on May 28 to strip away the top layer of the floor down to bare wood. Supervisor Jay Miller said wood floors generally need to be refinshed about every 10 years for safety and "for more grip and grab for students to play on the floors," because over time older floors can become slippery. The refinishing process also keeps the floors level.

    They will add a water-based polyurethane coat once the floors are sanded. This is a more environment-friendly product. Graphics--including the Stuart Raptors logo--and basketball lines will be re-painted on the floor once it's refinished.

    Jay Miller also has a daughter, Jaci Miller, who was in the first graduating class for Prairie View High in 2009. That first class of graduates has their 10-year high school reunion in Brighton the weekend of July 26. Check facebook for more details.

    This week marks the first time that crews are able to get into schools and start doing upgrades, now that students are on summer break. For a list of summer projects in 27J schools, click here.

     

     

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