27J Bond Construction Blog

  • Bond projects going on while students on Fall Break

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 11/22/2017 11:00:00 AM



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    When school is closed this week for Fall Break, crews are in schools doing projects to improve safety, upgrade classrooms and make spaces brighter!


    These school improvement projects are made possible by the 2015 School Construction Bond passed by voters.


    Brighton Heritage Academy is having a public address (PA) system installed; new carpet is being put in the north classroom wing at Vikan Middle School; windows are being replaced at Henderson Elementary School and energy-efficient LED lights are being installed at Prairie View Middle School in the gymnasium and auxiliary gym.

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  • Bleachers and track going in at Riverdale Ridge High stadium

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 11/14/2017 11:00:00 AM

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    The Riverdale Ridge High School home bleachers with the press box, away bleachers and lighting have been installed at the high school stadium now under construction. A crane was used to put the press box in place at the top of the home bleachers.


    Two field houses have been constructed but the interiors are still being finished. In the stadium, the track and field are both currently under construction. 

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  • Today marks the second anniversary of the 2015 Construction Bond

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 11/2/2017 1:00:00 PM

    Two years ago, voters approved a $248 million school construction Bond. 


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    Here is a list of school construction and maintenance projects completed in the past two years.



    • Brantner Elementary expansion
    • Brighton Heritage Academy Phase 1
    • Bromley East Charter School expansion
    • Eagle Ridge Academy expansion
    • Interoperable Radio System
    • Construction started at Riverdale Ridge High School
    • Artificial turf fields installed at Brighton High, Prairie View High and South Elementary School
    • Exterior caulking at Henderson, South and Southeast elementary schools
    • Masonry waterproofing at North, Thimmig and Turnberry elementary schools and 27J Transportation facility
    • Modular ramp replacements at Pennock and Thimmig elementary schools
    • Internet Wireless & Bandwidth expansion at Brighton High School and Prairie View High School
    • Climate control upgrades at Thimmig, Second Creek, Southeast elementary schools and Brighton High School
    • Track replacement at Vikan Middle School
    • Track resurfacing at Brighton High School
    • Sidewalk and concrete replacement at Brighton High School, Henderson, North and South elementary schools
    • Asphalt replacement at South Elementary playground
    • Parking lot replacement at Brighton High School
    • New preschool playground at Brantner Elementary School
    • Shade structure installed at Prairie View Middle School




    • Reunion Elementary School built
    • Brighton Heritage Academy Phase 2
    • Brighton High School Renovations
    • Vikan Middle School Addition and Renovations
    • Rodger Quist Middle School land purchased
    • Parking lot replacement at North Elementary School & Nutrition Services
    • Roof replacements at Brighton High, Vikan Middle School, South Elementary School, Brighton Heritage Academy, Overland Trail Middle School, Indoor swimming pool and Educational Service Center
    • Tennis courts resurfaced at Prairie View Middle School
    • Energy-efficient LED lights installed at Stuart Middle School, North, Southeast, Second Creek, Pennock, Henderson and Thimmig elementary schools




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  • Vikan Middle School receives funds for new school store

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 10/30/2017 11:00:00 AM




    Vikan Middle School has received a donation from Sampson Construction Company to start up a new school store. The store was constructed as part of the school's renovation project this summer.


    A check for $1,000 was presented from Sampson Construction representatives Bruce Zink, Cody Lyster and Bret Griepenstroh to Vikan Principal Trina Norris-Buck and School Secretary Maria Garcia.


    Vikan Assistant Principal Sam Ortega and several volunteers are instrumental in operating the school store. "The funds will go to get the school store open and off the ground," said Norris Buck. 


    "It's a start up fund for our apparel," said Garcia, that will soon be in-stock in the store.


    The Vikan School Store has recently been open during home volleyball games and will be open during upcoming home basketball games. Students can now purchase beverages and snacks at the school store. In the future, students and parents will be able to buy Vikan T-shirts, other school apparel and Knights items that promote school spirit at the store.


    "It's a great opportunity for the kids," said Bruce Zink of Sampson Construction. "We always give back to every school and facility we work on."


    Sampson Construction was the general contractor for the addition and renovation project at Vikan Middle School. The Vikan Middle School Addition & Renovation project budget was $8.8 million. The project was made possible by the $248 million funding from the 2015 School Construction Bond passed by voters.


    The construction project scope at Vikan included:

    • New six classroom wing. In all, Vikan now has 91,245-sq.-ft. Construction added: 9,300 square-feet with the new wing.
    • Renovations made six small classrooms into four larger classrooms
    • Complete roof replacement
    • Electrical upgrades
    • A new secure entry
    • New heating, ventilation & air conditioning system
    • Replacement of existing school water and sewer lines
    • Window replacement
    • New energy-efficient lighting in gym
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  • Open House held at Brighton High School to celebrate 2017 Renovations

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 10/12/2017 4:45:00 PM


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    BHS Dawg Diner Open House celebrates 2017 renovations


    An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony were held at Brighton High School on Oct. 11 to celebrate school bond renovations made at BHS in 2017. Construction at Brighton High was completed this month as the final pieces of siding were put on entryway columns in two locations at the high school.


    Upgrades made at BHS include: window replacement, metal panel siding installation, cafeteria seating was expanded, replacement of the mechanical system in the main gym and ventilation upgrades were made. BHS also received a roof replacement and a security kiosk was built in the lobby.

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  • Exterior construction at Brighton High School finishing up

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 10/10/2017 10:00:00 AM


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    Howell Construction is finishing up the exterior construction at Brighton High School. The new gray, red and white panels are going on the columns.

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  • Brighton High School Open House Oct. 11 in Dawg Diner

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 10/10/2017 10:00:00 AM


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  • 27J Board of Education Directors tour Riverdale Ridge construction site

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 10/10/2017 9:00:00 AM

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    27J Board of Education Directors toured the construction site for Riverdale Ridge High School on Oct. 3. Board members toured the entire school including classrooms, science classrooms, the gymnasiums, office and entry adminstration area and commons/cafeteria area. They also toured the media center/library and auditorium under construction.

    When taking the tour, the construction supervisors also showed Board of Education members outdoor features such as the track and bleachers being put in the stadium at Riverdale Ridge High School.

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  • Riverdale Ridge High School roof completed, stadium & fields under construction

    Posted by Tonja Castaneda on 9/26/2017 12:00:00 PM





    Workers at Riverdale Ridge High School are installing the metal coping along the roof top this week for the classroom wing. The coping is above the metal panels on the school's exterior and helps to slope rain away from the building.


    The new high school is close to being completely enclosed with the roof being finished last week. Crews are working to get all windows, doors and walls installed in the next month prior to winter.


    Water and power have been connected to the building, and this week the gas meter is being installed for the high school.


    Two field houses, which will have restrooms and concessions, have been constructed. Crews have also started installing the bleachers for the stadium, and constructing the baseball field.


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    Classroom wing at Riverdale Ridge High School.



    Main entryway into the high school building.


    Riverdale Ridge High School will open to students in fall 2018. 



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  • School Bond Video presented with City of Brighton's Channel 8

    Posted by Mikel Philippi on 9/22/2017 8:00:00 AM


    A 27J Bond Construction video has been produced with the City of Brighton's Channel 8 TV station.


    The video takes a tour down South 8th Avenue in Brighton touching on the many school and roof construction projects completed this summer thanks to voters passing the 2015 School Construction Bond.



    Video Credit: KBRI Channel 8

    Andrew Bergey

    Media Services Coordinator

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