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9/17/20 – Flooring in the Kitchen and Gym storage areas was completed this week. ABCom has taken over the CCTV, Access Control, and Intrusion work which should be finished and commissioned by 9/23. The detached covered play shed will be complete tomorrow; work on the storage shed will move to framing the roof next week. The last leg of the Right-of-Way work is underway, and paving is on track for next week. Back punch of all disciplines will conclude next week. Filter change was completed today, and HVAC system is back on. Temporary Certificate of Occupancy should be issued by Monday.

9/8/20 - Pease & Sons is working with the Pierce County Health Department and Pierce County Fire Prevention to get the final signoffs on the site development permit and keep the separate permit for the Right-of-Way open until that work is complete. They are working swing shift to finish all the building punch list items. Day shift continues working on the detached covered playshed and storage shed. Both structures should be complete by September 28. Right-of-way work on 152nd Street should be complete this week and asphalt work will begin the middle of next week. The staff has been issued keys and their badges were activated. Security guard will be on site in the evenings until the security system is complete next week.

8/22/20 – Inspections of various systems are scheduled for next week.  Work inside the building on access control, intrusions, and CCTV systems and interior building finishes and casework will move to swing shift beginning Monday, 8/24. Pease will have a day crew working on the stand-alone covered play area and storage shed with a second crew working swing shift on the punch list, Kite classroom quiet room, transition strips, and picnic table installation. Offsite work by Fenix and Firgrove Mutual Water continues from west to the east with water main on 152nd. Once it is finished, paving is anticipated to occur the week of 8/31. Night security services are continuing until building security is complete. Network, phones, radios and WAP's are functioning, a desktop printer is on network, the new copier is scheduled for delivery on 8/28. 

8/18/20 – Some Pope staff returned to the building August 17 and began unpacking curriculum and supplies. Security systems are approximately 85% complete so onsite security has been hired until the system is up and running. Some interior finishes are yet to be completed including the gym stage flooring, rubber base, some interior doors and classroom casework, glass in the reception area, and a large mirror for OT/PT room. Key cores are being installed, landscaping is currently 85% complete, and right of way work along 152nd is under way. Building commissioning of the mechanical HVAC system is ongoing; all AV technology has been commissioned. CenturyLink installed POTS line last Friday and we are awaiting phone cross connect.

8/6/20 – Work is ongoing for both interior and exterior electrical wiring, building finishes, plumbing, and insulation. Exterior bollards and gates are being set this week.  Deliveries of furniture, fixtures, and equipment are approximately 90% complete. TCO (Temporary Certificate of Occupancy) pre-inspection took place on 8/5 with a re-inspection tentatively set for 8/13. Library materials will be unpacked beginning on 8/10 to prepare for delivery in installation of new library materials by Follett on 8/20. Staff will be back in the building by 8/17.

2/20/20- Exterior improvements continue including removal of the cottonwood trees on the north property line, seat wall forms, site grading and storm water pond fence removal with fabric install. 
Interior work: Zones A & B - Painting continues, hallway relights installed, classroom ceiling grid is complete, and light fixtures, HVAC soft duct and grills are being installed. Electrical wiring is being pulled throughout all rooms with a focus on power outlets. 
Zone C upper area – Painting and wall covering will begin next week. Storefront doors and hardware are being installed. 
Lower Zone C Commons/Admin – Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing rough-in is in full swing and cover inspection on March 2. 
Zone D - Wall covering continues this week along with storefront door install and hardware trim. Mechanical mezzanine units are placed with duct work being installed. The Commons roof will be complete tomorrow thanks to the break in the weather. Casework will arrive beginning February 28.

2/10/20- Ceiling T-Bar and wall covering has been installed in both Zones A and B (existing building). Installation of light fixtures and HVAC grills has begun in those areas. In Zone C, sheetrock is being hung with tape/mud following. Painting and wall covering in Zone D is taking place. Electrical rough in of the administrative area is happening. The roof over the Commons will be dried in this week with the break in the weather. Exterior metal siding installation continues. Storefront windows are being installed in Zones D and C. The site water main on the west side of the building (121st Ave) in being installed with additional fire hydrants. Exterior site benches and footings for bridges are being poured

1/17/20: The basic structure has taken shape. New siding is being installed on the exterior. Interior work is moving forward. 

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5/5/19: Construction work begins on Pope Elementary remodel and expansion.