Over the last several months, construction of the new Faubion PK-8 School has progressed well. Starting from a clean slate
, the first structures to emerge in spring were the concrete shear walls
. These are a part of the foundation
that will provide added seismic safety to the school.
Next, concrete masonry block walls rose up
from the ground in the Gym and Cafeteria sections. Structural steel was then added
to the section of building where many of the new community service facilities and general education classrooms will be housed.
This was soon followed by second floor concrete slabs being poured in those same areas. The second floor will house various classrooms including the STEAM and Art classes plus the media center.
Several important infrastructure items have also been completed including:
• The grading of several access drives.
• installation of the drainage system for the field.
• storm drains, sanitary sewer plumbing and electrical utilities installed.
Throughout the rest of the summer and into the fall more of the building will begin to take shape as we head toward completion of the project in the summer of 2017. Students and staff will spend one more year at the Faubion at Tubman site. In the fall of 2017 they will return to a new Faubion PK- 8/Concordia University building with its 3 to PhD® initiative.