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Published in Daily Journal of Commerce

Steel goes up at two Bellevue schools

By JOURNAL STAFF, December 29, 2010

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CHG Building Systems is erecting structural steel for two schools in the Bellevue School District; Spiritridge Elementary School and Tyee Middle School. The two projects involve erecting more than 1,250 tons of steel, joists and metal decking.

Both projects are concrete slab-on-grade with CMU and steel structures, steel bar joists with steel decking, rigid insulation and single-ply roof membrane or metal roofing. The exterior walls are constructed of steel studs and CMU. Exterior finishes on the stud walls are brick veneer, phenolic panels and fiber-reinforced cementitious panels.

The new 63,000-square-foot Spiritridge Elementary is being built on the site of the original school at 16401 S.E. 24th St. The original school, except for the 5,000-square-foot child care center, was demolished earlier this year. When completed in August, the school will have 1,000-square-foot classrooms and a gym/multipurpose room. The project team includes general contractor Graham Contracting, McGranahan Architects and engineer Coughlin Porter Lundeen.

The new 117,900-square-foot Tyee Middle School, located at 13630 S.E. Allen Road, is also being built on the site of the original school. The school, except for the 10,000-square-foot gymnasium, was demolished earlier this year. The new school will handle 25 percent more students. Spee West Construction is the general contractor and Integrus Architecture is the architect and engineer. Construction is scheduled for completion in August 2012.

Other projects CHG has completed for the Bellevue School District include Newport High School, and Eastgate, Phantom Lake, Somerset and Woodridge elementary schools.

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