Our new 116,000 square foot facility is currently under construction and is on schedule to open in the Fall of 2019! The school will be located on McIntosh Road near West Asheville on 47 acres. We are already utilizing the outdoor space including a Cross Country and Mountain Biking Trail. The facility includes:
- 73 Kindergarten-Twelfth Grade Classrooms
- 2 Science Laboratories
- 3 Visual Arts Classrooms
- 2 Choral Classrooms
- Band Room
- Theater Room
- Gymnasium with Locker Rooms
- Fine Arts Performing Center
- Health Clinic
- Warming Kitchen
- Pre-school Classroom
See below for regular construction updates from Beverly-Grant:
May 1, 2019
Status Update –
With most of the interior components in place subcontractors are now able to begin dialing in the finer details on the project. Permanent power and gas made it to the building around the first of April allowing all five of the new roof top HVAC units to be turned on so the building can begin to acclimate to the new conditions. As floor slabs continue to dry out before flooring can be installed HVAC teams are busy testing the new VAV units while finalizing the design of the graphics control interface. Electricians are going through room by room testing the new circuits and turning on the new light fixtures. Plumbers are finishing up on the North end of the building and beginning to trim out the classroom wing as they prepare for permanent water to be turned on. Everyone involved in the project has thoroughly enjoyed the new lights as well as the AC being turned on right in time for summer.
Painters and site contractors are working around each other outside the building as the tilt walls receive their first coat of primer and texture. Following closely behind painters will be fine grading and site cleanup in preparation for the new sidewalks. The updated site design with ballfields, courts, and play areas will begin to take shape throughout the next few months as the final design begins to come together.
The project is currently 79% complete and is still on schedule for an August of 2019 turnover.
April 1, 2019
Status Update –
All of the interior walls throughout the new building are now in place and drywall finishers are furiously mudding, taping, and sanding walls on the north end. Staircases 1-5 are now in place allowing the multitude of trades quick and easy access to all areas of the building. Painters have been moving quickly through the south side of the building with all classrooms now having a coat of paint on them. Acoustical ceiling installers started work on the ground floor and have nearly completed the framework for the drop ceilings on the classroom wing.
MEP trades have been working to finish up ductwork, plumbing, and electrical throughout the offices, locker rooms, and the auditorium laying the groundwork for finishes on the north end. Life safety systems are coming into place as fire dampers, fireproofed steel, and a uniquely designed fire alarm system are continually being reviewed and scrutinized
to ensure that safety is the school’s highest priority.
Flooring will be getting started in April with casework following closely behind. HVAC units will be arriving in April along with the permanent gas, water, and power to the building so Beverly-Grant’s crews can begin testing the new equipment. Final grading and site work will be taking place as weather allows which will lead to sidewalks, paving, and landscaping as the grounds begin to take shape.
The project is currently 71% complete and is on schedule for an August of 2019 turnover.
February 25, 2019
Status Update –
The interior of the IC Imagine Charter School is now really starting to take shape with 130 rooms of the classroom wing now in place. Framing crews were able to work their way from the ground up with MEP trades following closely behind installing plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. As Beverly-Grant’s crews continue to pass inspections walls are quickly being closed up and prepped for a new coat of paint.
Structural steel beams, bar joists, and decking are now locked into place securing the exterior walls of the gym, auditorium, and administrative portions of the building. As plumbers put their final touches on the underground utilities for the new locker rooms concrete crews are working to prepare for the final concrete slab pours. Once in place, these areas that were left out to allow for crane access will fully connect the two seemingly separate buildings into a single 105K SF structure.
March will lead into more detailed work as some of the finishes are put on both the inside and the outside of the building. Doors and windows will be installed to seal off the elements while paint and acoustical ceilings begin to go into the classrooms. As weather allows, the grounds around the building will also begin to take shape as permanent utilities make their way to the building.
The project is currently 63% complete and is on schedule for an August of 2019 turnover.
January 29, 2019
Status Update –
The final 31 concrete tilt wall panels were set into place at the first of January completing the
exterior footprint of new building. Structural steel crews have finished installing the structural beams, bar joists, and steel decking on the classroom wing allowing elevated concrete slabs to be poured, effectively creating the 1st and 2nd floors of the new building. Framing crews started on the perimeter of the garden level laying out each of the individual rooms while plumbers, electricians, and HVAC contractors followed closely behind.
Framing crews will spend February laying out and framing interior walls while MEP trades are busy roughing-in wall and ceiling fixtures. Steel crews will be working on the north end of the building for the first of the month setting the final supports for the gym, auditorium, and administrative section of the school. Concrete finishers will move in as soon as the structural steel is in place to pour the remaining floor slabs which will allow MEP trades to begin to work productively on the north end of the building.
The project is currently 57% completed and is on schedule for an August of 2019 turnover.
November 30, 2018
Status Update –
November was a big month for progress on the permanent campus building. Once all the internal components of the wall panels for the classroom wing were in place, concrete was poured into each of the 38 unique forms. Throughout the month these panels were poured, finished, and were able to go through a curing period before the forms were ready to be removed. The 250 Ton crane arrived in the middle of the November and all 38 panels were set and temporarily braced in three days.
December will be filled with continual steel deliveries while crews work to stand and weld all the structural beams into place. Once the internal supports are secured to the exterior walls and decking is installed, elevated slabs will be poured for the first and second floor. Concrete crews have shifted to the north side of the building and will continue to work on wall panels for the remainder of the building throughout December.
The project is currently 44% complete and is on schedule for an August of 2019 turnover.
October 30th, 2018
Status Update –
With casting beds in place, the exterior walls can now be formed on top of the concrete slabs. Each wall section requires a frame to be built as a form for the concrete, rebar to be installed for structural support, and steel embeds to be strategically placed within the panel to connect each wall to the structural steel. Concrete will be poured into these frames and will then go through a curing period before reaching full strength. Wood forms will be stripped from the panels before the crane arrives on site in the middle of November to lift them into place.
Structural steel will be erected internally as soon as the exterior tilt walls are secured, and temporary bracing is in place. These structural beams will connect the exterior walls to the interior steel columns to create the supporting structure for the remainder of the building. Steel decking will be placed on top of these steel beams to allow elevated concrete slabs to be poured on the upper levels of the building.
The project us currently 37% complete and is on schedule for an August of 2019 turnover.
September 27, 2018
Status Update –
The permanent building is now well underway with most of the foundational support and underground utilities in place. The cast in place retaining wall for the garden level is nearing completion and once the concrete has cured we can begin backfilling to bring what remains of the 1st floor up to finish grade.
Concrete forms are now in place to pour the slab-on-grade in the auditorium, the gym, and throughout the garden level starting next week. Once these sections of the floor have cured, they will be utilized as casting areas for us to form and pour the concrete tilt wall panels. We will be pouring concrete for floors, casting beds, and tilt wall panels throughout the month of October.
The project us currently 30% complete and is on schedule for an August of 2019 turnover.