Manheim Central Construction Blog

  • Construction Blog Update January 29, 2019

    Posted by Marcie Elbin on 1/29/2019

    Progress continues at Baron Elementary.

    Interior doors are being hung and tile is being installed in classrooms. Work on the terrazzo flooring continues on the first floor and is complete on the second floor of the building. Epoxy floor is being poured in the kitchen area.

    The playground is ready for the soft surface installation and work on the stage and gym floor has begun.

    Ceiling tile is being put into place in C-wing of the building and installation of lights has started on the second floor in hallways and classrooms. Low voltage wiring is ongoing throughout the building.

    Testing and balancing for air and water testing has begun, and they have started on the baseboard heating in the office areas. Insulation throughout the building is 95% complete.

    Work is being done to label and tag pipes and valves. The boiler controls are hooked up and running.

    Installation of plumbing fixtures continues in all areas and one restroom is nearly complete for inspection purposes.

    Pictured below: Serving Line, Kitchen, Office Work Room, Principal's Office, Classroom, Gym, Stage, Media Center and LGI.

     SL Kitchen






    S1 MC1 LGI

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  • Construction Blog Update January 3, 2019

    Posted by Marcie Elbin on 1/3/2019

    Since the last update, headway is being made at Baron Elementary.

    Outside of the building, the alley beside the school has been prepared for top coat in the spring. Preparations for landscaping are also ongoing and grass seeding will occur in the spring. Installation of the soffit on the building canopy continues, and the loading dock bumpers and lift are going in.

    Inside the building, all ceiling grid and bathroom tile is installed, and bathroom fixtures are being put in place. Glass and handrail installation inside the building continues. The wood veneer for lockers is being installed, and classroom doors are being hung. All terrazzo has been poured at this point and grinding in Areas A & B is ongoing, and the elevator is being installed. Work is being done on the wiring for hallway lights, low voltage wiring is complete for smoke detectors and motion sensors, and lighting controls are being installed.

    Mechanical room duct work is complete for all areas. Boiler room piping is 100% complete and the boilers have been started. HVAC pumps have been started. Natural gas piping and sewage pumps are complete and piping for domestic water continues.

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  • Construction Blog Update November 30, 2018

    Posted by Marcie Elbin on 11/30/2018 2:30:00 PM

    Things are on schedule at Baron Elementary!

    The HVAC above the ceilings and ceiling heaters are complete. Insulation on the building piping is 85% complete. The gas is connected, and boilers will be started for heat throughout the building for winter.

    Wood trim in the Gymnasium and the Large Group Instruction area is nearing completion and gymnasium and canopy lights are being installed. The canopy spouting is now complete.

    Restroom partitions and tiling on the walls and floors in these areas are in progress. Glass frames and glass in interior hallways continues along with the work on installing whiteboards in classrooms and casework cabinetry throughout the building.

    Electricity is still being pulled on the first and second floor of Area A, and they are beginning to grind the terrazzo flooring on the second floor of Area C. The terrazzo flooring is being poured on the first floor of Areas A & B.

    Sidewalks are still in progress, and demolition work to the driveway to Hazel Street will begin soon.

    Pictured below:

    1. Cafeteria floor in progress

    2. View of Gymnasium

    3. Media Center work room 

    4&5. LGI

    6&7. Classroom casework

    8. Classroom

    9. Media Center view from second floor


    Cafe floor View of Gym Media Center work room LGI 1 LGI 2 Casework 1 Casework 2 Classroom Media Center

    Check out the Manheim Central School District Facebook page for more pictures of the progress!!

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  • Construction Blog Update October 26, 2018

    Posted by Marcie Elbin on 10/26/2018 10:15:00 AM

    Progress continues at Baron Elementary.

    Roofing for the canopy is going on now and sidewalks and curbing has been poured. Paving is complete for now on Gramby, Linden and Hazel as well as in the staff parking area.

    The building is completely enclosed at this point. Work continues on the ceiling grid in Areas A & B on both floors and tiling in bathrooms and classrooms is ongoing. The terrazzo flooring has been poured on the second floor. Painting in all areas continues, and the building elevator is being installed. Piping to the boiler room is complete, ductwork throughout the building is nearing completion, and the sprinkler system is installed. The domestic water to the kitchen area is complete, and kitchen fixtures are expected to arrive this week.

    The playground is well underway, and work is being done on the soft surface play area of the basketball court.

    The electrical transformer is set, and the crew will work to get the electrical system of the building energized. 

    Pictured below:

    1&2. Canopy

    3. Classroom

    4&5. Gym

    6&7. Large Group Instruction

    8-10. Parking

    11-13. Playground

    14. Restroom

    15. Cafeteria Serving Line

    Canopy 01 Canopy 02 Classroom 01 Gym 01 Gym 02 LGI 01 LGI 02 Parking 01 Parking 02 Parking 03 Playground 01 Playground 02 Playground 03 Restroom 01 Cafe Serving Line 01

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  • Construction Blog Update October 2, 2018

    Posted by Marcie Elbin on 10/2/2018 2:45:00 PM

    Since the last update, we are happy to share that the playground equipment has arrived at Baron Elementary! The playground area is being prepared and footers will soon be installed. Once the area is prepared, district maintenance staff will assemble the equipment.

    The masons have completed their work on the building for now. Curbs and sidewalks are on the schedule to be poured this week and excavation is nearly complete for the parking lot on the North Linden Street side of the building.

    Work on the gymnasium is nearing completion, and seating and stairs are going in in the Large Group Instruction area. Glass installation on the exterior of the school, HVAC, boiler room, roof work are all nearing completion and installation of vents and drains in restrooms and sewer line work are finished.

    Casework cabinets are being worked on in Area C on both the first and second floors. Tiling of the walls and floors in bathrooms in all building areas, ceiling grid installation, insulation work, domestic water hook up in large restrooms, work in the school’s kitchen, and preparations for the installation of the electrical transformer are all on going.

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  • Construction Blog Update August 30, 2018

    Posted by Marcie Elbin on 8/30/2018 2:00:00 PM

    At their meeting on Monday, August 27, 2018, the Manheim Central School District Board of Directors approved the name of the new school:  Baron Elementary School.

    Many thanks to all who took time to participate in the school naming survey!


    The removal of curbing on Gramby Street has occurred recently in preparation for grading of that area for the bus lane.

    Brick veneer is complete on 90% of the building and should be complete in approximately two weeks. It is expected that the building envelope will be complete near mid-September.

    Floors in Area C are being prepped for terrazzo, the installation of glass throughout the building is ongoing, and painting has begun in the gym.

    Piping and duct work connection is moving along. In Area A, water piping is 70% complete; Area B piping is 95% complete and ventilation duct work is complete; Area C piping is 95% complete and duct work is 90% complete. Water piping in the basement of the building is complete. In the kitchen, work is being done for the hood duct and fire suppression system.

    Cable tray installation continues throughout the building and permanent electrical power should be available in the next two weeks.

    Pictures below include:

    1. Cafeteria
    2. Gym
    3. Kitchen
    4. Large Group Instruction
    5. Loading Dock
    6. Media Center
    7. Rear of Gym

    Cafeteria Gym Kitchen Large Group Instruction Loading Dock Media Center Rear of Gym

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  • Construction Blog Update July 24, 2018

    Posted by Marcie Elbin on 7/24/2018 3:45:00 PM

    Since the last update, the brick work on the outside of the building is 50% complete, and the window installation is now 50% complete as well. 

    Footers for the outside canopy are 100% complete, and the canopy installation is upcoming.

    Interior block for the classrooms walls is 90% complete and block laying for the gymnasium is underway.

    Interior walls of Areas A (building offices, kitchen and cafeteria) & B (art and music areas and media center) are painted.

    The building chiller has been set on the roof of the building and mechanical equipment is being set up.

    Piping is finished to all main water lines and water meter hook up is occurring.

    Gas lines are being installed in to and throughout the building, and the electrical conduit is nearing completion in Areas B & C (classrooms).


    Updated pictures of the progress soon to come!

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  • Construction Blog Update June 28, 2018

    Posted by Marcie Elbin on 6/28/2018 2:25:00 PM

    Construction is moving right along!

    Brick work is ongoing around the outside of the school with Area C being complete.

    Dry walling has begun inside the building in the classroom and administration areas, and glass installation has begun on both floors of Areas A, B, and C with installation in the media center nearly finished.

    Plumbing in area A is 95% complete and fire protection is approximately 50% finished in areas A, B and C. Duct work and piping for the HVAC system is also about 50% complete in Areas A, B and C. The main water lines in the building are complete and wiring is beginning to take place in Area C.

    The gymnasium area will soon be closed off and preparation for the canopy that will run along the building on the Gramby Street side is ongoing.

    Roofing on the school is nearing completion with the area over the gymnasium still to do.

    Pictures below include:

    1. Media Center – Hazel St. view
    2. C Wing on Hazel St.
    3. Media Center – Gramby St. view
    4. Main entrance on Gramby St.
    5. Back view of Area C and gymnasium
    6. Loading dock
    7. Student/Staff entrance and kitchen

    Media Center on Hazel St C Wing on Hazel St Media Center on Gramby St Main Entrance on Gramby St Back of C and Gym Loading Dock Student and Staff Entrance and Kitchen

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  • Construction Blog Update May 24, 2018

    Posted by Marcie Elbin on 5/24/2018 9:00:00 AM

    Progress continues at the Gramby Street construction site:

    The roof is now complete on Area B and C wings and about 80% complete on Area A wing.

    The installation of mechanical components continues for Areas B and C. All of the concrete has been poured at this point except for the gymnasium floor, which will occur within the next week.

    Work continues to close in the kitchen area of the building, and concrete has been poured for the respective loading dock. Installation of insulation and electrical components is ongoing.

    Pictures below include: Rear view of Area C wing; Area C and gymnasium; staff entrance; main entrance; Area B wing; media center and front view of Area C wing.

    Rear of C Wing C and Gym Staff Entrance Main Entrance B Wing Media Center Front View C Wing

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  • Construction Blog Update April 10, 2018

    Posted by Marcie Elbin on 4/10/2018 11:45:00 AM

    We are happy to provide an update on the ongoing construction for the Gramby Street Elementary project!

     Site grading and installation of storm water structures are underway with the new sewer service piping and tamp complete. New electric service and communications service piping is installed, and with the completion of the relocation of the PPL pole, electric service lines are completed and moving the cable and phone wires is ongoing.

     Area A will be made up primarily of school offices, kitchen, and cafeteria. The cement block foundations are complete for this section and concrete has been poured. Structural steel is arriving on site and will start to go up on April 16th. In the basement section of Area A, foundation walls are 95% complete and basement walls have been poured. The mechanical/electrical pads are formed and poured.

     Area B of the building will contain the gymnasium, art and music areas, media center, large group instruction area and classrooms. The masonry block foundations are complete for this section. Structural steel is 90% complete in this area. The interior first floor masonry blocks (interior classroom walls and hallway walls) will start to go up early this week, and the second-floor slab of Area B is to be poured later in the week.

     Area C, the portion of the building that will house the majority of the classrooms, is coming along as well. Masonry block foundations, cement floor, and structural steel are complete. Block interior is 40% complete, roofing is 20% complete, and beam infill and parapet framing is 85% complete. The second-floor slab is to be poured early this week. The first and second floor mechanical/electrical component final connections, and the installation of electrical panel boards are all ongoing.

     The pictures below are of Areas A and B respectively.

    Area A Basement Excavation Area A Basement Steel Area A West Basement Area B Steel 1 Area B Steel 2 Area B Steel 3

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