Manheim Central Construction Blog

  • Construction Blog Update

    Posted by Caroline Duda on 10/24/2017

    The Gramby Street Elementary School Project is well underway.  The building is down, the basement is dug, basement footers are poured, and basement walls will be up and poured over the next couple of weeks. 


    Prior to the Board Meeting on Monday, October 23rd, the School Board visited the construction site for a groundbreaking photo, which is shown below.  Dan Bierzonski and Jim Martin, from EI Associates, joined us for the photo, as well as Fred Kendall, Construction Manager from Abacus Construction.  


    Please be aware that Gramby Street will be closed sporadically over the next few weeks between Hazel and Linden Streets in order to run water, sewer, and gas lines underground.  Please keep an eye on the Manheim Borough website for alternate routes. 


    Groundbreaking Group Photo


    Groundbreaking Group Pic Digging


    Groundbreaking Media Interviews


    Groundbreaking Sign on Site

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  • Construction Blog Update September 8, 2017

    Posted by Caroline Duda on 9/8/2017

    Demolition is underway at the Gramby Street site:


    Demolition of Gramby


    Demolition of Gramby


    Demolition of Gramby


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  • Construction Blog Update August 1, 2017

    Posted by Caroline Duda on 8/1/2017

    On Wednesday, July 26th, a community meeting was held at the District Office for residents that live close to the site of the Gramby Street building project.  Mr. Fred Kendall, Project manager, who also managed the Doe Run Elementary project, presented the project timeline and important demolition/construction information to residents.



    Demolition is expected to begin sometime during the month of August and is expected to last approximately two months. It is anticipated that the total construction project will be completed by February of 2019.


    Demolition/Construction Information:

    The site will be secured with a locked fence (including the sidewalks), and equipment and material will be staged in the ballfield, also surrounded by fencing.  The streets will remain open and will only be closed on occasion for equipment movement. During demolition and construction there will be a few times residents may need to move their cars and there will be no parking.  The project manager will work with the police department to give sufficient notice.

    The hours of construction will be five days per week, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM, with some circumstances when work may need to be done over the weekend, or equipment may come in earlier in the day (i.e. concrete, foundations, floors).

    This construction blog will be updated regularly throughout the project. We appreciate your patience and understanding throughout demolition and construction.

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  • Construction Blog Update April 3, 2017

    Posted by Caroline Duda on 4/3/2017

    The link below will enable you to view design information presented to the Board at the February 21, 2017 meeting.


    Gramby Street Elementary School Design

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