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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Construction continues on administration, food-services buildings

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The A- and B-building construction project remained in full swing during the summer, expedited by the limited number of students and staff on campus. With demolition complete, crews are working on ensuring that both buildings meet modern safety standards: They have replaced utilities pipes containing asbestos, a carcinogen; removed concrete columns to make space for shear walls that resist lateral forces such as wind; and reinforced foundations with more rebar and concrete.

Started in fall 2022, the modernization effort includes a new administration office with a more prominent entrance and a food-services complex. The latter will house indoor and outdoor eating spaces and culinary arts classrooms alongside traditional food-services facilities. Both buildings are on track to be completed before the start of the 2024-25 school year.

Senior Construction Manager Mohammed Sedqi explained that contractors lost 1 1?2 months鈥 worth of work time due to last winter鈥檚 unusually heavy rains. Consequently, they had to work more intensely toward the end of the school year. 鈥淲hen March started and we had no rain, we were pushing for more people, more crews, more labor,鈥 he said. 鈥淵ou had a team taking down the columns, (another) taking down the foundation. That overlap of so many activities made all that noise.鈥

As construction continues throughout this year, Sedqi hopes that the work will be less disruptive. The asphalt between the quad and E-building has been replaced with concrete, and fences will be pushed closer to the construction site, opening a corridor for students to walk to the southeastern portion of campus without cutting through the quad.

It could be a learning opportunity for a lot of different classes 鈥 one where they could take tours or learn more about the construction process.鈥

— Student Body President senior Nathan Levy

Looking ahead, Principal Wendy Stratton is working with new Assistant Principal Mycal Hixon, who will be overseeing construction, and Associated Student Body President Nathan Levy to make the process more transparent and accessible. Stratton believes student involvement is key, since students are important beneficiaries and the project was funded through taxpayer dollars. On his part, Levy has formed a new Student Executive Council committee that will attend construction meetings and share relevant updates in a new monthly newsletter.

Levy hopes that classes can take advantage of the ongoing work. 鈥淚t could be a learning opportunity for a lot of different classes 鈥 one where they could take tours or learn more about the construction process,鈥 he said. As an example, Levy pointed to how students in Advanced Placement Environmental Science classes could focus on the steps construction crews are taking to minimize damage to the environment and create greener buildings.

Sedqi also expressed a desire to work with students who are interested in architecture, construction or engineering. 鈥淚鈥檒l be more than happy to get them involved in this 鈥 just to see the progress, how we are doing the work, what鈥檚 happening,鈥 he said.

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