MSD Construction Update

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s new 30-classroom

building is on track for completion this summer.

With the MSD campus unoccupied over the past few months due to the coronavirus pandemic, construction has maintained a productive pace, ensuring the new addition will be ready for students and teachers when they return to campus for the 2020/21 school year.

Building Description: $18 million cost, 44,480 sq feet, 2 floors, 30 classrooms, and 3 faculty rooms. Features include: energy efficient led lights, water efficient plumbing, heat reductive roofing system, hurricane impact resistant windows, and motion sensor classroom lighting.

Crews on site have made consistent progress since breaking ground in August 2019, and the project is on schedule to be completed in July 2020.

Once the building is ready for final inspection, only punch list work involving placement of furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) and other minor amenities will remain.

From foundation to rooftop, building a new campus addition is a process that involves careful planning, phased timelines, and consistent hard work. Click the video above to see what that process has looked like at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Up next banner that shows what will happen in Summer 2020. Step 1: Building Construction Complete, Step 2: Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment Step 3: Modular Building Removal Step 4: Basketball Court Restoration, Final Step 5: Campus Primary Restorations
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The temporary modular buildings, which were used to accommodate students and teachers during the construction of the new building, will be removed this summer.

Aerial view of the temporary modular buildings used to accommodate students and teachers during the construction of the new building

Work has started to ensure the area is cleared prior to

the start of the school year, including:

A graphic that shows what will happen in the 6-8 weeks of restorations from removal of furniture to shipment of modulars

The basketball courts, which had been used as the location of the temporary classrooms, will be restored once the six to eight week removal process is completed.

A graphic that shows that the location of the temporary classrooms will be replace with basketball courts
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With all of the anticipation surrounding the new building, there may be less awareness about other upcoming renovations to existing buildings on campus, which will begin soon.

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Art Room Renovation and Equipment

Building Envelope Improvements

HVAC Improvements

Fire Alarm Upgrades

Music Room Renovation

Process Chart Snapshot: Renovations in the design phase and new building in Construction

Design drawings for the campus renovations have been completed and are now pending review. Once a permit is issued, the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) is expected be presented to the School Board for approval this fall, allowing contractors

to mobilize on campus.

After mobilization, construction is expected to begin by December 2020.

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