Work is continuing at Bellevue East with Lueder Construction and the Ray Martin Company working through the various phases of construction for the revamping of the heating and cooling systems at Bellevue East High School. The existing steam and chiller systems within the building are being replaced with a new Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heating and cooling system, which should prove to be a highly efficient mechanical that should provide significant energy savings to the District in the coming years. A significant amount of the classroom areas in the building have had the new units installed with work now moving into some of the larger open areas of the building (e.g. gyms, band rooms, common areas, etc…). A significant amount of work was completed in the Summer of 2018 with another significant amount of work scheduled over the Summer months of 2019. It is anticipated that work should be completed on this $8.2 million project in early fall of 2019.
Bellevue East High School Roof Projects
A roofing project over the north gym area of Bellevue East was recently completed which replaced the existing roof system over the gym. A persistent leak in this area accelerated the scheduling of the roof replacement and activities are now being completed in a dry environment.
A larger roof replacement project for the building has been awarded to McCoy Construction for the replacement of various areas of roof systems around the building. This roofing project is being started in July of 2018 and will be completed in early Spring of 2019. Scheduling of work has revolved around ongoing school scheduling of students within the building and is being coordinated with the cooperation with the school administration.
Another separate roof project will be completed in replacement of the roof system over the main competition gym area. The work on this replacement will start in June of 2019 should be completed around September 1st (weather dependent).
Bellevue East Pool Maintenance Project
Work was completed on some miscellaneous maintenance work within the pool area at Bellevue East. The scope of work included refinishing of the pool finishes, installation of new starting blocks, installation of handrails in the seating areas, installation of slip-resistant flooring in the spectator walk areas, and miscellaneous pool equipment modifications.
Additional work is scheduled in the pool area in the Summer of 2019. This work will include the installation of a new pool ventilation system and replacement of the existing lighting system within the pool. It is anticipated that work in the pool area will be fully completed by early August of 2019.
Bellevue East Track
Renovations are planned in 2019 for the track at Bellevue East. The existing rubber surfacing at the track is at the end of its life expectancy and is starting to deteriorate. The existing rubber surfacing will be removed and replaced with a new black crumb rubber running surface. Minor repairs will be made to the existing asphalt surfacing underlayment prior to the installation of the new surfacing. Work is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-May 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in mid-Summer 2019.