Delta Middle School Addition
- Location: Delta, CO
- Owner/Designer: Delta County School District /Reilly Johnson Architects
- Projected Completion: winter 2019
February 27, 2020
Okay, okay, so saying “we’re floored” may be a bad pun, but we are quite proud of all the flooring that went in at Delta Middle School in such a short time. In just over 8 weeks, the floors went from concrete slabs…
Class is in Session!
January 8, 2020
Delta Middle School teachers and students were pleased to start the new year with six new classrooms. The new addition is now open for education!
November 21, 2019
The Delta Middle School addition is coming along so quickly that it seems the interior transforms weekly. With finishes being installed, the building is starting to look like the bastion of braininess, the edifice of education, the premises of pedantry that the Delta School District needs for our growing student body. Check out some before/after shots to see changes that have happened in the last month or so!
October 8, 2019
Lower temperatures aren’t the only changes fall has brought to Delta. We’re feeling nostalgic as we look back over the last year and see how much has changed at DMS!
The Sound of Silence
July 15, 2019
To achieve an STC rating (sound transmission class) of 60, KGCI is installing sound isolation clips along the ceiling beams and studs in the band and choir rooms.
May 28, 2019
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Here’s the latest construction updates (and time lapse video!) on the Delta Middle School addition.
If These Walls Could Talk
April 25, 2019
Now that the insulated concrete form (ICF) walls are nearly up, it’s harder to see what’s going on at the Delta Middle School addition from the outside. If these ICF walls could talk, they might give you an update like this.
It's about Time...for a Video!
April 3, 2019
Construction is cruising along at the Delta Middle School addition. To see 7 weeks of progress in 2 minutes, check out this time lapse video.
Things are Looking Up at DMS
March 25, 2019
Yes, things are looking up…quite literally! We’ve got our eye on the 2nd floor as the steel decking and the cafeteria truss are set, and the concrete slab for the second floor is being poured today.
Stairway to...the Second Floor
March 14, 2019
Cue Led Zeppelin. It’s not quite the stairway to heaven, but these stairs did touch the heavens when they flew today.
Steel Yourself for Big Changes
February 12, 2019
This week, Rocky Mountain Steel begins setting red iron for the decking of the second floor in the middle school addition. The steel goes up quickly, so big changes will be evident in a short time.
Beyond the Pale
January 25, 2019
Here’s a history lesson and a construction update for you. Academics befit a school building project, so here goes. Ever wonder where the idiom “beyond the pale” came from? Or what it means for that matter? And (cough cough) what it has to do with construction?
January 21, 2019
Last week, structural steel columns were placed, and the insulated concrete forms (ICF) started going up to demarcate walls. Now it’s much easier to visualize the layout of the middle school addition. In the image above, the architectural drawing overlays an aerial shot of the job site.
Progressing with Pours
January 8, 2019
Today’s slab pour came in at 80 yards — the biggest pour for the Delta Middle School addition to date. Rise and shine! It’s a great day for a pour. The last slab pour is scheduled for Friday, 1/11. Getting these slabs poured may seem like a long time coming, but…
Baby, It's Cold Outside
January 2, 2019
While middle schoolers are enjoying their last week of winter break, KGCI continues to push forward with the building addition…in spite of the cold temperatures. The cold affects the planned concrete pours due to soil conditions.
A Concrete Education at Delta Middle School
December 21, 2018
Pioneer of modern architecture Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe said that “each material has its specific characteristics which we must understand if we want to use it. This is no less true of steel and concrete.”
Delta Middle School Addition: Year in Review
December 12, 2018
Want a quick recap of the work Kissner GC, Inc. has done at Delta Middle School in the last 6 months? Follow the link to see a 1-minute video, which is annotated to explain the major steps thus far in the building process.
Building Blocks for our Future
ICF are Legos IRL.
KGCI is using ICF, or insulated concrete forms, to build the walls of the Delta Middle School addition. The forms snap together somewhat like Legos.
A 360 View
You are here…but where exactly is “here”? Click to view and spin around the picture and guess what will be here next August.
Firm Foundation at Delta Middle School
Alan Greenspan said that “to succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education.” So that Delta Middle schoolers can build their educational foundation in safety and style, Kissner GC is taking extra care in building a firm foundation for the middle school addition.
What's that Noise at Delta Middle School?
If you live near Delta Middle School, you may have heard some morning, uh, “tapping” recently. Fear not: this pummeling noise will be your alarm clock for only another 9 days.
Get Ready to See some Changes at Delta Middle School!
KGCI is working with the Delta School District to make some big additions to the Panthers’ den. We’re adding six new classrooms, a media/library center, a kitchen and cafeteria, a conference room, and administrative offices.