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Lancaster Thomas Ewing and General Sherman Jr. Highs continue on schedule

Aug 08, 2019

Lancaster, Ohio 

Thomas Ewing Jr. High and General Sherman Jr. High are progressing beautifully.  As prototype schools, they are built with identical building plans.  The schools are laid out with two academic wings that will house 6th through 8th grade students. The southwest wing will house 6th graders and the northeast wing will house 7th graders. The northeast wing has a 2nd floor where 8th grade classrooms will be located. 

Here is your August update from our Project Engineer, Jake. 

Thomas Ewing Jr. High

  • Site work - Final grading and top soil is ongoing around the building, as well as the athletic field drainage and grading 
  • For concrete - Curbs and walkways are being finished up in preparation for final pavement in the back lot
  • Student Dining room “clouds” have just been completed (these are the grid/square structures on the ceiling) 
  • Decking, door frames and stair painting is in progress 
  • Flooring has begun in the 6th grade wing with VET and Ceramic tile
  • Casework is almost complete, countertops are beginning 
  • The elevator has been delivered and installation will soon follow
  • Fire protection is in progress following ceiling grid completion 
  • HVAC equipment is installed and the last Air Handling Unit installation for the 7th and 8th grade wings is in progress 
  • Electricians are finishing up pulling wire throughout the building. Next up will be moving onto devices and fire alarm devices 

General Sherman Jr. High

  • Site work - Athletic field drainage and grading is beginning
  • Concrete - Prepping and pouring for the mechanical courtyard and housekeeping pads is in progress
  • Masonry - Exterior and interior brick is ongoing
  • Steel - Partition framing is in progress and metal studs continue in all areas
  • Window installation in the 6th grade wing will follow completed masonry
  • Fire Protection - Academic wings have been roughed-in and the process will soon follow into administration areas and to the back of house areas
  • Plumbing - The last of storm piping is being rounded up, chase walls and domestic water in the 7th and 8th grade wing continue
  • HVAC - Ductwork is roughed-in in all academic areas and insulation has began
  • Electricians have been roughing-in all areas and have begun pulling wire for lights and power


Summit Construction is the Construction Manager At-Risk for Thomas Ewing and General Sherman Jr. High Schools.