Asheville High School and SILSA Construction Updates and FAQ

  • Asheville City Schools is excited about the renovations currently underway on the Asheville High School and School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville (SILSA) campus. These renovations will result in tremendous improvements to the learning environment for our high school students, educators, and staff. All renovations are scheduled to be completed by spring 2025. 

  • Renovations scheduled to be completed:

    • Critical updates to replace the water and sewer infrastructure
    • Campus security upgrades including site fencing and access control gates
    • HVAC pipe replacement in the Arts building
    • Varsity Gym floor replacement, bleacher replacement, and lighting upgrades
    • Main building Auditorium renovations
    • Asbestos removal (beginning summer 2024 while students and staff are out of the building)

     

  • Progress Report: Week of July 9th, 2024

    Auditorium Renovations:

    To ensure the best long term viability of our auditorium, there has been a slight delay in completion. Instead of projected completion by late September, October 16th is our updated completion date. We commend both AHS and SILSA staff for planning accordingly. 

    • Completed:
      • Roller shade installation
      • Punch list of corrective work
      • Scaffolding removal
      • Partial door and hardwire installation
      • Patch and paint high ceiling
      • OH under balcony
      • Wire pulling
    • Projected Activities for Upcoming Weeks:
      • Under balcony rough is ongoing
      • Lower ceiling framing
      • Door and hardware installation
      • Lower ceiling touch up
      • Foam and pour handicapped seating
      • Floor installation
      • Sleeper installation
  • Progress Report: Week of June 24th, 2024

    Gymnasium Renovations:

    • June 26th - July 9th: Projected completion window
    • Completed:
      • Outlets installed in floor boxes
      • New gate installed
    • Projected Activities for Upcoming Weeks:
      • Final paint
      • Final clean

    Auditorium Renovations:

    • Completed:
      • Punch list of corrective work 
      • Roller shade installed 
      • Paint touch ups
      • Under balcony catwalk railings installed
      • Test and balance performed 
      • T-stats installed
      • Prime and first coat of paint on lower walls
    • Projected Activities for Upcoming Weeks:
      • Under balcony rough is ongoing
      • Scaffolding removal
      • Mount speaker brackets
      • Lower ceiling framing
      • Doors and hardware installed
      • Form and pour handicapped seating
      • Sleeper installation
      • Flooring installation
  • Progress Report: Week of June 17th, 2024

    Gymnasium Renovations:

    • June 26th - July 9th: Projected completion window
    • Completed:
      • Outlets installed in floor boxes
    • Projected Activities for Upcoming Weeks:
      • Final paint
      • Final clean
      • New gate installation

    Auditorium Renovations:

    • Completed:
      • AV rough is on stage
      • AV room rough is in the fly gallery
      • Fire alarm piping has been relocated under the balcony
      • Air handler units have been started up
      • Low plaster repair is 85% complete
      • Scaffolding on the catwalk has been reworked, additional walkways have been added to lower walls
      • Catwalk railing has been installed
      • Fifth coat of paint has been added to the ceiling and final coat is on high walls
    • Projected Activities for Upcoming Weeks:
      • Scaffolding will come down the week of June 24th 
      • Under balcony rough in installation
      • Basement rough in installation
      • Paint final coats on high ceiling 
      • Insall roller shades
      • Install cove lights
      • Finish under catwalk once scaffolding is lowered
      • Paint catwalk and railing
      • Trim out MEP
  • Progress Report: Week of June 13th, 2024

    Gymnasium Renovations:

    • June 26th - July 9th: projected completion window
    •  Completed:
      • Bleachers installed
      • Field measured for new gate installation
      • Rubber base installed
    • Projected Activities for Upcoming Weeks:
      • New gate installation
      • Paint
      • Final clean

    Auditorium Renovations:

    • Completed:
      • Unit Ventilator has been hooked up
      • Finished prime and 1st coat on gold trim 
      • Finished prime and 1st coat on medallions
      • Insulated piping for UV, controls wiring for AHU's
      • Changed out last two heads in high ceiling
    • Projected Activities for Upcoming Weeks:
      • AV rough in on stage is ongoing
      • Under balcony rough in is ongoing

     

  • Progress Report: Week of May 31st, 2024

    Gymnasium renovations:

    • Completed:
      • Thresholds have been installed
      • Base is 80% complete
      • New bleachers have been delivered
    • Projected activities for upcoming weeks:
      • Bleacher installation
      • Gate rework and installation
      • Painting 
      • Final cleaning

     

  • Progress Report: Week of May 17th

    Auditorium renovations:

    • Completed:
      • Pannel mounted
      • Transformer mounted 
      • AV room rough in
      • Stage rough in
      • High lights are on
      • SILSA offices patched and taped and mudded
      • Removed dehumidifiers and fans from SILSA
      • Changed out drops for new sprinkler heads in high ceiling
      • Installed new unit ventilator on stage
      • Fire caulking stairwells 
    • Projected Activities for Upcoming Weeks:
      • Complete catwalk speaker rough in's
      • Complete prime and first coat on high/mid walls
      • Spray high ceiling
      • Plastar repair
      • Final coats on high ceiling
      • Infill catwalk
      • Rework scaffolding
      • Repaint SILSA offices
      • Deep clean SILSA
  • Progress Report: Week of May 4th, 2024

    Auditorium renovations:

    • Completed:
      • DMX cable pulled to high lights
      • Roller shades rough is complete
      • New stage and rigging components are installed
      • Lights delivered
    • Projected activities for upcoming weeks:
      • AV rough-in in projection/attic 
      • Under balcony rough in ongoing 

    Gymnasium renovations:

    • Completed:
      • New floor installation
      • Paint and finish complete

     

  • Progress Report: Week of April 27, 2024 

    Gymnasium renovations

    • Completed:
      • Sanding and decals ongoing 

    • Projected activities for upcoming weeks:
      • Floor sealing 

    Auditorium renovations:

    • Completed:
      • Hang/tape/finish high ceiling ongoing
      • Installed high lights
      • Removed unit ventilator 
      • Replaced exisiting control values for AHU's
      • AV rough-in in projection/attic
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    • Projected activities for upcoming weeks:
      • Complete hang/tap/finish on high ceiling 
      • High wall plaster repair
      • Rough in for motorized shades
      • Ongoing AV rough in
      • Stage rigging 
  • Progress Report: Week of April 19, 2024 

    Gymnasium renovations

    • Completed:
      • Install flooring

    • Projected activities for upcoming weeks:
      • Sand floor
      • Seal/paint floor

    Auditorium renovations:

    • Completed:
      • Insulation installed
      • Cut and added caps to old radiator lines
      • Changed control valves 
      • Insulated duct drops
      • Repair work for AHU's ongoing
      • Whips for high ceiling lights
      • Light delivery
      • Drywall delivery

    • Projected activities for upcoming weeks:
      • Hang drywall/ACP
      • Ongoing stage rough in
      • High ceiling light install
      • Rough in motorized shades
      • High/mid wall plaster repair
      • MEP in high ceiling
  • Progress Report: Week of April 12, 2024 

    Gymnasium renovations

    • Completed:
      • Slab remediation for moisture content 

    • Projected activities for upcoming weeks:
      • Add floor boxes at bleachers 
      • Install flooring

    Auditorium renovations:

    • Completed:
      • Framing complete
      • In-wall rough in ongoing
      • OH ongoing
      • Stage rough in
      • Unit repair work ongoing
      • Installing duct drops in high ceiling 

    • Projected activities for upcoming weeks:
      • OH rough in
      • Insulate ceilings
      • Stage rough in
      • Rough in motorized shades
      • High/mid wall plaster repair
      • MEP in high ceiling 
  • Progress Report: Week of April 5, 2024 

    Gymnasium renovations

    • Completed:
      • Finished new lights 

    • Projected activities for upcoming weeks:
      • Slab remediation
      • Add floor boxes at bleachers 
      • Install flooring

    • Schedule: 
      • Delay due to moisture content in the slab exceeding 84% rH

     

  • Progress Report: Week of March 29, 2024 

    Gymnasium renovations

    • Completed:
      • Removed flooring
      • Installed cages on lights

    • Projected activities for upcoming weeks:
      • Slab remediation
      • Install new gym flooring
      • Build scaffolding for last 4 lights on 2nd floor


    Auditorium renovations:

    • Completed:
      • Ongoing stage rough in
      • High ceiling demo complete 
      • Cove lighting demo
      • Roller shade demo
      • Interior door demo
      • Supply and return demo

    • Projected activities for upcoming weeks:
      • Mock-up for ACP and plaster
      • Motorized shade rough in
      • Cove lighting rough in
      • Drop sprinkler heads high ceiling and under balcony
      • Roller shade build-out