• Construction Updates

    Activity Facility

    Below you will find updates regarding the progress of the  new activity facility at Republic High School. Thank you to our community for voting YES at 71.8% on April 4, 2017! You can continue to see specifics about this bond issue at republicschools.org/bondissue
  • Update 4.9.18

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 4/9/2018

    Despite the cold weather, progress continues to be made on the RHS activity facility!  The concrete pad for the home bleachers has been poured and the bleachers have arrived on site. Installation is underway! An exciting element that was recently added is the installation of the scoreboard, which is nearing completion. The video board and the back logo have been placed on the scoreboard structure. We’re so excited about the interactive abilities this feature will provide. The masonry work is almost complete on the ticket booth and facility entrance. In addition, things are really moving forward with the drywall and painting inside the structures. The project is on time and on budget. We are looking forward to opening this facility this fall! #repmoproud

     

    To see the latest drone footage of the facility, captured by Tristan Bethea, visit https://youtu.be/zcnf-Ldzd2w.

     

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  • Construction Update 2.27.18

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 2/27/2018
    The construction crew continues to make progress on the RHS Activity Facility, even through some difficult weather conditions. The exterior masonry work and the roofing structure is nearing completion at the visitor field house. Electric and plumbing crews continue work on the interior of the building as well. At the home field house the masonry work is up and going, and the roofing crew is installing the base for the roofing panels. Electric and plumbing crews continue work on the interior of the building. Concrete crews are pouring piers for the home bleachers as well as pouring the concrete bleachers and sidewalks. The stadium lights have been installed and the turf installation is complete. Progress feels great! #repmoproud
     
    DRONE FOOTAGE BY JARED DOTY AND TRISTAN BROWN: https://youtu.be/OLOl3ssgSP8
     
     
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  • Progress Despite the Cold!

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 1/29/2018

    Despite the cold, winter weather we’ve experienced lately, the RHS activity facility project continues to move forward! Since the last update the roofing crew has installed trusses and began roof decking on the home field house. The masonry crew has almost completed the exterior brick work on the visitor field house and will move to the home field house shortly. Rubber infill is being placed on the turf, which is the last step in the turf installation process! Plumbers and electricians continue interior work on both field houses, and light poles have been constructed and installed. Dirt work is taking place in preparation for the bleachers and press box, and concrete crews are working on the sidewalks and plaza areas. We are excited to see this continued progress!

    Check out the pictures and drone footage video taken by RHS student, Tristan Bethea: https://youtu.be/cctn0jtXBxs

    1.24.18 update  1.24.18 update2

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  • End of Year Update

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 12/18/2017

    Since the last update, the turf crew has almost completed the installation of the turf. The end zone lettering, mid-field logo, numbers, and hash marks are completed. The next steps involve edging work along the track and placing the rubber fill into the playing surface. The visitor field house has insulation and underlayment for the roof and are awaiting the installation of the roof panels. The home field house is nearing completion with interior and the final exterior walls being constructed. The roof company will begin installation on the roof structure of the home field house once all walls are constructed. The main ticket booth has been constructed and the roof has been installed. Masonry crews will begin bricking the visitor field house and then move on to the ticket booths and the home field house. The light poles are being constructed and prepped for installation, and dirt work is being completed in preparation for the bleachers on both the home and visitor sides. The project continues to be on time and on budget! 

     

    Check out the drone footage and photos captured by students, Jared Doty and Tristan Brown: https://youtu.be/Wsvr1NK7ANs

    Turf Update 1  Turf Update 2  Turf Update 3  Turf Update 4

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  • Turf Installation

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 12/1/2017

    The turf installation has begun on the RHS activity facility! Check out the drone footage by RHS students Jared Doty and Tristan Brown. Despite the windy conditions, these students did a great job!

    DRONE FOOTAGE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/6H3JPl_aBYk

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  • Construction Update 11.7.17

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 11/7/2017

    The construction of the activity facility continues to progress at a wonderful pace. Since the last update, the visitor field house exterior block work has been completed and the metal roof trusses hav​e been installed. Installation of the metal roof panels will be next.

     

    At the home field house site exterior and interior block walls are being constructed. Also, plumbing for the restrooms and concession area is being installed. Once the plumbing is completed the second half of the slab will be poured.

     

    The footing for the ticket booths have been roughed in with conduit being pulled to the location. The dirt work for bleachers on both the home and visitor sides has begun as well. The turf crew has completed all the concrete pours for the track and field events and are putting the final touches on the sub base for the turf. The crew has also installed a goal post. The next steps will be to finalize and test the sub base and then proceed with installation of the turf.

     

    Thank you to our student photography team for these great pictures and drone video footage: https://youtu.be/kaGAwg-711U!

    Activity Facility 11.7.17 one  Activity Facility 11.7.17 two  Activity Facility Update 11.7.17 three  Activity Facility Progress 11.7.17 four

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  • Construction Update 10.23.17

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 10/23/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Construction of the RHS activity facility is moving right along! RHS student Tristan Bethea captured these great shots and awesome video on October 20. Here are a few highlights of the current progress:

    *The sub-base for the turf is being installed.

    *Half of the foundation for the home side concession and locker room area has been completed.

    *Construction of the visitor concession and locker room walls is in progress.

    *The ticket booth area is being dug out this week.

    *Runways for long jump, triple jump and pole vault have been created along with the pad for high jump.

    *Preparations for the goal post foundations are also being made.

    We are on track to open this facility in the fall of 2018!

    DRONE VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/HanBjZ28x6k

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  • Making Progress!

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 10/2/2017

    Thank you to RHS students Tristan Brown and Jared Doty for capturing this footage of the activity facility construction! The perimeter drainage around the field is currently being installed, and play clock footings have been constructed. The old goal posts have been removed as they would have been too short with the new turf going in soon. The foundation has been poured for the visitor side locker rooms and concession stand. In addition, block walls are currently being constructed for the visitor side areas as well. #makingprogress #repmoproud  

    DRONE FOOTAGE: https://youtu.be/yO0dvjuvRx0

     

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  • Ground Has Broken!

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 8/31/2017

    Ground has been broken on the new activity facility at RHS! The large excavating equipment is a sure sign that things are rolling along with this project. Patrons may be surprised to know that one of the first steps will be to install the turf on the field. Dirt work for the turf installation is scheduled to begin as early as next week. Below are some photos of the current work being done on the project. As a reminder, the project is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2018. 

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  • Bids Awarded, Construction to Begin Soon

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 8/7/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Bids for the activity facility project at RHS were received in late July. Through the reviewal process the Board of Education selected the general contracting bid from Federal Construction at a special meeting on August 1. Final plans are being made to break ground in the near future. The bidding process indicated that the project is expected to be constructed within the initial projected budget and also within the initial given timeline. As previously mentioned, the facility is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2018. 

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