Demolition begins at Issaquah High School
April 16, 2009
By Chantelle Lusebrink
NEW — 5 p.m. April 16, 2009
Demolition crews from Cornerstone General Contractors Inc. began work at Issaquah High School yesterday.
Employees were on hand to begin demolition of buildings J and M, which were completely taken down today. Demolition work on the inside of the gym has started, but major work to tear down that building won’t begin until Monday after students and employees hold a ceremony to mark the occasion.
Cornerstone, a Bothell-based contractor, was awarded the contract by school board members March 11. Cornerstone had the lowest bid for the project, $61.5 million, among the nine contractors who submitted applications for the work. The project budget for the school is $84 million.
Crews have been moving onto the site since March 25, surveying the area, prioritizing work and prepping the site with fencing and trailers.
The project is awaiting final construction permits from the city. Work on new buildings won’t begin until then.