New Science Building at El Capitan High Complete

May 27, 2010

Construction has been completed on a new science building at El Capitan High School.

The project -- which was led by Erickson-Hall Construction -- involved building a single-story 15,900-square-foot facility that houses eight classrooms for the chemistry, biology and physics departments along with a "prep room" for staff.

The $4.80 million project -- located in the Grossmont Union High School District -- was built using wood framing with a unique composite siding-system on the exterior, extensive casework and highly durable chemical resistant epoxy countertops and sinks in all of the classrooms.

The new building is also laced with wireless Internet connection for all staff and students. A European composite panel system, fume hood stations and emergency shower/eyewash stations are also included.

Construction of the project started in February 2009 and took 15 months to complete.

The Erickson-Hall project team consisted of Mat Gates, construction manager; Alfredo Rodriguez, superintendent; and Krista Dempster, project engineer.

Harley Ellis Deveraux was the project's architect.

Subcontractors on this project included the Augustine Company, L&P Electric, Martine Castro Plumbing, GL Construction and Drywall, ISEC Inc., ProSpectra Contrac Flooring and Commercial Openings.