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District Facilities / Construction 2018-01-04T10:43:32+00:00

Welcome to the Silver Falls School District Facilities/Construction page.  This site will be updated as frequently as possible.  Click on the following links for information about facility and construction projects across the district.

  • Victor Point Seismic Upgrades: Project Description

    Seismic upgrades occurred throughout the school.  Specific scope of work plans were developed and included the following – 

    • Establish adequate in-plane and out-of-plane connection between top of wall and diaphragm
    • Increase the allowable shear capacity of the roof diaphragm to acceptable levels in portions of the building built prior to 1989.
    • The existing gypsum interior finish will be removed and replaced. The walls will be adequately attached to the existing slab on grade utilizing post installed anchors and attached to the roof framing using structural screws.
    • Concrete shear walls will be used to provide lateral support
    • Wall posts will be installed to provide secondary gravity support of the roof system in the event the wall collapse. These posts will be attached to the walls to provide support for out-of-plane buckling forces.
    • Proper attachment and bracing for all non-structural components and equipment will be provided.
    • Proper attachment and bracing for all non-structural components and equipment will be provided.
    • All piping and HVAC equipment found throughout the building shall be properly braced and attached to the structure to limit the potential damage.

    This project was funded by a State of Oregon seismic grant award in the amount of $1,167,400.   The engineer/architect for this project was ZCS Engineering of Oregon City.

    Date of Project Completion – Summer 2017

  • Butte Creek School Seismic Upgrades: Project Description

    Seismic upgrades to the cafeteria and other portions of the school. This project was funded by a State of Oregon seismic grant award in the amount of $1,477,882.  The engineer for this project was ZCS Engineering of Oregon City. The general contractor for this project was GBC Construction of Corvallis.

    This project was originally postponed and eventually completed during the summer of 2017. The reasons are described in a letter to the Butte Creek community, here: Letter regarding Butte Creek Project Postponement.

    Date of Project Completion – Summer 2017

  • Silverton Middle School (Schlador Campus Conversion): Project Description

    Converted the Schlador Street Campus (use of gymnasium building and single story portions; use of modular classrooms) for uses by grades 6, 7, 8 formerly housed at Mark Twain School and Robert Frost School.

    Following completion of the project, the multi-story and original (1938) portions of the school remain intact and are not used for student instruction.

    The former agriculture/industrial arts building was removed in May, 2015 to provide sufficient site space for the placement of modular classrooms and to stay within allotted budget for the project.

    Completion of the Silverton Middle School project resulted in the following school changes:

    • Robert Frost School (formerly grades 4,5,6) houses grades 3, 4 and 5
    • Mark Twain School (formerly grades 7,8) houses grades K, 1 and 2

    Date of Project Completion – *Completed Summer 2016*

  • Scotts Mills School Seismic Upgrades: Project Description

    Seismic upgrades to the gymnasium and other portions of the school. This project was funded by a State of Oregon seismic grant award in the amount of $996,976.   The engineer for this project was ZCS Engineering of Oregon City. The general contractor for this project was GBC Construction of Corvallis.

    Date of Project Completion – *Completed Summer 2016*

  • Silverton Middle School Gymnasium Seismic Upgrades: Project Description

    Seismic upgrades to the gymnasium of the school.  Specific scope of work plans are being developed and are expected to include the following — strengthening the connection between the roof and walls; improve sheer capacity of the roof diaphragm to acceptable levels; in-fill construction to provide adequate shear capacity; addition of anchors to transfer lateral loads; proper attachment and bracing for all non-structural components and equipment.

    Estimated Date of Project Completion – Summer, 2018.

    The gymnasium and adjacent area will be closed to the public during construction.

    This project is funded by a State of Oregon seismic grant award in the amount of $1,498,100.  The engineer for this project is ZCS Engineering of Oregon City.  The general contractor for this project will be selected by January, 2018.

  • Robert Frost School Seismic Upgrades:  Project Description

    Seismic upgrades to the covered play area portion of the school. Specific scope of work plans are being developed and are expected to include the following – Provide sheer walls at strategic locations to provide lateral support; provide drag ties to connect the roof diaphragm to sheer walls; strengthen beam brackets to transfer diaphragm loads into shear walls.

    Estimated Date of Project Completion – Summer, 2018.

    The covered play are portion and adjacent areas of the school will be closed to the public during construction. 

    This project is funded by a State of Oregon seismic grant award in the amount of $351,500.  The engineer for this project is ZCS Engineering of Oregon City.  The general contractor for this project will be selected by February, 2018.

  • Mark Twain Elementary School Seismic Upgrades:  Project Description

    Seismic upgrades will occur throughout the school.  Specific scope of work plans are being developed and are expected to include the following – Additional connection hardware added to strengthen the connection between the roof and shear walls; increase shear capacity of the roof diaphragm; in-fill of clerestory windows in strategic locations; construction of new shear walls in strategic locations; addition of anchors to transfer lateral loads from base plates to stem walls; proper attachment and bracing for all nonstructural components and equipment.

    Estimated Date of Project Completion – Summer, 2019.

    The Mark Twain Elementary School campus will be closed to the public during construction.

    This project is funded by a State of Oregon seismic grant award in the amount of $1,498,575.  The engineer for this project is ZCS Engineering of Oregon City.  The general contractor for this project will be selected by January, 2019.