Bristol Elementary School
Bristol School District #1 is a one-building district serving students in PK through eighth grade. Located in the Village of Bristol in southeastern Wisconsin, the district is bounded by 216th Avenue to the west and Interstate 94 to the east. State Line Road comprises the southern boundary while the north boundary is one-half mile north of Highway 50.
Despite the nearly 100 days of snow cover and below freezing temperatures in 2014, work on Bristol Elementary School’s new 2-story, 16 classroom addition moved forward. This was largely because of the careful planning done at the beginning of the project’s design and construction process. To help allow a quick October start, notice to proceed was given on an early excavation and underground plumbing bid package. This work was soon followed by footings and foundations and before mid November, the project was already out of the ground. A new electrical service was installed by Thanksgiving. In early December – just as the first snow and cold arrived – construction on the concrete block backup wall began. The change in the weather required all first floor masonry work to be completed inside climate controlled poly tents. The precast planking for the addition’s second floor was set in place in early February. In April, steel joists were set and a weather-tight roof installed to allow interior construction work to proceed. One of the new technologies for school addition was a spray-on insulation for the addition’s exterior walls. Saving both material and time, this closed cell coating system eliminated all air leaks and has the same energy conserving characteristics as the rigid board system it replaced.
Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) provided civil engineering services to Green Associates for the classroom addition at the south wing of the school. EEA also assisted with the relocation of a service drive around the new addition as well as a new access to the 203rd avenue (west of the school) to minimize the need to exit onto Highway 45.