Topping Out at Crawford High School

April 14, 2021

Turner Construction Company's San Diego team raised the final steel beam to celebrate the official topping out of the Crawford High School project.

Just a few short weeks before students return to in-person learning, the final steel beam for Crawford High School’s three-story classroom, student services, and performing arts building was hoisted into place. Staff, students, and alumni signed the beam before it was successfully raised.

“Our team at Crawford is very proud to have been able to continuously respond and provide solutions to challenges,” said Turner's Project Manager, Cicero Rodriguez. “They have successfully overcome constraints to keep this project moving forward.”

As part of the San Diego Unified School District’s school bond program, the Crawford High School College, Career, and Technical Education (CCTE) and Whole Site Modernization project began in three construction phases. The first phase of construction, completed in July 2020, upgraded the automotive CCTE program with a new building, three service bays, and a dedicated alignment bay. The existing auto lab received a renovated classroom, an engine lab, and a single bay demonstration lift. The second phase, completed in August 2020, included renovations to classrooms, security upgrades to fire alarms and emergency communications systems, as well as installation of security lighting and security cameras. Existing restrooms and the food services area were also renovated.

Now in the final phase, Turner demolished the existing auditorium to create a three-story structure that will house twenty classrooms, a performing arts center, and a student services office suite. The building includes a drop-off and pickup area, which will be accompanied by a parking lot as the final piece. Construction will be complete in winter 2022 for the building and spring 2023 for the lot.

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