#17. Yelm High School improvements

Rendering courtesy Erickson McGovern
Yelm High School’s new academic building will have a wall of windows above its main entry.

1315 Yelm Ave., Yelm

$22,867,515 (original) $23,274,424

Type of contract:
Hard bid

Start of construction:
Sept. 27, 2004

Expected completion date:
Sept. 21, 2006 (substantial completion)


Yelm High School was built in 1976 and designed to house 932 students. It now holds over 1,400 students in four buildings.

The project consists of the multi-phased construction of a new 76,396-square-foot, two-story building; modernization of the gymnasium and industrial arts buildings; and demolition of two buildings containing administrative offices and classrooms.

The new structure is being constructed in what was the main parking lot. After the new structure is finished, the old buildings will be demolished and a new parking lot constructed. Areas will be designated for future classrooms adjacent to the new structure.

Primary building elements include cast-in-place concrete, masonry, structural steel, wood and light-gauge metal framing, asphalt shingle roofing, preformed metal panels, aluminum storefront and windows, miscellaneous finishes, mechanical and fire sprinkler upgrades, and new electrical systems.

The civil component includes new parking lots and sidewalks; improvements to water, storm and sewer utilities; and new landscaping and irrigation.



Berschauer Phillips Construction Co., P.O. Box 11489, Olympia, WA, 98508-1489,
(360) 754-5788


Erickson McGovern, 120 131st St. S., Tacoma, WA 98444-4804,
(253) 531-0206


BCE Engineers (mechanical)

Hultz/BHU/Cross Consulting Engineers (electrical)

Putnam Collins Scott Associates (structural)

Jerome Morrisette & Associates (civil)

Construction manager:

Construction Services Group


Yelm Community Schools No. 2

Other Participants
Accent Masonry
AI Industries
Betschart Mechanical
Controlled Rain
Corona Steel
Groff Electric
Northstar Fire Protection
Smith & Greene Co.
Stagecraft Industries
Summit Environmental

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