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Tyee Recycles Concrete, Salvages Wood, Pours Foundation

Tyee Recycles Concrete, Salvages Wood, Pours Foundation

Building a New Tyee High School

We are getting creative to reduce waste by reusing Tyee High School building materials.

As demolition ended in October, concrete from the old Tyee High School is being recycled to reduce waste disposal and concrete truck deliveries in SeaTac.

Absher Construction is crushing the concrete on site for later use as base material under new concrete.

Piles of concrete being crushed for recycling at Tyee project.

The new design by Integrus Architecture calls for salvaged wood from the old building.

Wood beams salvaged in a pile.

The original exposed glulam wood beams were saved to reuse in the ceiling and roof deck of the new library. First step is to sandblast the paint off.

The main gym floor was cut into sections that will be reused as display cabinets and more in the new school.

Two photos collaged: Gym floor sections, former wood Tyee campus sign as a table.

Absher Construction found a fun way to repurpose a thick wood sign from when the Tyee campus was three small schools--they turned it into a beautiful jobsite conference table!

Tall crane to pour concrete foundations at Tyee

On October 30, the first concrete was poured to create the foundation for what will become a flexible performance space and the music program spaces. 

Constructing forms for concrete foundations.

This coming week the contractor will continue constructing forms to get ready to pour the concrete foundation for the career and technical education (CTE) spaces and the school support services areas.

Visit the Tyee High School construction project page to view more photos of demolition and construction, or to check out the design renderings and site map.