Construction Updates

Rendering of Memorial addition

Project Details

Memorial is creating additional space to accommodate the full-day kindergarten program. 

Additions include:

  • A new kitchen and cafeteria
  • Additional resource space
  • A PE office
  • A new playground area replacing the playground space lost due to the addition
  • Courtyard and outdoor educational space

Drawing of Memorial Addition
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Project Timeline

Construction began in May 2018 and is scheduled to be complete in May 2019.


Please check back regularly for updates on the construction at Memorial.

April 26, 2019

The new concrete around the cafeteria is in progress. The suspended ceiling system has been installed and electricians have begun installing light fixtures.

April 12, 2019

Drywall installation and taping is complete, and interior painting is in progress. New window openings have been made and windows have been installed into the existing kitchen wall, which will be a new resource room. All work around the south retention pond is complete and site work around the new cafeteria has resumed. Planned sewer work that was scheduled to be completed during Spring Break will be postponed until after school ends at the request of the Village of Tinley Park.

March 11, 2019

Drywall installation has begun. The HVAC contractor has completed the installation of the HVAC RTU and four powered fan boxes in the cafeteria. Electricians, plumbers, and sprinkler fitters have completed rough-in work. Pipe and ductwork insulation is almost finished. Sewer work will be completed during spring break.

February 22, 2019

Installation of the HVAC powered fan boxes and boiler piping has been completed and the duct work in the cafeteria is almost finished. Pipe and ductwork insulation is in progress, and the HVAC rooftop unit is operational. Exterior doors have been installed, and the new opening leading to the future resource room located where the existing kitchen is located has been finished. 

February 8, 2019

The cafeteria exterior curtain wall installation of glass and insulated panels have been finished. The HVAC contractor is in the progress of installing powered fan boxes, duct work, and boiler piping in the cafeteria. 

January 24, 2019

The cafeteria exterior curtain wall installation continues with the installation of glass and insulated panels. Electricians completed the final hook-up of cafeteria power into the existing electrical switchgear. The rooftop HVAC unit was delivered and set in place on the cafeteria roof.

January 4, 2019

The remaining west parking lot lights have been restored. Electricians have also pulled the new main wiring from the building switch gear to the cafeteria and are in the process of wiring the cafeteria. Installation of the exterior curtain wall of the cafeteria has begun. A new natural gas line was installed from the boiler room to the cafeteria, and a new fire sprinkler line was installed in the cafeteria and tied into the exiting system. Masons have blocked up two windows and one doorway which will no longer be used. 

November 30, 2018

The interior steel stud work has been completed. Electricians, plumbers, sheet metal workers, and mechanical contractors have completed the rough-in work in the interior of the cafeteria.

November 9, 2018

The interior steel stud work continues. Electricians, plumbers, sheet metal workers and mechanical contractors continue working on the interior of the cafeteria, while contractors completed the installation of the warning track along the east side of the playground area.

October 25, 2018

The electricians are in the process of relocating and installing two of the west-side parking lot lights. During the next 2 weeks, interior wall framing will begin along with rough-in electrical and mechanical work. Landscaping and the warning track work are scheduled around the east side playground next week. 

October 15, 2018

The steel support structure and roof decking has been completed. Roof drain work, along with support curbs for mechanical equipment on the roof, is in progress. Protective bollards have been installed along the east side playground. In the coming weeks, landscaping and the warning track around the east side of the playground will begin and roofing will be completed.
Memorial Cafeteria Construction

September 10, 2018

Some of the excavated soil was determined to be contaminated as it had a fuel smell. As a result of this smell, and only the smell, the normal landfill would not accept the soil. This is a common occurrence on construction sites where excavation is taking place. The soil was tested to determine the appropriate landfill disposal location and has been removed from the Memorial School site. 

The underground electrical and plumbing work has been completed for the cafeteria. The concrete slab is scheduled to be poured this week and the installation of the steel columns, beams, and joists will begin.

August 20, 2018

New VCT flooring was installed in the hallway and in two rooms. District staff waxed the floors and rooms were set up for teachers.

The new sidewalk and curbs on the east side were completed and the light bollards were re-installed. The concrete basketball bases were poured and new east side playground asphalt has been completed. Basketball hoops and playground striping is scheduled to be completed by August 22. 

August 6, 2018

The plans call for the two classrooms where the sanitary line trenching was completed to have all new VCT floor tile installed. Installation of the new VCT tile to begin with completion scheduled for August 8.  

Excavation of the east playground was completed and storm water management basins and lines have been installed. Site utility work in the  water detention area has also been completed. Storm water site work continues on the west side of the school. 

The electrical sub-contractor is working on the new electrical supply for the west side parking lights. The east side parking light electrical work was completed last week and the relocation of the lighted bollards will be finished this week.

The curb and sidewalk leading to the main entrance was removed and a new, handicap-accessible curb and sidewalk was completed.

The new basketball hoops on the east playground are scheduled to be installed by the end of the week followed by the asphalt work to be completed by the first day of school. 

The cafeteria foundation walls were back-filled and poured on Tuesday. The below ground plumbing within the cafeteria will be completed soon.

The sanitary line trenching was completed and the new sanitary line was installed, backfilled and the replacement concrete has been poured.

July 16, 2018

Trenching for the cafeteria foundation was completed and concrete footings were poured. Site work on East playground area has also begun. The sanitary line trenching was completed and the new sanitary line was installed, backfilled and the replacement concrete has been poured

July 2, 2018

Construction fencing has been installed. Early Learning playground fencing has been removed and the demolition and excavation of the west playground asphalt area is primarily completed. Trenching for new sanitary line is in progress.

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