• Hira Qureshi

PVS construction makes progress

The construction for Pleasant View School’s new building is underway with major developments in its progression.

The new building will allow for students and faculty to have more space for the consistently growing school population.

“Alhamdulillah, the construction has progressed very smoothly despite some unanticipated events,” said Mohamad Elabiad, one of the board members. “The main event that we had to adjust for this year was the quantity and quality of rainy days we have had. InshaAllah this is a good omen. It has nevertheless delayed construction several weeks. Other than that, we have been blessed with the progress.”

Saffarini Properties Investment, INC, the contractor for the building, has completed the construction of the metal building. In the new two weeks, the work will focus on the second floor, building the elevator tower, closing the building, and installing the connector bridge between the previous and new building built.

They also plan to work on expanding a parking lot with more high schoolers enrolling each year. The lower school playground will be enlarged and relocated next to the new parking lot close to where the lower school will be located.

The idea for the building was conceived in 2015 when space became an issue.

PVS was established in 1997 as a daycare to eighth grade school but it began expanding with student population increasing an average 20 percent each year as they added on high school grades.

A three-room expansion was added in 2013 to help but the student population continued to increase so the school opened up four portable classrooms in 2014. Unfortunately there was a fire that same year that destroyed them.

The board decided it was cheaper to build another building than to fix the temporary expansion.

The building is projected to be completed in the second semester of 2018 however it may take some more time.

“As with any construction, unanticipated events will always arise and slow down the work. Alhamdulillah, we have been blessed with a constriction team that has always found a way to keep the work progressing,” Elabiad said. “InshaAllah we are looking forward a new building that the whole community will be proud of.”

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