by Rick Griffin
Erickson-Hall Construction Co. has announced it has completed modernization work at El Cajon Valley High School. The improvements included expanding the school’s 54-year-old welding building by adding a new classroom and instructional lab, along with increasing the special education suites with modernized classrooms. Additional restrooms were also added to the building. A total of 16,866 square feet was improved on the $3.6 million modernization project. The project was made possible by Proposition 1D, a grant that funded the welding classrooms, and Proposition U, a bond that paid for the special education areas. The design team on the project consisted of Sprotte + Watson Architecture and Planning, and landscape architect George Mercer. Project engineers included Wiseman and Rohy, structural engineers; Cherry Engineering, civil engineers; Turpin and Rattan, electrical engineers; and Marick and Associates, mechanical engineers.