Transformation of FHS
Did you know?
Did you know?
Archived "Did You Know?" Section
- Did you know that the two new buildings which comprise Phase I have a total of 75 toilets, 20 urinals, and 84 sinks?
- Did you know that in order to supply electrical power throughout the Performing Arts/Student Commons building and the Athletics/Administration building, approximately 600,000 feet, or more than 113 miles, of electrical wiring has been installed? In addition to the electrical wiring, 120,000 feet, or almost 23 miles, of Cat6 data cable has been installed to support the data transmission requirements for the two buildings.
- Did you know that there will be 18 retractable basketball backboards and goals in the new Athletics/Administration building? Installation of the retractable supports, backboards and goals in the competition arena and practice gymnasiums is almost completed.
- On most days, 80 to 100 construction workers are on the job site, of whom the vast majority are Northwest Arkansas residents. These workers buy food, fuel, and other items from businesses located close to the project, creating a positive economic impact for Fayetteville.
- Did you know that the stone being used to clad the lower sections of the new buildings' exterior comes from a quarry near Mena, Arkansas? The stone color is known as "Smokey Mountain Blue" and one of the characteristics of this particular stone is a subtle change in color that will occur as the light changes during the day, complementing the color and texture of the exterior metal panels. This product also contributes to the acquisition of LEED Certification points because it comes from within a 500-mile radius of the job-site.
- Did you know that the FHS campus stormwater runoff detention system, which is required by local, state, and Federal statues, is located below ground level, underneath what will soon be the visitor/staff parking area and central courtyard, adjacent to MLK Boulevard? The detention system, which is a series of very large interconnected concrete boxes, regulates the flow of the water that crosses the campus and then enters the City's stormwater system, preventing the stormwater system from potentially being overloaded during heavy rain events. The capacity of the underground detention system easily exceeds 500,000 gallons of water. Locating the system below ground level allows better utilization of the campus for academic buildings and outdoor gathering area for students.
- Approximately 8,500 cubic yards, or more than 30 million pounds, of concrete has been placed on the site to-date. This is enough concrete to fill two and one-half Olympic-size swimming pools. In addition to the large volume of concrete placed on the site, by the time Phase I is completed, approximately 3,000 gallons of low VOC (volatile organic compound) paint will have been applied to various surfaces in the Fine Arts/Student Commons and Athletics/Administration buildings.
- In the Competition Arena and the two practice gymnasiums combined, there are 29,280 square feet of maple flooring. In addition to the “Purple Bulldog” logo on the Competition Arena floor, once construction is completed, the Bulldog logo will be found painted or engraved at 6 other locations within the new buildings.