At the end of December, 54% of the construction period had elapsed. Although three winter storms created some variance to start the new year, the project continues to move along at a great pace. Exterior work included the installation of precast panels in the CTE wing and steelwork in the auditorium for the balcony, catwalks, and fly loft structures. Temporary enclosures were created in several areas to allow for temporary heating. Drywall and painting began in the south portion of the building including the athletics areas, which was the first phase of construction. Excavation of the west end of the pool (deep end) began and underfloor piping in the pool is in progress. Pool materials were delivered and are being stored on site. The new Ames High School is scheduled to open in August 2022.