Sunday, January 26, 2014

Work on the Inside!

To date we have only shown pictures of the outside of the building, but there has been a great deal of work going on in the inside, too.  Mechanical, electrical and plumbing are chasing each other up to level four and we have started the steel stair installation at the west end of the building.  The roof will remain open until all stair steel is installed.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Starting to Dry In

We are starting to dry in the building with waterproof membrane on the roof and Tyvek on the walls.  The windows are being installed on the east and north elevations and we're dropping in the steel stairs with the crane through the roof on the west side this week.  We'll button up the roof framing by the end of the month.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Roofing (full court press)

The roof sheathing is moving along at a good clip and should be completed soon.  The metal panel roof installers are preparing the roof for insulation by installing the waterproof protection (see black strips at the ridge line).  Eventually the entire roof will be covered in the black, waterproof material.  The crews are installing the Tyvek paper on the face of the building and the first windows have been installed.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Trusses are Here!

Fourth floor walls were installed over the holiday break and trusses arrived on New Year's Eve.  The first trusses were in the air on January 2 and the framers are moving forward.  The picture shows part one of two trusses, the upper part makes the steep peak.  Roof sheathing starts in the next few weeks.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Fourth Floor Walls Next Week!

The third floor walls, floors and sheathing were moving forward this week and the gable end wall at the east end is currently being built.  Look for standing fourth floor walls next week!  The mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors are feverishly installing their rough in at floors one and two and interior carpet is being purchased this week. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Framing Continues at Warp Speed

The framing crews are taking advantage of the cold but dry weather as they feverishly stand walls on the third floor.  Roof trusses are scheduled to arrive in January.  The plumbing, fire sprinkler, mechanical and electrical contractors and roughing in their piping and boxes on floor one and chasing the framing crews up the floors.

Monday, December 2, 2013

More Framing and Almost to the Second Floor.

Major framing progress is occuring on the east end of the building and structural steel installation at the west end if complete.  Floor joists are currently being installed and second floor walls should be up by the end of the week.
Curbs were poured at the new UC truck turnaround last week and asphalt paving is scheduled to be complete this week.