The construction team has worked hard to get us back on schedule after the rain and cleanup delays. The work for the week progressed well.
Concrete was poured on the north and south side areas. They saw cut a new door on the south side of the building, the second confessional, north windows, new entry to the electrical room and cleaned up a number of old openings. Old gas meter and main gas line (an 8 foot assembly) has been removed allowing for construction work to continue on the south side.READ MORE
The ABC stone will be spread next week in preparation for pouring of the slabs. Concrete has been ordered for next Wednesday for pouring the slabs. Workers will be saw-cutting the east and west walls for the i-beams that will support the loft. The choir loft decking is 4 to 6 weeks out which may impact the pouring of the west slab. We need to allow the heavy equipment access to construct the loft infrastructure. The masonry on the north and south side of the buildings will commence after the slabs are poured. We will see the walls starting to go up.READ MORE
The underground plumbing has been completed on the north side of the building. The City inspected the work and passed it. The remaining underground plumbing and electrical work continues.
By the end of next week the slabs should begin getting poured. The north and south areas will be first. The west side will be completed after the steel for the choir loft arrives and is installed. It will take an 8,000 pound forklift to lift the 4,000 pound beam.
There are no pictures this week as the visible work did not change.
Construction continues at a good rate, since the delays encountered from the previous rain storms.
The underground utilities continue. The underground plumbing for the new restrooms on the northside of the building is complete. Reconnecting the underground plumbing to the existing restrooms is scheduled to be completed next week. The underground electrical work is scheduled to start next week.READ MORE
The accomplishments last week: the completion of the masonry stem walls, extended existing electrical stubs at the northeast corner beyond the north building expansion area, and began the underground plumbing at the north building expansion for restrooms.
Work scheduled for this week: additional demolition of the masonry below grade at the existing removed west wall, complete the installation of the interior footings, complete the installation of the underground plumbing and electrical within the building. (The work, mentioned above, is in anticipation of pouring the floor slabs the first week of September.) Meeting with steel and metal stud framing subcontractors to coordinate deferred roof truss structural design with embeds.READ MORE
The rain impacted the installation of the stem walls. We anticipate the stem walls to be completed by Tuesday. The underground plumbing should be installed next week, depending on the weather. The underground electrical is scheduled for the following week, also depending on the weather.
The storm drainage solution going under the driveway between the main building and the Annex buildings did not hit the targeted plan of being completed prior to the start of school. This was due to supply chain delays. The material is now in. As not to impact the school's car pool lanes, this work will be done during the Christmas break, starting Dec 19.READ MORE
After the rain storm of July 28, there was up to 3 feet of water and mud in many of the footings. The water was pumped out of the footings and the mud was hand shoveled in preparation for the concrete to be poured. The masons were able to begin the installation of the foundation layer of the block before the second rain storm hit. The masons will continue laying block after the footings are pumped out again. The good news: most of the footings had concrete poured into them prior to the second storm hitting.READ MORE