Hopefully everyone one had a great New Year’s and is keeping their resolutions; ours would include being safe, healthy and getting the shingles up on the south side Care Center Addition. Last week, the crews continued to put up roof trusses, roof sheathing and insulation. The shingles showed up on site. Inside the crews continue work in the boiler room and I understand the CCNSHCC employees are having some fun with Boldt Superintendent Mike Knudsen…….
December 22nd officially marks the First Day of Winter, at least according to the calendar and on-site we of course have snow and ice. Even with the inclement weather, crews continue to work safely and show progress. On the south Care Center addition, you can see the Densglass insulation going up on the exterior walls and the roof is being sheathed. Inside, the mechanical contractor says the water heaters and boilers were turned on.
What’s with the blue and green pipes? In case you’ve been wondering why the mechanical room pictures look a bit like a scene form Wisconsin Dells with the brightly colored pipes, they are Polypropylene pressure pipes; better flow and corrosion resistant versus their cast iron counterparts.
Wishing everyone a safe and Merry Christmas !
The crews set their first structural steel at the Care Center. We continue to set the wooden roof trusses. Other activities include sewer utilities, work in the mechanical room – new boilers should be up in running just in time for the colder weather, and pouring the concrete slab in the south Care Center addition.
As with most construction projects, progress seems very slow at first, as everything is at or below ground. But once the actual building addition starts to be erected, it looks like real progress and at a much faster pace. The crews put up their first wall sections and roof trusses on the new Care Center addition.
A semi carrying an 18,000 gallon LP tank showed up on site today. Using two Boldt cranes, we were able to lift the 45,000 pound tank and set onto the support saddles. The crane pick took less then 15 minutes.
A lot is happening on-site. Inside the mechanical room, the concrete pads for the three new boilers were poured and the boilers set in place. The electricians have run a number of conduits and stubbed up into the mechanical room. The BOLDT crane has arrived on site to set the wooden roof trusses for the Care Center additions. The earthwork crews continued to backfill both the north and south side Care Center additions.
Seems like a shame, but we are covering up our new foundations for the Care Center or in construction we call it backfilling.