The first day of spring has come and gone, but we’re still enjoying winter; snow and cold. The crews continue to hang sheetrock, put up metal studs, run duct work, grout the showers and hook up the electrical panels. According to our Superintendent, they’ll be receiving the windows this week and we’ll start taping the sheetrock. Good thing the windows are coming, because we hear the employees are drawing their own outside scenes on the future window openings.
The tiling crews have started putting the tile in the new resident showers. Crews are now installing the steel door frames in the new addition. Crews have focused a lot of work on the tie-in portions of the two additions.
Each week the exterior of the building moves towards taking its’ final shape. Inside the crews continue to frame in the interior walls and rough in plumbing and electrical for the future resident rooms in the Care Center additions.
It was brought to our attention that there has been much conversation about the “Room with a View” above the Care Center. In fact, the Boldt crane was on-site to lift some equipment into the new space. Drum roll….it was not in fact desks, but mechanical / hvac equipment for the new mechanical room. Inside the south Care Center addition, crews are putting up sheetrock. Holden/Agate Electric is busy hooking up the generators to the automatic switches and installing new switchboards and panels in the electrical room.
Well, we’re halfway thru winter and depending on what time you came outside this morning, you may or may not have seen your shadow. To be on the safe side, we should all plan on at least six more weeks of winter and hope for the best ! Inside the south Care Center addition, the sheetmetal crews are busy installing duct work and the electricians are running their receptacles and light switches.
Inside the south side Care Center, the crews continue to build out with metal studs. They had a walk through with the care teams in an early mock-up of a resident room to see where the resident’s bed will go (mock-up was a construction job site box) and the future shower, sink and toilets. On the north side, crews were setting the wooden roof trusses. Where one of the old boilers was, a new structural steel mezzanine is in place where the transformers sit with conduits and wiring below in a crawl space.
The Care Center team and residents have been having some fun with the temporary walls and column posts by turning them into art walls. The care team has put their heights and names on one post, hand prints with names on another and then the residents have put some nice butterflies on the project update wall.
Inside the new south Care Center addition, Peterson Sheet Metal is busy setting hangers and duct work, Boldt crews are putting up metal studs and pouring the concrete for the bathroom floors. On the north Care Center, crews are setting exterior wall studs. Holden / Agate Electric is hooking up the generator and the new water heaters are up and running.
With the colder weather, the exterior crews are bundled up and putting up shingles on the south side Care Center addition, putting up metal studs on the north side Care Center addition and working on the Care Center’s roof and inside to place steel columns and beams for the new mezzanine. Inside it is warm and toasty thanks to the three new boilers. I understand CCNSHCC’s Finance Director, Vera, got to bundle up for a tour.