Happy New Year !

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…….

south side Care Center

south side Care Center

south side Care Center

south side Care Center

shingles are on site

shingles are on site

New boilers

New boilers

new column for roof trusses in Care Center

new column for roof trusses in Care Center

Construction info board

Construction info board

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First Day of Winter

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 !

 

South Care Center progress

South Care Center progress

South Care Center progress

South Care Center progress

South Care Center progress

South Care Center progress

Interior remodel - new pipe stubs and concrete patch work

Interior remodel – new pipe stubs and concrete patch work

Interior demolition

Interior demolition

Mechanical room

Mechanical room

Mechanical Room

Mechanical Room

North Care Center addition - covered footings

North Care Center addition – covered footings

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Setting first structural steel and progress photos week ending Dec. 11th

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.

Wooden roof trusses and structural steel

Wooden roof trusses and structural steel

Structural steel

Structural steel

Mezzanine structural steel

Mezzanine structural steel

CC - south side slab pour

CC – south side slab pour

Boiler

Boiler

Mechanical room piping

Mechanical room piping

Mezzanine foundations

Mezzanine foundations

Wooden roof trusses

Wooden roof trusses

South side Care Center addition

South side Care Center addition

North side Care Center addition

North side Care Center addition

Underground utilities

Underground utilities

North side storm sewer

North side storm sewer

Storm sewer

Storm sewer

Week ending Dec. 6th, 2015 Progress Photos

The new Care Center South addition is really taking shape as the roof trusses are set.  Inside the mechanical contractor continues to work on the new boilers and piping.  We’ve started some interior work as seen by the sheetrock partitions.

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The first metal studs are up and trusses are set

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.

First trusses being set

First trusses being set

Wall sections being erected

Wall sections being erected

Care Center north underground plumbing

Care Center north underground plumbing

New transformer pad

New transformer pad

Transformer set

Transformer set

New generator pad

New generator pad

18,000 gallon LP tank set

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.

Two crane pick - LP tank.

Two crane pick – LP tank.

With deer hunting comes cold weather; good thing the new boilers are here

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.

New boilers

New boilers

Boldt crews pouring concrete boiler pads

Boldt crews pouring concrete boiler pads

Boldt crane

Boldt crane

Wooden roof trusses for Care Center additions

Wooden roof trusses for Care Center additions

South side Care Center addition

South side Care Center addition

North side Care Center foundations

North side Care Center foundations

North side Care Center foundations complete with insulation

North side Care Center foundations complete with insulation

Below grade electrical conduits

Below grade electrical conduits

Stubbed electrical conduits

Stubbed electrical conduits

Electrical conduits in mechanical room

Electrical conduits in mechanical room

Backfilling the foundations for Care Center addition

Seems like a shame, but we are covering up our new foundations for the Care Center or in construction we call it backfilling.

Backfilling the Care Center foundations

Backfilling the Care Center foundations

Backfilling the Care Center foundations

Backfilling the Care Center foundations

New underground electrical conduits

New underground electrical conduits

Patient wing addition foundations

Patient wing addition foundations

Patient wing progress

Patient wing progress