Happy Groundhogs Day !

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.

Ductwork

Ductwork

electrical outlets

electrical outlets

copper piping

copper piping

new electrical panels

new electrical panels

inside north Care Center additon

inside north Care Center additon

view from the Care Center activity area to the construction zone

view from the Care Center activity area to the construction zone

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View from above of both the new Care Center additions

View from above of both the new Care Center additions

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Week ending January 23rd, 2016 progress

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.

resident room "early mock-up" with tool box as bed
resident room “early mock-up” with tool box as bed
future resident shower area

future resident shower area

metal studs south additon

metal studs south additon

setting roof trusses on north side Care Center

setting roof trusses on north side Care Center

North side Care Center

North side Care Center

Inside north addition

Inside north addition

Propone heaters providing temporary heat for new addition

Propone heaters providing temporary heat for new addition

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plastic shelter and temp doorway

plastic shelter and temp doorway

Dry type transformers on new mezzanine floor

Dry type transformers on new mezzanine floor

electrical conduit crawl space below new transformers

electrical conduit crawl space below new transformers

New electrical panels

New electrical panels

 

 

Care Center Art Wall

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.

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Roughing in the Care Center South

CC South - bathroom floors

CC South – bathroom floors

CC South Side ductwork

CC South Side ductwork

CC South interior progress

CC South interior progress

CC South interior progress

CC South interior progress

Generator

Generator

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Mezzanine progress

Mezzanine progress

CC North - metal studs

CC North – metal studs

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.

 

Brrr…remember the phrase Polar Vortex? Feels like it’s back

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.

North side Care Center - metal studs going up

North side Care Center – metal studs going up

Shingles are up on the SS Care Center addition

Shingles are up on the SS Care Center addition

Finance Director on tour

Finance Director on tour

Working on the roof for mezzanine

Working on the roof for mezzanine

Boldt carpenters preparing ceiling opening and footing for new column

Boldt carpenters preparing ceiling opening and footing for new column

Steel beam for future mezzanine

Steel beam for future mezzanine

New steel column for mezzanine

New steel column for mezzanine

SS Care Center interior progress

SS Care Center interior progress

SS Care Center interior progress

SS Care Center interior progress

Exterior progress of SS Care Center addition

Exterior progress of SS Care Center addition

New boilers up and running

New boilers up and running

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