Monthly Archives: September 2010
September 30, 2010
We have stairs!! They don’t go anywhere yet, but check back next week. And they have started to install the metal decking – Tony says the concrete will be poured for the second floor next week.
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September 28, 2010
Nearly done with the beam installation. And the round window in the 2nd floor lounge area has been removed to make way for the balcony and glass wall with doors.
September 27, 2010
Work scheduled for this week includes more steel and concrete blocks. The steelworkers will be installing the rest of the beams for the second floor, followed by the metal decking on top that will support the concrete slab. And the … Continue reading
September 24, 2010
It’s been an amazing week at the building – a beehive of activity! By the end of the day on Monday, most of the steel columns for the 2nd floor had been put in place. They used a bobcat and … Continue reading
September 20, 2010
Monday morning – steel delivery. Monday afternoon – steel erection.
September 17, 2010
A milestone day for our new home! The concrete team arrived at 6:30 am to lay down the poly and steel mesh on top of the compacted dirt. By 10:30 am the concrete truck and pump had arrived and they … Continue reading
September 15, 2010
Lots of activity this week – Tony gave me the rundown: the plumbing inspector is due today for a rough inspection, we passed the compaction test (this refers to tamping down the dirt under the concrete slab), the grading is … Continue reading
September 9, 2010
The concrete truck was at the building again yesterday to pour the last of the footings and the piers needed to support the steel structure for the new second floor. It won’t be long now before we get to see … Continue reading
September 2, 2010
Excavation continues for the remainder of the footings – this means lots of digging and moving piles of dirt around. Yesterday they put up the forms for the elevator shaft below grade and the concrete was poured too.