6-7-2023 - The building is really shaping up as construction soon comes to an end. Flooring throughout the building is almost complete. The walls are painted and restroom fixtures, lighting fixtures and fire alarms have been installed. Outside, the concrete apron and catch basin have been completed.
5-23-2023 - This week will see a number of items checked off the list that bring the project very close to completion…the finish coat of paint is being applied this week. Flooring installation will begin on Thursday. Lighting will be installed towards the end of the week and into next week. The existing doors which were re-used have been installed. Cabinetry is installed in work room areas.
5-16-2023 - It’s hard to believe that just months ago the building was an open shell and now contractors are priming walls, laying tile in the restrooms, and installing ceiling grid and lights this week. Within the next week HVAC diffusers will be installed, door frames will be painted, as will the majority of the walls, and soon thereafter carpet and flooring will be installed! It won’t be long before we’re moving in!
5-5-2023 - Drywall is nearing completion. Blown-in insulation is ongoing and should be completed by next week. Ceiling grid installation will begin in the next week after above-ceiling inspection is completed.
4-25-2023 - I hope the pics don't look all the same this week...but with drywall going up many of the spaces look very similar. The good news is that drywall installation marks another milestone on the schedule and should be completed mid-next week. One interesting note - as we viewed the building space at the initial stages without any walls it seemed small...and as walls were framed and now drywall is being added and the space takes shape it appears bigger (which seems counterintuitive). Electrical work and insulation work is ongoing through the next few weeks. Casework (cabinetry) is in the wings awaiting the go ahead from the general contractor. Finally, the parking lot milling and resurfacing is in the final stages of scheduling. For those who are familiar with our current parking lot (and even the state of the current one at the Seville building) this will be a welcome change - no huge potholes!
4-21-2023 - Insulation and sheetrock installation has begun at the new building. Additionally, HVAC insulation work and wire pulls to control boxes have also been completed. New windows have been installed where needed. They building is really starting to take shape and we are beginning to get a real feel for the space we will have available.
3-28-2023 - Progress continues at an amazing pace…while the pictures may not show it as well as in-person, the walls are all up and the office space is really coming together! Ironically, what looked perhaps too small when it was wide open now looks “just right” with the walls in place. HVAC units were delivered today while we were on-site for a progress meeting. Electrical and plumbing are moving along and there will be an inspection in 2 weeks for these items. Color selections have been made. Door - keying determinations are being finalized. The project remains on schedule - we can’t speak highly enough about the team working on this project for the ESC!
3-14-2023 - As you might be able to tell from the pictures, demolition of the interior spaces is now complete. The crew has prepared the largest section of the building for the concrete slab to be poured (it was previously unfinished). Additionally, in the finished sections of the building multiple saw cuts were made to put in electrical and plumbing connections. As with any major project the beginning stages set the foundation (literally in this case!) for the rest of the project. Progress may not be as readily apparent in the pictures but once these major milestones are completed it paves the way for everything else to go smoothly. So far, so good in regards to the schedule - the crew is on schedule and on budget.
3-7-2023 - Wow! What a difference a week makes! Last week’s update showed the initial stages of demolition but in one week the construction crew has already moved on to relocating walls, saw cutting the floor to add bathroom plumbing, and bringing in ductwork for the unfinished space. Upon walking into the building this week we were struck by how quickly the building is taking shape. While we know there will be challenges ahead, the progress and collaboration with our general contractor has been positive and reassuring.
2-28-2023 - Demolition has begun on the building. Cabinets and doors are being removed for reuse in the project. The electricians and plumbers have been on-site making necessary modifications to allow for safe demolition of walls and ceilings. Soon to follow the demolition, the plumbers will be back on-site to rough in all the underground plumbing for the building with concrete to follow them where necessary.