Friday, January 20, 2017

Mid December thru Mid January Time Lapse Video

The weather has been good for January.  We did have some very icy days but generally not to bad.  The most visible change has been the adding of precast stone along the roof line.  The one-story portion of the building has yet to begin.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Mid November thru Mid December Time Lapse

The second floor has been poured and the framing of the 2nd floor exterior wall is progressing. Steel for the south wing is on site.  Construction is running behind about one month so the hope is the building will be totally enclosed by the end of January.

Tomorrows low is predicting to be -10 degrees.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

2nd Floor and What's Next

Additional Photos

The 2nd Floor was poured on Friday December 2nd.  Above you can see workers prepping the floor in November

What is that?   This past summer it was discovered that the well contained in the small brick building (far right) was collapsing and no longer repairable. It has lasted 60 years and been relined many times as is normal. But it is no longer feasible to fix it so a new well is being drilled and the well house will be renovated and updated.  It will be up-to-date and meet all the latest code requirements.   Estimated Cost is around $200,000.  The 2nd larger well house was recently modernized and is in great condition. Our two well system will provide plenty of water security for the future. 

Now that the 2nd floor is poured siding has begun for the two story section of the building.  The area that has only plastic sheeting is an interior wall where the one story south wing is soon to be attached.  They are working on more footings for that section at this time.  Additionally lots of steal has been delivered the last few days.  The goal currently stands to have the building completely enclosed sometime in January. 

Plumbing in the ground for the 2 story wing is almost ready for inspection and then electrical work in the ground will begin.

The south wing soon to be started will be impressive in that it actually has a larger foot print than what has been built up to this time.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Mid October thru Mid November Time Lapse Video

Much of the steel frame is now completed for the two story portion of the building.  They will soon pour the the 2nd floor.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Framing & Footings Progress

October was a great month for construction, dry and sunny.  The project is still running a little behind schedule but they are working from dawn to dusk and Saturday mornings taking advantage of the good weather.  Winter is coming.

The top of the tornado shelter was recently poured. It is noticeable when looking at the live feed. They are now working on prepping for pouring the floor of the 2nd level.  They will place corrugated steel as the base and frame forms around that.

Recently the west and south footings have been poured.  The east footing will come last when they are done with using heavy equipment in the interior.

They are also starting to fill in the framework with metal strips that will hold the exterior walls.

It might not be noticeable but they are also working on plumbing digging trenches and setting pipes.

They hope to have the entire building enclosed sometime in January and will then work on brick laying throughout the rest of the winter and spring.  More Photos