Monthly Archives: April 2014

Wood ceiling paneling in the auditorium complete

The auditorium progress took a very visible leap forward as crews removed the scaffolding used to help installers more easily access the ceiling area to install the wood paneling. Now smaller rigs can be used to reach specific areas.

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Cleaning and sealing concrete floors

Although most of the classroom areas are carpeted, most of the hallways and other open areas are finished concrete. This treatment involves several steps and leaves the concrete smooth and polished. The first step of this process is to use … Continue reading

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Vapor barrier almost completed on last exposed section

Today crews should complete the installation of the vapor barrier (bright blue sheeting) on the section of building that the man lift once covered. This is the last major step before the crane arrives on Monday to begin placing the … Continue reading

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Media center equipment delivered

On Saturday, trucks with broadcasting equipment arrived on site. Many of the more complex systems were first sent to Seattle where teams of audiovisual specialists rack mounted, configured and wired the pieces together. They were then loaded as nearly complete … Continue reading

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Scaffolding on Hazel and Stanley Hall (HSH)

To the eastern side of the courtyard is Hazel and Stanley Hall. As part of the update to the area, the exterior of the building will be bricked to match the new building. This process involves prep, sandblasting, and then … Continue reading

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Final shotcrete application

The opening on all the floors where the man lift was located until two weeks ago is already starting to be filled in with rebar and shotcrete. Like previous installs of shotcrete (2/13/2013, 8/6/2013) this involved installing rebar and then … Continue reading

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Cafe install progressing

Sure to be a common stop for students and staff alike is the cafe on the ground level of the building. With the end of the building in sight, kitchen items such as stainless steel countertops, refrigeration units, stylized light … Continue reading

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Patio area development

To the south of the building is a flat area that will contain a park-like area with a patio and lots of greenery. During the course of construction, this area has been a staging area for construction trailers, machinery, sewer … Continue reading

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Update: Drilling holes for basement railings

As mentioned previously, the holes for the basement railings were drilled and were waiting for railings to be installed. Installation crews wasted no time and have already installed the railings leading from the first floor down to the basement.

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Audio visual wiring

The new media center will the new home of the Annenberg learning labs and with them a plethora of multimedia production facilities. With all the production spaces comes the need for interconnectivity which means lots of cabling. A specialized cabling … Continue reading

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