The Week of October 26 -- November 1, 2003

This week the contractors continued work on the fire ceiling. The elevator contractor completed stack guide-rail work in the elevator shaft, while other contractors ran sprinkler pipes in the stairwells. Major excavation and trench work to lay storm sewer pipes across the Adams Avenue drive continued and now that entrance is completely blocked because of the construction work. Painters started priming nuts and bolts on the third floor, while cement block work continued in the basement and mezzanine areas. Workers also cut the beam and roughed-in the vent. Last Tuesday, contractors worked on the lights and power for the mezzanine level and the power/communications room. Rails were welded and adjusted in the stairwell. Lathe work continued on the north side of the building. The ice and storm shield for the 3rd floor was also worked on. Other contractors installed the bulk mains for the 2nd floor, made the connections and tested them in the basement. On Wednesday workers installed pipes in the basement, along with lights. Contractors filled and tested the basement sprinkler line. The trench work on the Adams storm sewer continued and workmen installed sewer pipes on the South side of our building. Cement block work continued on all floors and windows were wrapped on the 3rd floor. On Thursday, workmen preheated coils and worked on pipe vents for manhole # 2. Electricians worked on power, lights and communication for the mezzanine and communication pipes in the basement.

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The Week of October 19 -- 25, 2003

This week saw considerable work both in the new wing and in the storm sewer line work to connect with our new wing. On Monday, workmen continued work on the 3rd floor fire ceiling and framing. Lathe work started on the North side of the building and rails were installed in the elevator shaft. Major excavation work started at the intersection of Union St. and Adams Ave. to install storm sewer lines. Cement block work continued on the mezzanine, while contractors worked on the H & R building overhang. Drains were unclogged and handrails were repaired. Other contractors patched and weatherproofed walls, and performed touch-up paint on welds on the 3rd floor. Condenser pipes were roughed-in and steam vents were welded on the mezzanine, top ceiling, and 2nd floor. Recessed light work on the first floor and mezzanine also commenced. On Tuesday, work on the 3rd floor fire ceiling work continued along with framing and hanger work and lath work on the North side of the building. Cores were cleaned up and sprinkler pipes were roughed-in. Trench work continued up Adams Ave. Workmen set the window frames for the 2nd floor while other workmen rubbed and patched, unclogged drain, worked on recessed lights, the fire alarm and pipes from the sub-basement to manhole # 2. On Wednesday, work continued on the 3rd floor fire ceiling, and ceiling cans. The sprinkler system for the stairwell was also roughed-in. The ice and storm shield was also worked and cement block work in the basement also continued. In the basement, pipes were welded and insulated leading to manhole # 2. On Thursday, workmen welded pipes for man hole 1, roughed-in pipes for manhole 2, and ran lights/power for the first floor mezzanine. They worked on the 3rd fire ceiling, sprinkler pipes in the stairwell, adjusted and welded handrails, cement block work on the basement level and RC and wood block work on the H & R building. Also on Thursday, the excavation sub-contractor damaged a telephone line providing service to several lines in the Archives. On Friday, the damaged lines were repaired and the excavation sub-contractor continued the major excavation work. By the end of the day, the contractor closed off the remainder of the Adams Ave. driveway to complete installation of storm sewer lines there. The remainder of the day other contractors continued work as previous in the week.

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The Week of October 13 -- 18, 2003

Contractors roughed-in telephone and security conduit in RC1, and they also roughed-in the exterior well. They installed windows on the Northwest side of the building (radius windows) and also foam and metal studs on the Northeast side of the building. Cement block work continued on the third floor. More fire ceiling was hung on the third floor, and beams were wrapped. Material was also unloaded to construct the elevator. On Tuesday, insulation work continued on the basement floor. Lights and power were installed for the third floor along with fire ceiling for the third floor. The hat channel was hung and framed and plumb lines were also hung in the hoist way along with rail brackets for the elevator. Foam and metal studs were installed on the North side of the building and sprinkler pipe was also installed. Exterior gutters were installed on the north and south side of the new wing and cement block work continued on the third floor. Contractors installed locks for the vault door and overhang at the H & R bldg. On Wednesday, the vent line was connected to the equipment room in the sub-basement. RC1 was also insulated along with work continued on communication pipes for RC1. Fire ceiling work on the third floor also continued. The hat channel was framed on the third floor. Foam metal studs were also installed and windows were adjusted. Gutter work also continued. Shoring was removed and a spider list was temporarily installed in the lift by the elevator sub-contractor. By the end of the week, hat channel work continued on the third floor along with fire ceiling work. Sprinkler heads were relocated and foam and metal studs were installed on the west side of the building. Window adjustment also continued. Cement block work continued in the sub-basement, and the stairs were set for the third floor. The elevator contractor installed rail for the new elevator.

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The Week of October 6 -- 10, 2003

Workers continued to rough-in duct work on all floors. Some floors were tested prior to insulation. Insulators are on the job full time now. Rough-in work of condenser and steam pipes in the sub-basement is on-going. Underground steam and condenser pipes from manhole #2 under the street to the tunnel were successfully tested this week. Sub-contractors Woolard Brothers continued with installing foambaord and metal studs to the exterior walls of the new wing. Sprinkler rough-in continued as well as electrical. Jesco laying out for rail system. Installation of concrete block work continued. Workers formed and poured pads in the Heating/ Refrigeration building. Roof work continued at the main building and the HR building.

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The week of September 27 -- Ocotber 3, 2003

On Monday, cement block work continued in the sub-basement along with patching, wood block work on the mezzanine and handrails. Clean up around the flashing, adjustment of windows and installation of the ice and water shield on the 3rd floor started. Other sub-contractors installed form board, and roughed-in sprinklers in the basement, runouts in RC1, dampers for ducts and ran electrical pipe for the first floor and sub-basement and basement. Condenser pipe was run to pumps and a 12" chill water pipe was connected in the tunnel. On Tuesday, sheetrock was installed around the fire cell on the 3rd floor and the dense glass board was installed on the 3rd floor also. Foam board was roughed-in on the north side of the building along with electrical pipe between the first floor and basement and rough-in of the ice and water shield. Cement block work continued between the sub-basement and south stairway, manhole # 1 was roughed and rough-in work for the grating at the H & R building and electrical building also continued. Rough-in of conduit pipe between the sub-basement, H & R plant, and water drains to cooling towers continued. On Wednesday, rough-in of condenser pipe between the sub-basement, H & R building and steam and condenser pipes to manhole # 1 continued. Contractors worked on the 3rd floor fire cell, stair towers and frame wall on the roof. Windows were also adjusted during this work day. Handrails were set on the south side stairwell, and cement block work continued on the 3rd floor. On Thursday, rough-in of condenser pipes continued in the sub-basement, H & R building and RC1 risers. Pipes were roughed-in in the basement and third floor. Sheet rock continued on the 3rd floor and bulkheads were framed. Foam boards were hung on the North side wall. Sprinkler hangers were hung in the building and ice and storm sheeting were roughed-in. Windows were set and cement block work continued on the 3rd floor. On Friday, sub-contractors completed delivery of storm drain pipes in preparation for drain work on the South side of the building. Finally, sub-contractors completed saw cut work of the wall and ledges on the 3rd floor.



Updated: November 5, 2003
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