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    Parking Garage work as of March 26, 2011. Getting ready for placing concrete for the Credit Union slab and continued work on getting the foundation out of the ground.


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    Credit union slab waiting for concrete.


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    Riding concrete trowels. Shame on them for allowing concrete blocks to support the wire mesh Tisk Tisk.

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    New Chilled water lines to Angelle Hall

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post

    New Chilled water lines to Angelle Hall

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    What the heck is that for? I noticed they had put two big pipes coming out from the band room last Sunday. Also, I've noticed it's been really hot, like the HVAC system hasn't been running in Angelle, when I go to our meetings Sundays. Could it be something to do with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunbander View Post
    _ What the heck is that for? I noticed they had put two big pipes coming out from the band room last Sunday. Also, I've noticed it's been really hot, like the HVAC system hasn't been running in Angelle, when I go to our meetings Sundays. Could it be something to do with that? _
    Yes it's for Ac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    _ Yes it's for Ac. _
    Cool. Hopefully they'll have the building cool tonight.

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    Photo of January 2, 2011

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    Photo of April 2, 2011 just three months later

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    Denbo and Bancroft gone with framing in progress on the fourth and final level of Taft Street Dorm




    Photo of January 2, 2011

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    Photo of April 2, 2011. Left to right. More foundation work, limestone foundation for first level of parking garage and removing old chilled water line to Angelle Hall.

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    North end of Taft Street dorm


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    Middle section of Taft Street dorm

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    South End of Taft Street Dorm,

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    I still think they will be finished with the framing of the fourth level by the middle of this month (April), if the weather holds. Then the roof trusses go on and the roof deck by mid to late May. Then they will be out of the weather. Right now there is plenty of mechanical and electrical rough in going on on the first two levels.

    They have started with the Geo Pile foundation on the Tulane Ave. Dorm. So it looks like it is about eight weeks behind Taft.


    Completing insulation of the New chilled water line to Angelle Hall.

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    Parking Garage Foundation really close to Angelle Hall (the brick wall to the left)

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    Cutting rebar with a Demo Saw.

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    Grading out the Limestone foundation for the first level of the parking garage.

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    Once they "get out of the ground" this should progress pretty fast. They really need the parking.


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    Amazing.

    Thank you so much HelmutVII


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    this pace is incredible


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    Quote Originally Posted by ulforlife View Post
    _ this pace is incredible _

    The pace better be incredible because Taft Street Dorm is scheduled to be open for the Fall Semester. It will be tight, but if they keep it up, they may make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    _ The pace better be incredible because Taft Street Dorm is scheduled to be open for the Fall Semester. It will be tight, but if they keep it up, they may make it. _
    Helmut, great info. We really appreciate your insight into this construction "stuff!"

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    Sure seem to be making better progress than the guys "working" on the softball stadium.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    ...Then the roof trusses go on and the roof deck by mid to late May. Then they will be out of the weather.
    One day after you posted that, roof framing has begun. Amazing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ljr3721 View Post
    _ One day after you posted that, roof framing has begun. Amazing.

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    I see all of the diagonal bracing on the second to fourth levels. I hope they have enough, especially on the fourth level. They are predicting the potential for severe weather Monday evening into Tuesday morning. This is a particularly vulnerable time for the structure.

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    Does anyone know if they're going to have a pathway through the parking tower to the little alcove in Angelle Hall? I know there's no loading zone around Angelle now, and it's a pain in the ___ to have to load or unload stuff. They couldn't make one by the current parking garage, because as it is now, the band field goes from the band tower right up to the sidewalk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunbander View Post
    _ Does anyone know if they're going to have a pathway through the parking tower to the little alcove in Angelle Hall? I know there's no loading zone around Angelle now, and it's a pain in the ___ to have to load or unload stuff. They couldn't make one by the current parking garage, because as it is now, the band field goes from the band tower right up to the sidewalk. _
    Sounds like decision time: give up the back half of backfield to create a loading/unloading drive straight from Taft to Angelle? Or does the band want to keep the back sideline intact for getting on/off the field? Stay tuned tomorrow to find out...same Bat Time, same Bat Channel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunbander View Post
    _ Does anyone know if they're going to have a pathway through the parking tower to the little alcove in Angelle Hall? I know there's no loading zone around Angelle now, and it's a pain in the ___ to have to load or unload stuff. They couldn't make one by the current parking garage, because as it is now, the band field goes from the band tower right up to the sidewalk. _
    It looks like they will have all the roof trusses on and the entire exterior sheeting done by the end of the week. They will be out of the weather and really be able to go to town on the inside work.

    It looks like there will be access to the rear of Angelle Hall through the parking garage. I'm sure the Fire Marshall had something to say about that. It will probably be in combination with the drive through for the credit union. Lets hope there in not a fire in Angelle hall during this construction.

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    Another week of good progress.

    All the roof trusses are on and about 25% of the roof is decked. The building has about 75% of the OSB skin on it and it should be finished Monday (Tuesday at the latest). There will not be much more to show on a weekly basis on the dorm because they will be doing a ton of work on the inside. Tulane dorm has the Geo Piles finished and they are starting on the foundation.

    You can really get a feeling of the size of the building now.

    april-9-2011

    North end of Taft Street Dorm

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    Middle section of Taft Street Dorm

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    South end of Taft Street dorm

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    Stockpiled windows (I think). It could be door frames though.

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    Parking garage work as of April 9, 2011. East ramp first level concrete has been placed. Foundation work is continuing and getting closer to completion.

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    Rigging up a Manitowoc articulated lattice boom crane. Looks like they will be getting serious with material handling next week.

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    Concrete test cylinders for a 150 cubic yard concrete placement.

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    Parking garage foundation adjacent to Angelle Hall.

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    Elevator pit for parking garage

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    Helmut,

    This is probably a weird question, but what kind of attic/roof insulation goes into projects like this?


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