Backing for new cabinets and accessories is now underway. Wall rough-in for plumbing continued and workers started running hydronic piping. HVAC rough-in is as far as it can go until Variable Air Value systems arrive.
Electrical rough-in continues and the exterior wall layout for new power and data started.
The fire sprinkler rough-in is making progress and will be wrapped up next week.
Wall framing continued with good progress. HVAC rough-in got started.
The framing layout for door openings and columns is close to being complete.
Window Replacement Update
After a series of in-depth conversations, site meetings, vendor meetings, and scenarios, we have received good direction to move forward. JLG and CDA along with our Historical Registration Consultant, Lesley Gilmore, assembled a series of options to address the window conditions:
1. Remove, refurbish, and reinstall existing units on floors 2 to 5
2. Remove and replace with new units floors 2 to 5
3. Replace Glazing on 1st floor in existing frames
With Dick Anderson’s coordination, we developed initial budgets and timeframes for these options. This information was then assembled into a report for the State Historical Preservation Officer that reviewed and ultimately relayed his recommendation for replacement and the information to the Federal National Parks. The National Parks agent agreed the replacement was acceptable and has precedence of similar window units being replaced in compliance with NPS Guidelines and a qualified expense for tax credits. We received this notification on July 31.
Over the next two weeks, JLG and CDA are proceeding with drawings and specifications to identify this scope that will then be handed to DAC for pricing in August. If bids are in alignment, we anticipate final ordering no later than the end of September to keep on the original construction schedule.
The crew started hanging sheetrock on the north and west walls of the council chambers. Additional framing will also take place along these walls. Wall rough-in for plumbing is making good progress. The variable air volume portion of the HVAC system is fully installed. The hydronic lines, which will use fluids to distribute heating and cooling throughout the building, are being welded into place.
The first shipment of hollow metal door frames is installed.
Progress on the electrical wall rough-in on the 5th and 4th floors continues.
Backing for cabinets and other wall-mounted equipment was being installed on the 4th and 5th floors.Fire sprinkler rough-in wrapped up.
Ductwork and a variable air volume system are being installed.
Wall framing continued and fire sprinkler rough-in will start this week.