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Posted on August 17, 2017 at 12:24 PM by David Marino
The Buda Fire Department is getting an early start on learning the layout of the Municipal Complex. Firefighters are touring both buildings this week.
Chase Koory is the Job Site Superintendent for JE Dunn, the City’s general contractor. At the fire inspector’s request, Koory is giving tours to all of the firefighters with the Buda Fire Department.
“Generally during construction the fire marshal or a dedicated inspector is the only individual with the fire department to visit the facility before turning it over to the owner. In this case they want to bring their entire shift out to get a lay of the land before we open for business," said Koory.
“They are mainly here to look at what they need to watch for once the building is occupied. They are looking at their means of access and egress in case of an emergency."
The new Public Safety and Municipal Buildings sit on nine-and-a-half acres and that’s a lot of ground cover…
"It's a great idea to involve as many of the government entities as you can that are involved in your project," said Koory.
The new Public Safety and Municipal Buildings sit on 9 and a half acres and that’s a lot of ground cover…
“Both buildings have wet fire sprinkler systems. Those have to be accessible and the fire department needs to know where the main valves and fire department connections are for those in both buildings.”
For Koory and his crew, safety and preparedness go hand in hand.
“It’s great to have the involvement of City staff, the police department, and fire department this early on in the game. It’s very helpful with the construction phase.”
Construction on both buildings is on schedule. The Public Safety Building is expected to open in October of this year and the new City Hall and Library will open in April of 2018.
You can watch the video version of this story here: Buda Fire Department Tours Municipal Complex
Posted on August 17, 2017 at 12:22 PM by David Marino
“Everything is coming together very nicely”
Another week of progress has been made at the Municipal Complex.
“We have all of the curb and gutter going in at the Public Safety building. The curb and gutter for the City Hall portion of the building is about 85 percent complete,” Project Manager, Ray Creswell said.
With a scheduled opening of late October, work on the Public Safety Building is moving fast.
“The dry wall sub-contractors are doing the sanding, taping and bedding of the walls. The first Coat of paint is going on and all of the interior door frames have been set. The foundation for the Public Safety Building garage is being poured this week.”
Furniture is also being ordered for the building
Over at the City Hall and Library our crew is moving full steam ahead.
“All the window frames are going in, the storefront frames are being installed, and the glass has been installed partially in the City Hall area of the building. The interior walls are all framed, except a few in the library area at this time."
The Buda Fire Department also toured the Municipal Complex this week. They’re getting an early start on learning the layout of both buildings.
“Generally during construction the fire marshal or a dedicated inspector is the only individual with the fire department to visit the facility before turning it over to the owner. In this case they want to bring their entire shift out to get a lay of the land before we open for business," said Chase Koory, Job Site Superintendent with JE Dunn Construction.
You can watch the video version of this story here: Municipal Complex Update - Aug. 17, 2017
Posted on August 9, 2017 at 7:24 PM by David Marino
The layout for the new City Hall and Library building is falling into place.
“Currently they are doing the interior wall layout. They are beginning to do the framing for the library and the public space. Ninety-five percent of the interior walls are up on the City Hall portion of the building,” said Project Manager Ray Creswell. "Right now on City Hall the exterior finishes are going up, the stone is in place, and they are putting the exterior windows in. The entire exterior wall for the municipal building is up. They are in the process of putting the water proofing the exterior of the library and public space.”
Meanwhile, the pedestrian bridge still has a few steps to go before completion.
Inside the Public Safety building they are finishing up the interior finishes and floor grinding is done.
“The Public Safety building is moving quite well. All of the exterior windows are in place. They are beginning to go up with the exterior stucco. The stone and roofing is complete. The rooftop mechanical systems are also in place.”
Curb and gutters for the parking areas are being completed.
Both buildings are still on schedule.
The Public Safety building will open at the end of October and the new City Hall and Library will open in April of 2018.
You can watch the video version of the story here: Municipal Complex Update Video - Aug. 9, 2017