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Jun 23

Municipal Complex Update - June 23, 2017

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 5:50 PM by David Marino

Another week has gone by and it’s been a busy one at the Municipal Complex site. From roofing to exterior walls, there is a lot going on.
“It really is surprising how much they do in one week’s time. I was looking at photographs from three weeks ago to today and you would not believe the amount of progress that has transpired,” said Project Director Ray Creswell.           
The transformation of the Municipal Facility is obvious. Exterior walls have gone up for the City Hall portion of the building and there is even more going on inside.
“They’re currently right now installing all insulation into the exterior walls. We just performed an electrical walk through to make sure all the outlets were at the right location and were the right heights. All the boxes for the AV/IT are in the right location.”
Crews have been busy putting in the polished concrete for the public space. This area will have a main entry on both sides of the building. It’s where citizens will pay bills and it also serves as an entry point into City Hall and the library.    
“They held off on the polished concrete until all of the steel was in place. And since the steel is all up and the roof deck is on, it was time to go ahead and get the polished concrete in place.”  
Work on both levels of the roof at the public safety building is underway and work continues on the inside of the building.  
“They’re insulating duct work at this point, finalizing locations for the sprinkler heads, finalizing all the in wall electrical communication as well as AV and IT locations.”
Meanwhile, progress is being made on the drainage channel.  
“That has considerably expanded. The bedrock on the bottom of the channel is being finalized. They will be finishing up at the point where the pedestrian bridge is and they will start framing the pedestrian bridge next week.”
Crews are still on schedule. The Public Safety building is slated to open in October or November of this year, while the Municipal Building is scheduled for completion in April of 2018.    
For the video version of this story, click on the link here:   
Municipal Complex Video Update - June 23, 2017
Jun 13

Municipal Complex Update - June 13, 2017

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 6:40 PM by David Marino

Construction Crews have erected 100% of the steel on the Municipal Building. The building will house City Hall and the Library.
“They have started doing interior wall framing and exterior wall framing. The second floor has been poured and we’ll be laying out the interior walls for the second floors starting the first part of next week,” said Project Manager Ray Creswell.
Crews are also getting ready to put in the steps and the ramp from the lower to upper level.
Roofing work continues on the Municipal Building. And check out the Main Drive.  
“Right now they’re pouring the main drive. It has been poured on the PSB portion of it. They’re approximately 80 percent complete on the city hall and library portion of the parking lot.”    
Another big feature of the complex is the drainage channel…
 “The drainage ditch is approximately 70 percent complete. They still have to finish out some of the bed leveling, as well as putting in stones at the head wall and then the continuation of the channel wall from one end to the other.”
After that work is finished, the pedestrian bridge connecting the building to the parking lot will be poured in place.
And we can’t forget the Public Safety Building.
“They’re support to start the exterior wall finishes.  Currently they have all the exterior sheathing and green board up as well as the liquid water proofing,” said Creswell.
For the video version of this story by Public Information Officer David Marino, click on the link below.   
Jun 02

Municipal Complex Update - June 2, 2017

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 10:14 PM by David Marino

From top to bottom, the Municipal Complex is coming together. With the exterior wall frame now up for City Hall, it’s on to the next step. 
“They’re already popping lines for the interior walls. They’ll start framing the exterior walls this next week,“ said Project Manager Ray Creswell.
Steel for the library will arrive and be erected within the next two weeks. 
Inside the Public Safety Building you can actually see where some of the offices will be located. 
“They’re already putting up interior stud walls. All the exterior sheathing is in place and the roofing has been installed. It’s moving quite fast.
What was once a pile of dirt is now transforming into a parking lot near the Public Safety Building. The drainage channel is also coming together. 
“As far as the channel wall, they’re almost 95 percent complete with it. There will still be stone at the far end of the headwall of the channel that they’ll be putting up.  They’re actually pouring the headwall on the other side of the culverts for that channel.”
As far as the buildings go, the slowest part will be the interior work.
“Once they start putting up the sheet rock and putting up finishes, that will be the longest drawn out part of it.”
Below is a video version of this story by Public Information Officer David Marino.

Municipal Complex Video Update - June 2, 2017