Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Construction Update January 18, 2011

La Fortuna
The first full week at La Fortuna in Renton went well. The office trailer arrived from Issaquah and we reinstalled the stairs and landings on Tuesday. Wednesday we leveled and set up the office trailer and organized the TEX container to be ready for the volunteer group scheduled for Thursday.

Thursday the Cheesecake Factory brought 13 volunteers who worked on installing footing drains, trenching for office power and telephone, setting up the kiosks, and erosion control. The staff worked with Master Electrician, Curt Hedges to build the power pole for the trailer and get it installed. Over all a definite success.

Friday, staff worked with the Americorps to install the conduit for the trailer power and telephone. Curt came out and I pulled the wires through the conduits and made the connections. The trailer power is ready for inspection on Tuesday. Connection will be scheduled after we pass the inspection and usually takes about 5 working days. 

Saturday, a group from the UW Habitat for Humanity club and some homeowners came out to volunteer. We worked on the footing drains, garbage and recycling dumpsters, securing the plastic cover on the dirt mountain with twine and sand bags, and rearranging the building site fences so Steve has room to back fill the foundation. 

Work next week will include; footing drains, plumbing underground, erosion control, site work (organizing, finishing the recycling dumpster, painting signs, filling in the power trench, etc), plus,  maybe downspout drains and electrical conduits.

Magnolia Village
Good progress this week at the site. On Tuesday, the large office trailer was moved to Renton and phone service was reconnected to the smaller trailer that is staying at the Highlands. We now have power and internet in Issaquah. Friday was utilized to help get the reorganized after the move. The rest of the progress is below:

Unit 3:
Continued installing window flashing and windows.
Started white wood around the garage door openings.
Plumbing rough-in is complete and ready for testing. 
Ordered exterior doors.

Unit 4:
Continued with white wood trim installation, trim is essentially complete on the first two siding levels on the sides and back of the building.
Started hardie plank siding. Complete in the back up to the start of the upper floor. Also started hardie plank on the north and south sides.
Continued with exterior spackling.
Plumbing rough-in is 50% complete. Water lines should begin next week.
Installed electrical meter bases.
Ordered exterior doors.

Work next week will include: siding on the north, south and west sides of building 4. House wrap and window installation will continue on building 3. We may also begin pre-painting some of the siding product.

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