Monday, May 16, 2011

Construction Update May 16, 2011

La Fortuna, Renton
Habitat EKC and SKC welcome 45 additional AmeriCorps from all over the country for the AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon this week!

Unit #1
Needs guardrails and sub- floor can start.
Some sheetrock backers and party wall blocking still is needed.

Unit #2
Stairs in, guardrails up, floor sheeted, exterior plates cut and laid out. Ready to frame.

Unit #3 Joists in and rim joists 90% complete.

Unit #4 Guardrails up, floor sheeted, lines snapped, and stair landing in with the stair jacks cut.

Unit #5 Rim board, sheetrock backers, and blocking done. Ready for subfloor.

Unit # 6 Guardrails up, floor sheeted, stairs in, lines snapped, and exterior plates started.

Work this week:
Guardrails, stairs, floor sheeting, plus exterior, party, and interior walls.
Some site work: erosion control, street sweeping, and wetlands mitigation tasks.

Magnolia Village, Issaquah
Building 3:
Sheet rock finish complete.
Interior painting started in bathrooms and laundry room.
Exterior painting continued on the front.
Utility trenching continued.

Building 4:
Completed tile underlayment for both units.
Started setting tile in bathrooms and laundry.
Continued mill work  caulking.
Continued exterior painting on the front.
Building 5:
Completed interior walls of main floor.
Installed tie plates.
Worked on fire blocking and cabinet blocking.
Worked on installing 2x2's on concrete walls.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Habitat for Humanity EKC to Host 2011 AmeriCorps Build!

During the week of May 16 - 20, 2011, Habitat EKC, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Seattle/South King County, will be hosting 62 Habitat AmeriCorps from across the nation for the 2011 AmeriCorps Build!

The event will take place during National AmeriCorps Week, through which the Corporation for National and Community Service highlights work done by members in communities across the country.

AmeriCorps team members will be working on new construction at East King County’s La Fortuna site in Renton and South King County’s Rainier Vista site in Seattle. In addition to new construction, affiliates will be doing work with our new program called the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. It is expected that this event will impact the lives of up to 80 families. We’re looking forward to sharing work and meals with fellow AmeriCorps members, getting to know the Renton homeowners and neighbors better, and making significant progress in home construction.

Though split into two worksites, all participants will be staying together at a Hostel in Seattle’s International District with plenty of free time to explore Seattle’s sights, enjoy the cuisine, and breathe in the mountain air. We hope it will be a time to have fun and share with one another about our lives as Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps members.

We’re thankful for all of those involved in the planning stages, for their time and dedication, and are looking forward to enjoying a fun-filled, exciting week!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Construction Update May 9, 2011

La Fortuna, Renton

Unit #1
Floor joists 100% complete.
Rim joists 40% complete, and ready for blocking.

Unit #2
Floor framing, guardrails, and sheeting 100% complete.

Unit #3
Floor joists 75% complete.

Unit #4
Floor joists 100% complete.
Rim joists 80% complete.

Unit #5
Floor joists 100% complete. 
Rim joists started.

Unit #6
Floor and rim joists 100% complete.
Blocking 90% complete.

Work this week:
Rim joists and blocking
Sub- floor sheeting.
Prep for the Americorps Build.

Magnolia Village, Issaquah Highlands
Good week in Issaquah. The Women Build was very productive with about 46 volunteers along with AmeriCorps and staff who participated.

Building 3:
Sheet rock finish is nearly complete. Should be primed and textured by Wednesday
Garage doors were installed

Building 4:
Continued tile underlayment in the kitchens and entry, 75% complete
Tile layout started.
Started installing interior doors and mill work.
Doors- 75% complete, mill work 40% complete.
Started interior caulking and mill work paint prep.
Continued exterior painting on the front of the building.

Building 5:
Framed party walls- passed inspection.
Exterior walls- 80% complete
Started framing interior walls- 90% framed, 50% stood.
Removed guard rails and started filling in OSB.

Work this week:
Interior work on Building 4.
Begin rotating AmeriCorps to Renton for AC build prep.