Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Construction Update- September

La Fortuna, Renton

September 17, 2011-
Al had a group of plumbers and apprentices out today and wrapped up # 3& 4 and started #5. I got a picture of them loading the tools into the union's community outreach van at the end of the day. They made great progress and seemed to have a good time doing it. They are now able to track their hours volunteering towards their license.

LF5- We got the fire sprinkler control room formed and poured with LF7's slabs. We had 2 training days on housewrap and windows for the Americorps.

#1 & 5 plumbing layed out and drilled. Housewrap and windows started.

#2,3,4, & 6 plumbing ready to be tested and inspected. Housewrap and windows started.

LF7- All slabs poured in 2 days by HTI Polymer. Lumber onsite. Hardware for mudsills onsite and the balance ordered for Tuesday delivery.

Work next week will include; housewrap, windows, mudsills, and stick framing garage walls and fire rooms.

September 10, 2011- We were able to maintain progress with sub- contractors and the Americorps that Issaquah could spare during TWB.


Al has finished the waste and vent in one unit and started drilling a second. GMI has drilled 4 units and is set to start waste and vent on Tuesday. Plumbing could be ready for inspection early next week on all units.

Housewrap was started on 1 Sept with the Americorps welcome All- Staff build and will continue for another week, or so. The multi- family nature of the Renton buildings will require the completing of the weatherproofing design and an inspection before we can begin siding. Window prep and installation will begin next week. Exterior paint is on hand and siding pre- paint will begin on the next volunteer day scheduled.


Backfill and final grading are complete. Underslab insulation is complete. We will need to re- chalk some slab grade lines and roll out the plastic moisture barrier on Tuesday to be ready for the pour day scheduled with HTI Polymer on Wednesday.

Lumber is scheduled to arrive on Thursday and hardware will be scheduled for next week. Strongwalls and mud sill could potentially start late next week.

Work next week will include; housewrap, windows, mud sills, Strong-walls, and wetland mitigation.

Issaquah Highlands
September 17, 2011- Great progress this week thanks to all of the handy TWB volunteers. Wall sheathing passed inspection on Tuesday and Wednesday we had a housewrap, windows and siding training with the AmeriCorps. During TWB we were able to install housewrap up to the top of the building and flash all window openings. Windows were installed and trimmed out on the main floor. Belly bands are up on the 1st and 2nd floors, starting at the back and moving around toward the front. Hardie plank siding is complete over the garage door openings and started moving around on the north and south sides, as well as the main floor on the back of 5A. Pre- painting continued on Saturday, a bit more than half of the siding now has one coat.

Dave Sanford lead a small crew of volunteers on our ABWK project in Sammamish. Volunteers loaded a dumpster with roofing debris after a professional crew completed the removal of the old roof and installation of the new one on Friday and Saturday. 
Trusses are scheduled for delivery on Tuesday. They will be installed by  a contractor during the week. Siding will continue based on the progess of the contractor working above.

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