Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bulkhead Day 2

Work continued today on the bulkhead. Thought we would have to move the ceiling to get the bulkhead in, but they worked around it and did not have to take it down. Just meant that the guy pushing the scaffolding had to move it about a thousand times. Shame I didn't have time lapse photography of him working.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Framing the Bulkhead

Work began today framing the bulkhead that runs over our counter. As the work was being laid out the GC realized that the bulkhead was in conflict with the kitchen door. None of us realized this in earlier reviews (including the architect who drew it). GC figures that it would be important for the door to open. So we moved it by 3 inches. For those keeping score it is now 7 foot 3 rather than a straight up 7 foot.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Framing, Part Deux

Day two of framing. Hoping to get all everything framed by Monday or Tuesday. Drywall will start right after.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


The walls start to go up.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Georgia Buggy

Learned late yesterday that the concrete truck would not be allowed to pull up in front of the space. Landlord was concerned that the weight would damage their parking lot. So we had to order Georgia Buggys. Basically an atv like vehicle that you can fill with concrete and drive onto the site to pour. Took a little more time (and money) but went smoothly.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Plumbing Inspection

Passed Plumbing Inspection today.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Today the plumbers finished installing all of the lines and prepared for inspections on monday. They packed up brute shortly after this picture was taken. Don't think I have ever seen a more aptly named piece of equipment.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Big Dig


Plumbers back at work this morning very early (pre 6AM) so that they could tie our lines in to building lines. Everything went smoothly and they plan for first plumbing inspection on Monday.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Louver two, electric boogaloo

Louver rears its head again, as the hvac contractor notes the presence of several drains lines that cross right in front of our opening. Hard to tell from the ground but on the ladder it is easy to see why the lines may need to be moved so that our hvac work can make the required drop per foot and still exit out the louver. In discussions with multiple people about how to get this done and who's responsibility it may be. GC is invaluable at navigating complex arrangements such as these.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Transformer in the sky

Some time ago we identified that the transformer needed to be moved (as it was mostly blocking the back door)and today was the day the electrician moved it. Missed seeing the lift that got it up there (as the transformer weighs well over 300 lbs) Should give us a little more space to work with during construction and beyond.

Plumbers return to save the world tomorrow.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Some things are more important

GC had to leave town unexpectedly because of a death in the family. Sometimes you just have to roll with those things you cannot control.

Agreed that it was best to put everything on hold till he returned sometime next week. Would rather stop and make sure we did everything right than push ahead and make a mistake.

Will give us a little time to sort out an engineering issue that has been bubbling just below the surface (literally) for the past few days. Basically the plumbers can't finish tying in the main line because the line the engineers specified is not in the place that was listed on the as builts. Or it is there and not exactly in the right place. Bottom line the engineer has to go back to the drawing board and figure out this all out by the time the GC returns.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Core Drilling

Plumbers returned today to core drill our floor sinks for what will be our dish room. The back of Green Tango Pavilion East is not on a slab, so there is no digging. If you look through the hole you can see a cage below that contains a residential tenants belongings. The guys didn't put down plastic before they drilled so the cage received a fine coating of dust. The building management was none too happy (rightfully so) but I think we sorted everything out by the end of the day.

Looking through the hole into the cage makes me think of a crime caper like Oceans Eleven or The Italian Job.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Dig it

Mini stonehenge removed, and serious digging underway. Watching the guys work I can see why they measured, remeasured, and checked the plans about 100 times.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history, an ancient race of people... the Druids.

First cut is underway. Sawcutters are working 7-11AM today and tomorrow so as not to disturb the flow of business at our neighbors. Got about halfway done today, and will pick back up tomorrow. Plumbers should also be in to start laying floor sinks and pipes.

Early Morning Ceiling Tiles

The GC's crew began the labor intensive process of removing the ceiling tiles. Space will be tight for the next few weeks with ladders, scaffolding, and people occupying the space. Need to find space offsite to keep safe. Question is where?