Friday, October 31, 2008

Cutting Steel

One aspect of the construction process that I haven't been able to capture is how noisy it can be. Think that this clip adequately does that. One of the few times that I saw the HVAC guys working less than 15 feet off the ground.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Steel In Plastic

Hood was installed today. One of the last major pieces of HVAC work. A few smaller pieces to be installed but the heavy lifting is done. On to drywall.

Just to the right of the hood is where the menu boards will be.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Above the woman's restroom is the main unit for our HVAC. Good news is that it is out of the way. The bad news is that is out of the way. In case we need to service it (not if, but when) we added this trap door for access.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Oh, now I am a gardner too?

Had to move some plants today to make room for the outside HVAC unit. Will sit on a pad where the red flag is.

Monday, October 20, 2008

What Color is your floor?

Flooring company made samples of possible colors for the dinning room. Which goes better with stainless steel, beach glass corian, black tables and chairs and pergo brown?

Friday, October 17, 2008

Waiting for Coke

Coke should be by today to install lines for our drink machine. We have run a line for them that should make the process easier since our ceiling is nearly full. They will deliver the equipment just before we open.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Three Layers of Sheetrock

Column is ready for inspection.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

15 ladders = A lot of standing around

This morning we had 15 ladders in the space - I counted while I was waiting for someone - which is basically one ladder per 100 sq ft of space. No wonder everyone is bumping into each other. There is also a lift, I wonder If I should have counted that?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

March of The Tin Soliders

Hvac work began today. First step was delivery of all of the duct, and then men on ladders and lifts began to hang each piece. For some reason I had the urge to push one piece and watch all the rest fall down. If we weren't pushed for time maybe I would have given in to that urge....

Friday, October 3, 2008


This column had been hanging around in the back room since construction started. Basically it is one of the rails to the Elevator in the breezeway. It penetrates the two hour wall into our space. There was some question as to what should happen to it (and ultimately who would be responsible for it) but the inspector ruled this week that it would have to be wraped in three layers of sheet rock.