UAS FH Construction Update for 1/24/2014
January is often thought as the perfect time for; building snow forts, skiing at Eagle Crest playing board games, going to the movies, and Pouring Concrete. Pouring Concrete in January? Yes, the Contractor took advantage of the warm weather we have had this week and poured concrete floor slabs in the 2nd and 5th floor mechanical rooms and the stair treads. Here in Juneau, we broke the high temperature on both Wednesday and Thursday. Right now (11:30 am) it is 40 degrees and we will likely break the record of 45 which was set in 1978.
Freshly Poured Concrete Floor
Note our favorite red concrete pumper truck in the background.
Pouring Concrete Stairs.
Note that the Red concrete pumper truck could not access this area, so the Contractor had to use the 5 gallon bucket method.
The Contractor has taken advantage of the good weather this week and has installed the trusses on Residential Hall I, plywood sheathing on the gable ends of Residential Hall II, eave trim blocking on Residential Hall II and started to rough-in electrical in Hall II. We are grateful for the good construction weather of the past weeks and hope that it continues for another couple of weeks until we can get the roof on.
Setting a Truss on Resident Hall I
Tomorrow while we enjoy another record breaking sunny January day in Juneau, remember the Contractor who will be pouring concrete on in the third floor of the commons area.