August’s weather cooperated with construction activities on the site. A lot of progress has been made by the contractor and the trades and the building spaces are really taking shape. One trade sometimes over looked by building owners at this stage of construction is the Data/IT installer. Once the interior walls were up and the electrical rough-in began we had our Data/IT vendor following right behind so they could coordinate their work with the electrician and establish their pathways for conduit and cable before the ceilings were installed and to prevent damage to the interior finishes. The exterior work done on site was minimal this month, just coordination of new utilities services and confirming sizes of incoming gas, power and phone service to the building. Hopefully the HVAC units will be delivered soon and we can begin the final finishes towards the middle of the month. Just one delay this month, the brick masons ran out of brick, go figure…
We decided to do a custom carpet tile throughout the building (really got a great deal from the manufacturer) which led to many discussions on final paint colors and accent wall areas. We can’t wait for the painter to get started to see if our initial selections will work out.
The last week of August the drywall finishers were on site and we tried to explain the differences between normal drywall control joints and what aesthetic control joints were. Needless to say I think they might not want to do an Architect’s office ever again…!
September started with the exterior windows and wall siding installation. We are trying two new material installation methods for the exterior walls, so watch the website for updated pictures on the progress being made.