The progress of your new library building!
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JUNE 27, 2008
Here's an update on the building site's progress, from Jaime and Bret:
R.H. Grabau Construction has grouted and installed door frames.
Blocking is complete for windows, doors, etc.
Loose ends pertaining to the steel erection were also completed this month.
Grabau is currently working on sheathing of the interior shear walls.
Con-Struct will return to the site to begin final grading along the north and east areas of the site next week.Concrete Technologies will follow shortly thereafter to pave the north book drop drive and complete phase 2 of the south parking lot.
Carl Schuler Masonry completed setting stone around the east, north and west elevations.They are now working on the south elevation and also on some interior brick piers.They expect to be 100% cmplete by July 11.
Central States Roofing is now complete at all areas, with only the sheet metal flashing to complete.
HSI is 75% cmplete with hanging drywall and very little framing remains.Soy based spray foam insulation will be complete in the next day or so.Fiberglass insulation will also complete in the next day or so.
Preparations are being made to have Roger Oliver Floor Coverings begin setting tile in mid-July.
Midwest Automatic Fire Sprinkler Co. will be finished with rough-in by the end of the week..
Plumbing rough-in is complete and has passed inspection.
NAI has almost completed the fire alarm and power rough-in.
Some lighting rough-in has begun, but it should accelerate next week.
Marshalltown is a featured community in the Vision Iowa 2008 Status Report for the library and several other projects that won funding. Other projects include the Orpheum Revitalization Project, the Nature Center at Grimes Farm, and the YMCA.
I just talked with Jaime, the construction supervisor, who said that all the rain has set them back a few days. The limestone is fully up on one side of the building, and they continue to work on that. They've also got the windows in the south side, and will follow the stone work around the building until those are all in place. Inside, gypsum board and drywall are being put in.
The last I heard, the estimated completion date for the building is October 15, but of course that will shift depending on how the weather cooperates this summer.
If you stop by the library's local history room, you'll notice some new furniture additions. These are samples of just a few pieces that our interior designer is considering for the new building. Please Note: these are NOT our color or fabric choices!! But you're welcome to come test them out and see what you think!
From left to right: an adult/teen area lounge chair, a chair for study tables, 2 chairs for the youth area.
Masons have begun to lay 814 pieces of limestone to the exterior of the new library.Work began at the northeast corner of the building and will continue around the building, with the entire process taking a minimum of 6 weeks.As the limestone is finished, windows will be installed.Inside, workers continue to install plumbing, drywall, and electrical fixtures.