Many of the pictures are courtesy of Cheryl Meyer and retired Prof. Ron Roehl. You may also click on the slide show in order to access directly the Picasa album for additional features (e.g., seeing the pictures larger, ordering pictures for printing, etc.).

You may scroll down to the bottom of this blog page to see two different views of the live web cams focused on the building site!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Painting & Ready for Landscaping

Pics of the outside area show improvement from day to day. Black dirt is all spread ready for landscaping.

Painters are busy inside.

Below the hill the borrow pit is nicely groomed and the area around it is leveled with the black dirt all used around the building.

Weekend helpers. (Prof Ross, Lynette, Phil, Jim Sydow, Jackie)


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sheetrocked & Taped

The three short walls pictured are the only ones left to be sided. Should finish Thursday.
The inside is totally sheetrocked, taped and at least two coats of mud.
Plumbing and heating continue along with the electricians.
The views from Birch Hall lawn are pretty neat even if it cuts off my sunrise a little.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Finishing up on Utilities

Everything going on is seemingly finishing and getting the pipes etc. in so that the painters and the ceiling guys can close it up.
Electricians, heating men, tapers, and siding people are the busy ones.
Move date and demolition date have been set for late June and early July.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sheetrocking & Flag Pole

Sheetrocking will be finished today if all goes well.
Taping and mudding is in full spring.
Pipes are starting to fill the hallway.
Heating and venting are all underway.
Siding is also well toward finishing.
Flag pole is up and ready to receive flag. I believe in memory of Micah Gurgel.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sealing Concrete; Top Soil; Siding

Mike (Head Carpenter) working overtime to seal the new concrete. You will see Tom Beekman supervising.
Black dirt spread in the back over about half of the area.
Some sheetrock left to do. If all goes well they hope to finish the sheetrock tomorrow (Wednesday).
The siding on the North wing is about finished. The entrance and the larger wing of phase 2 yet to be finished.
Lilacs between the new building and Birch Hall are bursting.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Fill, Sheetrock, & Front Circle

Concrete work in the front completed.
Loads and loads of fill hauled in especially in the back as you can see.
Black dirt brought in and spread on the West and South sides.
Sheetrock pretty well done in the Admin. area, library and computer classrooms. Part of the Music room is finished, but none in the Art Room.


Friday, May 8, 2009

Siding, Utilitiy Work, Front Circle

Siding is about finished on all sides except the front of the admin. and library sections.
One pic shows the drop ceiling with the recessed lights more finished than yesterday.
The other inside pics are all from the inside of the library showing the vent work, sprinkler piping, sheetrocking, and the framework for the drop ceiling. This may also have special lighting in it. I am not sure.
Work on the front circle continues.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Heating Units and Front Circle

What a difference a couple days make!
Heat pumps put up.
Drop ceiling structure with recessed lighting around bookstore counter.
Orange pipes are fire sprinkler pipes.
Front circle cemented.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Siding & Ceiling

Northside view of Academic wing.
Back or Eastside view of the siding going on.
All the sheetrock is about finished on the ceiling in the library/computer area.
All insulation and plastic vapor barrier in place for the rest of the sheetrock.


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Insulation and Siding

All the insulation on the inside of the outside walls is complete. Ceilings also are ready for sheetrock and some of it is in already.
There are plenty of observation windows into the lab.
Siding is started on the back (East) side and it looks great. It really adds something to see the Tyvec covered up.