Progress report for 8/21/14

Highlights from DLR Group’s Field Observation Report 51:

  • Work to install the spandrel glass in the exterior aluminum frames has been done except for two locations on the east wall of the tech services area
  • The electrical contractor has installed a mock-up of the lights in the metal ceiling over the entrance
  • Installation of the millwork in the break room and tech services areas has been done – countertops have been installed
  • Installation of the outside air intake duct in both mechanical rooms has been completed and the overhead lights are in place
  • Work to complete the installation of the metal ceiling over the entry area is pending the resolution of how to attach the light fixtures to the grid
  • The ceramic tile installation to the walls tile in the public restrooms has been done with work to install the floor tile in the alcove and family RR in progress
  • The chain curtains are in place
  • The books are being delivered and set on the shelves
  • Work to complete the grid ceiling in the offices is in progress
  • The electrical contractor is trimming devices and lights in the alcoves at the entrance

 

Millwork in the storage room

Millwork in the storage room

Books!

Books!

Network data cabling in the floor vault

Network data cabling in the floor vault

Sidewalk poured

Sidewalk poured

Bench at entry has been poured

Bench at entry has been poured

Lighting over the Circulation area

Lighting over the Circulation area

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The unboxing and reshelving begins!

Exciting news! On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, library staff began to unpack books and DVDs that have been in storage during the remodel. Most of these items were boxed and put in storage in December, 2012.

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Progress report for 8/20/14

Highlights from DLR Group’s Field Observation Report 50:

  • The equipment has been installed in the IDF room and work on the cable terminations is in progress
  • Work to install the spandrel glass in the exterior aluminum frames is in progress
  • The electrical subcontractor has installed the track lighting over the circulation area
  • Work to install the light fixtures in the south mechanical room is in progress
  • Installation of the millwork in the break room and tech services areas has been done – countertops have been installed
  • Installation of the outside air intake duct in both mechanical rooms is in progress
  • The electrical contractor is working to address items identified in the field reports from Bridgers and Paxton
  • The ceramic tile installation to the walls tile in the public restrooms has been done with work to install the glass accent tile in progress
  • The glass tile accent band has been installed in the men’s RR with work on the women’s to follow
  • The chain curtains are in place

Here’s an interesting fact that’s not in today’s report: there are 32 miles of computer cabling in the library!

Exterior wall and fascia panels

Exterior wall and fascia panels

Network cabling in the IDF room

Network cabling in the IDF room

Glass accent tile in restroom

Glass accent tile in restroom

Spandrel glazing in place

Spandrel glazing in place

Cabinetry in the Tech Services area

Cabinetry in the Tech Services area

Work on the seat wall bench covers

Work on the seat wall bench covers

Exterior soffit has been painted

Exterior soffit has been painted

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Progress report for 8/6/14

Highlights from DLR Group’s Field Observation Report 48:

  • The exterior tilt panels for the lower portion of the building and the air intake louvers have been painted
  • The equipment has been installed in the IDF room and work on the cable terminations is in progress
  • The existing opening to the existing Women’s restroom #406 has been filled in and the new opening has been cut into the wall from the Microfilm room – the new door frame has been installed
  • The chains over the circulation area have been installed and work to stitch the panels together is in progress
  • The steel on the floating accent walls, the seat wall benches in the study rooms and over the classrooms areas has been painted – work to paint the walls in the study rooms and accent colors in the offices is in progress
  • The mullions have been installed to the exterior glazing panels and the sealant is being applied between the glass panels – the interior glass panels are installed at the study rooms/offices – the obscure glass panels are installed at the north classrooms
  • Work to install the aluminum frames and doors in the wall niches is in progress
  • The pendant light fixtures are installed in the study/office areas
  • Installation of the millwork in the break room and tech services areas is in progress
  • Installation of the fresh air intake duct in the south mechanical room is in progress
  • The air handlers are running and the space is being acclimated
  • The electrical contractor has installed the recessed can light fixtures over the stacks area – the layout for the track lighting has been done
  • Work to install the acoustical ceiling grid installation has been completed throughout
  • The ceramic tile installation to the walls tile in the public restrooms
  • Work to install the glazing in the storefront window systems has progressed with most of the clear glass in place and the spandrel glass waiting to be installed
  • The angles for the chain curtain are in place

 

Exterior tilt panels are painted

Exterior tilt panels are painted

Installation of the chain curtains

Installation of the chain curtains

Interior glass panels at the offices

Interior glass panels at the offices

Obscure glass panels at classroom

Obscure glass panels at classroom

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August 11, 2014, photo update

Study rooms, north side of library

Study rooms, north side of library

Chain art feature

Chain art feature

Shelving for general collection

Shelving for general collection

Looking east from the general stacks

Looking east from the general stacks

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Progress report for 7/30/14

Highlights from DLR Group’s Field Observation Report 48:

  • Work on the gypsum drywall is continuing with activities in progress to coat the let-in vertical light fixtures in the wall niches
  • Installation of the air intake and supply air duct to the AHU is in progress in the north mechanical room is in progress
  • The air handler from the south mechanical room has been started and the space is being acclimated
  • The electrical contractor has installed the recessed can light fixtures over the stacks area – the layout for the track lighting has been done
  • Work to install the acoustical ceiling grid installation is ongoing in some of the office areas
  • The ceramic tile installation has resumed with work on the walls tile
  • Work to install the glazing in the storefront window systems has progressed with most of the clear glass in place and the spandrel glass waiting to be installed
  • Installation of the lighting on the stack shelving has been completed and is energized
  • The angles for the chain curtain are in place
  • The entrance canopy, roof extension piece has been installed
Extension for entrance canopy has been installed

Extension for entrance canopy has been installed

Installation of the chain curtain track

Installation of the chain curtain track

Light fixtures over the cordial reading area

Light fixtures over the cordial reading area

Mock-up section of the circulation desk

Mock-up section of the circulation desk

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Progress reports for 7/2/14 and 7/9/14

Highlights from DLR Group’s Field Observation Reports 45 and 46:

  • The painter is coating the interior walls that will be behind the interior glazing panels
  • The chilled water lines are being flushed
  • The sprinkler line has been relocated so the outside air supply duct can be installed in the south mechanical room
  • Work to install the acoustical ceiling grid installation is continuing
  • The plywood wraps for the existing columns at the classroom walls are in place
  • The exterior glazing panels are installed along the north and south side
  • The application of the interior paint is progressing behind the completion of the drywall
  • The installation of the linear diffusers in the Tectum ceiling has been completed –
  • Installation of the air intake and return air duct to the AHU is in progress in both mechanical rooms
  • The electrical contractor has installed the pendant light fixtures over the stacks area
  • Work to install the acoustical ceiling grid installation is continuing with work at 90% completed
  • Work to install the metal panel ceiling grid in the lobby is in progress
  • Work to install the light fixtures and the mechanical trim in the grid ceiling is in progress throughout
  • The gypsum ceiling in the IDF is in place and the tape and coat has been done
  • Work to install the interior steel sill plate over the benches in the study rooms along the north side have been done
  • Installation of the stack shelving has been largely completed with some of the bottom shelves, end panels and top trays removed for access to the electrical for installing the light fixtures

 

Stack shelving in place

Stack shelving in place

Mock-up of the chain curtains

Mock-up of the chain curtains

Exterior storefront at work room

Exterior storefront at work room

Installation of the ceiling in the lobby

Installation of the ceiling in the lobby

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Much of the shelving is in place

Here are photos taken July 9, 2014, showing the progress of the remodel. It won’t be too much longer before we’ll be able to start moving our books from storage onto the new shelving. Click any image to enlarge.

It won't be too long until we start filling the shelves with books

It won’t be too long until we start filling the shelves with books

Classroom (north side)

Classroom (north side)

Classroom (south side)

Classroom (south side)

Looking toward the new entrance on the east side of the building

Looking toward the new entrance on the east side of the building

The new ceiling

The new ceiling

Study rooms on the north side

Study rooms on the north side

New shelving for books and audio-visual materials

New shelving for books and audio-visual materials

Panorama of the new shelves

Panorama of the new shelves

Lighting fixtures

Lighting fixtures

The new and old ceilings

The new and old ceilings

The new and old ceilings

The new and old ceilings

Staff lounge

Staff lounge

View from the circulation workroom

View from the circulation workroom

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Progress report for 6/25/14

Highlights from DLR Group’s Field Observation Report 44:

  • Work on the gypsum drywall is continuing with activities in progress to coat/touch-up the walls/ceilings in the classrooms, study rooms
  • End 2 End is continuing work on the network cabling through the floor boxes
  • The completion of the installation of the linear diffusers in the Tectum ceiling is pending the delivery of the balance of the materials
  • Welding on the chilled water lines in the north mechanical room has been done – installation of the supply air duct from the new air handlers has been done
  • The acoustical ceiling grid installation has begun in the south corridor, circulation area, classrooms and staff break room
  • The Tectum ceiling over the stacks area has been completed and painted
  • Work to hang the gypsum ceiling in the IDF is in progress
  • The exterior glazing panels are installed along the north and south side
  • The interior glazing channel are in place and flush to the gypsum
  • Work on the aluminum storefront to repair items observed during last week’s site visit are in progress
  • Work to install the interior steel sill plate over the benches in the study rooms has begun – the reveal along the front edge is being covered by the plate
  • The carpet will be installed and properly oriented at areas to receive the stacks shelving so work on the shelving can resume next Monday

 

Storefront frames installed at the entrance

Storefront frames installed at the entrance

Painted Tectum ceiling

Painted Tectum ceiling

Supply air duct in mechanical equipment room

Supply air duct in mechanical equipment room

Network cabling installed in the pull vault

Network cabling installed in the pull vault

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June 25, 2014, photo update

Exterior, north side

Exterior, north side

North classroom

North classroom

South classroom

South classroom

Carpet tiles

Carpet tiles

Panorama

Panorama (click to enlarge)

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