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4.17.2016  –  4.28.2017

Construction Activities

Framing and Finishes:

Interior wood trim at the interior windows is complete and they are now being stained. The staining will be complete this week. There is a small area of the transition from the existing building to the new building that will remain to complete. Tile installation in the restrooms is completed.

Acoustical grid installation is ongoing. The material for the lay-in wood ceiling and other ceiling tile has arrived. Casework is scheduled to be delivered May 1st. The Won Door (interior fire rated door) is scheduled to be installed in May. The electrical trim is scheduled to be completed next week. The light fixtures will be delivered tomorrow, April 18th.

Roofing Installation:

Roofing is complete until the skylights are delivered in the first week in May. No change to schedule.

Exterior of Building:

Part of the North patio and the sidewalk in front of the existing entry have been poured. The concrete vertical seat wall, behind which will be a sloping grass amphitheater, will be sanded and finished. The exterior NW corner of the building around the mechanical area will be completed this week. The next concrete pour is scheduled for April 19th.

Exterior:

Rose Street improvements are progressing! The sidewalk on Rose Street east of the driveway is scheduled for the next pour this week.

Thank you for your ongoing patience!

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

4.4.2016  –  4.14.2017

Construction Activities

Framing and Finishes:

Staining of the trusses and window frames is ongoing. Interior wood trim at the interior windows is ongoing. Tile installation will be completed this week. Staining of window frames is scheduled to be complete next week.

At the main reading room, the electrical rough-in is ongoing and being coordinated with the acoustical ceiling tile grid. Acoustical grid installation is ongoing this week. The Won Door (fire safety door) has arrived and installation will occur this week.

Roofing Installation:

Roofing is complete aside from the skylights, to be delivered in the first week in May.

Exterior of Building:

The north patio is being formed and rebar is being placed. The next concrete pour is scheduled for April 5th and will include sidewalks at the entry, trellis columns and the north patio seat wall. The west sidewalk continues to be formed and rebar placed.

Exterior:

Rose Street improvements are progressing! Grading is occurring this week.Gravel will be placed next week and will define the sidewalk , curb, and gutter. The sidewalk pour for Rose Street is scheduled for May 3rd.

Thank you for your ongoing patience!

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

3.29.2016  –  4.14.2017

Construction Activities

Framing and Finishes:

Interior painting is almost complete! Window frame staining will continue through the April 7th. Tile installation is scheduled to start next week. Wood ceiling is partially installed. At the main reading room, the electrical rough in will be completed next week. Other activities include:

  • Circulation desk is being laid out and coordinated with electrical.
  • The transition area to the existing space is being framed/prepped.
  • Acoustical grid is scheduled for the next two weeks.
  • Interior trim is scheduled over the next few weeks.
  • Flooring is scheduled to be installed April 24 – 28th.
  • The fire separation door is scheduled to be installed May 8th.

Roofing Installation:

Roofing install is ongoing and anticipated to be completed in two weeks. The roof skylight will be delivered the first of May.

Exterior of Building:

Exterior siding is just about complete on all sides: the NW corner is the remaining outside area to be complete. Ongoing formwork and prep for sidewalks is ongoing. The next concrete pour is scheduled for April 5th for the sidewalk at the main entry and every week thereafter. The pour will be focused on the entry area at existing, sidewalk/entry at new area and the North patio.

Exterior:

Rose Street improvements are progressing! The infrastructure is place, catch basin complete and grading is almost complete. The sidewalk grading along Rose Street will start next week.

Thank you for your ongoing patience!

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

3.22.2016  –  4.7.2017

Construction Activities

Framing and Finishes:

Interior painting is almost complete. Tile installation is scheduled to start next week. Window frames are scheduled to be stained next week. Wood ceiling is partially installed. At the main reading room, the electrical rough in is ongoing. Acoustical grid installation is planned for next week at the new Meeting Rooms and other misc. spaces.

Roofing Installation:

Roofing install is ongoing and anticipated to be completed in two weeks.

Exterior of Building:

Exterior siding is complete. The concrete for the stairs to Library park was poured this week. Ongoing formwork and prep for sidewalks is ongoing. The next concrete pour is scheduled for March 20th and will include sidewalks, trellis columns. It will also include minor concrete slab placement in the electrical room.

Exterior:

Rose Street improvements are progressing! Catch basin installation was completed this week. Restoration and gravel fill complete as well. The prep grading for the sidewalks is scheduled for the week of March 27th. The next concrete pour is expected to include sidewalks at the West. The contractor plans on pouring once a week, continuing at the Entry, then North Patio, driveway then finally Rose Street.

Concrete poured for the top of the Library Stairs! The stairs concrete is complete. Concrete formwork will be removed.

Thank you for your ongoing patience!

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

3.10.2016  –  3.24.2017

Construction Activities

Framing and Finishes:

Sanding of the gypsum wallboard is ongoing to follow. Interior painting is scheduled for March 20th. Prep and stain the windows is scheduled for later in March. The work/barricades connecting the existing Library Children’s Room will be adjusted/removed on the 20th and framing in this area will start 21st.

Roofing Installation:

Soffit install is ongoing. Roofing install is ongoing and anticipated to be completed approximately mid to late March.

Exterior:

Exterior siding is complete. The concrete for the stairs to Library park was poured this week. Ongoing formwork and prep for sidewalks is ongoing. The next concrete pour is scheduled for March 20th and will include sidewalks, trellis columns. It will also include minor concrete slab placement in the electrical room.

Exterior Access and Circle (where book drop is located):

Rose Street improvements are starting! March 20th, we are expecting to close the East side of Rose Street to complete some stormwater/catch basin work and improvements. We appreciate your patience during these road closures.

Thank you for your ongoing patience!

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

3.2.2016  –  3.17.2017

Construction Activities

Framing and Finishes:

Gypsum wallboard was delivered this week and almost completed hung Tape and sanding to follow. The interior glu lam beams will be stained approx. March 6th. Interior painting will also commence March 13th. Sealing of the floor is scheduled for March 7th through 9th. Acoustical ceiling installation is currently scheduled for April 6th.

Roofing Installation:

Soffit install is ongoing. Roofing install is ongoing and anticipated to be completed approximately March 17th.

Exterior:

Exterior siding is ongoing.

Rough In:

Electrical rough in almost complete. Electrical trim is scheduled for March 27th. Plumbing trim will follow.

Exterior Access and Circle (where book drop is located):

Entry circle within the Library parking area will be disrupted for storm installation. Rose Street work is being planned and will commence March 13th.

Thank you for your continued patience!

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

2.21.2016  –  3.10.2017

Construction Activities

Framing and Finishes:

Insulation is completed. Gypsum wallboard was delivered this week and will start to be hung. The interior glu lam beams will be stained approx. March 6th. Interior painting will also commence March 13th.

Sealing of the floor is scheduled for March 6th. Acoustical ceiling installation is currently scheduled for April 6th.

Roofing Installation:

Roofing install is ongoing and anticipated to be completed approximately March 17th.

Exterior:

Exterior windows and door installation is almost complete. Entry doors and glass adjacent to entry doors were installed Monday the 21st. Exterior siding is ongoing and about half way completed. Soffit work will be continuing as well.

Rough In:

Electrical rough in almost complete. Electrical trim is scheduled for March 27th. Plumbing trim will follow.

Exterior Access and Circle (where book drop is located):

Work has started to adjust the circle where the book drop is located. The book drop has been temporarily moved. There will be a lot of work on Rose Street and around the parking lot. The contractor is planning to support access at all times for the Library. A further detailed summary of work for Rose Street will be part of the construction update next week.

Thank you for your patience!

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

2.13.2016  –  3.2.2017

Construction Activities

Framing:

Spray foam insulation was completed today. The odor is minimal. To be conservative to the potential odor, the Library closed on Monday, February 13th. We will re-open on Tuesday the 14th.

The batt insulation will commence this week and all insulation work is expected to be completed by February 20th.

Roofing Installation:

Roofing install is ongoing and given the weather, the work will continue through March 2nd. Currently, the gutter flashing is ongoing.

Exterior:

Exterior windows and door installation is complete. Flashing is ongoing. Exterior siding has started! We expect the siding and the soffit work to take approximately 3 weeks.

Book Return:

Given the site improvements required at the entry drive/circle drop off, the Book Return will be moved and re-located within the next week.

Rose Street Improvements:

Starting February 20th, Library Parking, the entry drive and Rose Street will be busy! Please note that parking will be limited over the next few months while the site/sidewalk and roadway improvements are underway. These activities will heavily impact the parking until the project is complete at the end of May. Our goal 1s to complete the project with the least amount of impacts during the busy summer months. So please keep in mind, in June, the Library expansion will be complete!

Thank you for your patience!

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

1.30.2016  –  2.17.2017

Construction Activities

Framing:

Fascia install at the exterior is ongoing this week. Completion in approximately one more week. Spray foam insulation on approximately February 13th. It will take 2-3 days to install. The material will have an odor. The exact day will be confirmed by the end of this week (February 5th). It will be advertised/notice in the Island Sounder. The batt insulation install will start after the spray foam is completed.

Roofing Installation:

Roofing install is ongoing and scheduled to be complete February 10th – 14th.

Rough In:

Mechanical work duct install is close to completion. Electrical work is ongoing and the majority of the rough in is almost complete. Demo work at the existing concrete slab is ongoing this week.

Exterior:

CMU [Concrete Masonry Unit] install/masonry is ongoing. Windows and door installation is ongoing.

Rose Street Improvements:

In February, we will start the improvements along the roadway. More specific detail on dates as it gets closer. The work will be two phases, each portion of work will take approx. 3-5 weeks. The second portion of work will disrupt the actual Rose Street center portion of the roadway.

Thank you for your patience!

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

1.23.2016  –  2.10.2017

Construction Activities

Framing:

Structural blocking work is almost finished. Spray foam insulation on February 2nd. It will take the weekend to continue to install. The material will have an odor and will disperse over the weekend.

Roofing Installation:

Insulation on upper roof. Membrane work is done. Roof sheathing, skylight curbs and upper roof details are completed. Actual roofing install is ongoing all this week and will take approximately 3 weeks to complete.

Rough In:

Mechanical work and duct install is complete. Electrical work is ongoing and the majority of the rough in will be completed at the end of this week.

Exterior:

CMU [Concrete Masonry Unit] installation will be starting this week. Windows have been delivered! Installation will start at the end of the week.

Rose Street Improvements:

In February, we will commence the improvements along the roadway. More specific detail on dates as it gets closer.

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

1.16.2016  –  1.27.2017

Construction Activities

Framing:

Dry in is ongoing. The interior wall framing is complete. Misc. top of wall conditions and blocking is finishing up this week. Dry in has been meeting the maximum moisture content requirement.

Roofing Installation:

Roof sheathing, skylight curbs and upper roof details are being completed this week. Roofing installation will commence January 23rd.

Rough In:

Plumbing rough in complete. Mechanical work and duct installation is ongoing. Electrical work is ongoing with a large crew scheduled for January 17th.

Exterior:

CMU [Concrete Masonry Unit] installation will be starting next week. Windows will be delivered this week and exterior envelope is being prepped for window installation.

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

1.6.2016  –  1.20.2017

Construction Activities

Framing:

Dry in is ongoing. The interior wall framing and all blocking in the walls is expected to be complete this week. As the roof is installed and dry in meets the minimum moisture content requirement, the exposed glue lams will be washed/cleaned and stained. The exterior soffits will be framed starting the 16th and will take approximately 2 weeks.

Roofing Installation:

Crickets / over framing are being completed this week. Fascia work is ongoing. Roofing installation is scheduled for January 16th.

Rough In:

All trades for the rough in is starting. Plumbing and Electrical is starting this week and Mechanical is starting next week.

Parking:

Rose Street roadway parking will start to be filled in for contractor parking because of more trades including mechanical and electrical starting.

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

11.28.2016  –  12.12.2016

Construction Activities

Framing:

The majority of the framing is estimated to be complete this week. Additional miscellaneous areas will be completed in December.

Roof Framing/Sheathing and Water Barrier Installation:

Ongoing. Roof sheathing will start on December 5th. The roof envelope and underlayment is expected to be completed by December 22nd. The sheathing will be installed in sections to minimize exposure to weather. The Contractor will secure/fully enclose the building for the week of December 23rd holiday through New Year holiday with additional cameras.

Roofing Installation:

Scheduled for end of December/January.

Construction Coordination:

Submittals on ongoing for coordination of scheduled work including casework, etc.

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

12.12.2016  –  1.6.2017

Construction Activities

Framing:

Roof framing on the West and South side is complete. Framing is continuing on the North and East. Sheathing installation is progressing. Over-framing material for the area between the new and existing Library is stored onsite. Exterior building wrap is scheduled to be installed December 22nd. Dry in is ongoing.

Roof Framing/Sheathing and Water Barrier Installation:

Ongoing. Roof sheathing will start on December 5th. The roof envelope and underlayment is expected to be completed by December 22nd. The sheathing will be installed in sections to minimize exposure to weather. The Contractor will secure/fully enclose the building for the week of December 23rd holiday through New Year holiday with additional cameras.

Roofing Installation:

Sheathing placement is in progress. Ice and Water Shield material has been delivered and it has started to be installed.

Rough In:

In January, mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough in will commence.

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

11.28.2016  –  12.12.2016

Construction Activities

Framing:

The majority of the framing is estimated to be complete this week. Additional miscellaneous areas will be completed in December.

Roof Framing/Sheathing and Water Barrier Installation:

Ongoing. Roof sheathing will start on December 5th. The roof envelope and underlayment is expected to be completed by December 22nd. The sheathing will be installed in sections to minimize exposure to weather. The Contractor will secure/fully enclose the building for the week of December 23rd holiday through New Year holiday with additional cameras.

Roofing Installation:

Scheduled for end of December/January.

Construction Coordination:

Submittals on ongoing for coordination of scheduled work including casework, etc.

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

11.14.2016  –  11.28.2016

Construction Activities

Framing:

Exterior wall framing will be completed this week. Interior columns being cut and capped. Roof glu lams to be placed this week. Interior framing has started and will continue through the month of November. The interior offices have been framed.

Roof Framing:

Ongoing. Roof sheathing is estimated to start placement in second week in December. The roof envelope and underlayment is expected to be completed by December 22nd. The Contractor will secure/fully enclose the building for the week of December 23rd holiday through New Year holiday with additional cameras.

Concrete and Deliveries:

Framing and roofing materials along East side of Rose Street will be used this week and next week. As much as possible, this area will remain open for additional parking.

Existing Library/Interior Tie In:

Area for the new tie in will be notched tomorrow to place the glu lam beam. Window along wall is partially removed. Work will continue and will minimize interior impacts within the existing Library.

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

11.7.2016  –  11.13.2016

Construction Activities

Framing:

Exterior framing work is ongoing and expected to be complete end of next week. Interior framing will commence November 14th and will continue through the month of November.

Roof Framing:

Starting on November 9th and continuing through December.

Roof sheathing is estimated to start placement in December. The roof envelope is expected to be sheathed by December 22nd. The Contractor will secure/fully enclose the building for the week of December 23rd holiday through New Year holiday.

Concrete and Deliveries:

Concrete sawcutting ongoing. Additional fencing and security measures have been placed to secure building materials around the Library.

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

10.28.2016  –  11.6.2016

Construction Activities

Formwork and Concrete:

Concrete slab is poured and complete!

Framing:

Sill plates were starting to be placed last week and completed by the 27th.
Exterior wall framing is starting!
Interior: Part of the existing Children’s Room area is being closed up to allow for installation of power and data equipment.

Underground and Sitework:

Exterior stairs connecting Library park are being prepped/excavated.
Septic tank was set last week.
Storm system was completed last week.
Sidewalk prep is occurring the week of October 31st.

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

10.13.2016  –  10.21.2016

Construction Activities

Formwork and Concrete:

Forms setting and vapor barrier installation ongoing. The first concrete slab pour is complete! Concrete slab placement will be broken up into 3 to 4 pours and will continue through October 18th, depending on weather.

Framing:

Framing to start this month after the slab placement!

Underground Utilities:

The electrical underground is complete.

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

9.26.2016  –  10.12.2016

Construction Activities

Formwork and Concrete:

Forms setting ongoing this week. Vapor barrier installation almost complete.

Slab on grade concrete pours are currently scheduled for Monday the 3rd, depending on weather. Concrete slab placement will be broken up into 3 to 5 pours and will continue through October 15th.

Underground Utilities:

The electrical underground is ongoing this week.

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

9.26.2016  –  10.16.2016

Construction Activities

Formwork and Concrete:

Forms setting ongoing this week. Vapor barrier installation almost complete.

Slab on grade concrete pours are currently scheduled for Monday the 3rd, depending on weather. Concrete slab placement will be broken up into 3 to 5 pours and will continue through October 15th.

Underground Utilities:

The electrical underground is ongoing this week.

We have started to review some furniture options for the next expansion.

Rose Street improvements will be in the future, but tentatively scheduled for December 1st to complete the work in the off season/minimize any impacts for parking and access.

We have installed additional cameras around the jobsite to support the safety and security of the construction area.

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

9.12.2016  –  9.30.2016

Construction Activities

Pin Pile Driving:

Thank you for your ongoing tolerance of the pile driving. The Library is happy to update that Wednesday the 14th will be the last day of the pile driving work!

Formwork and Concrete:

The large concrete pour is currently scheduled for Wednesday the 21st. Stripping the forms is planned for September 26th.

Underground Utilities:

Storm lines placement is from this week through the 23rd. Underground plumbing and utilities is planned for the next three weeks and to be completed by October 1st.

Rose Street improvements will be in the future, but tentatively scheduled for December 1st to complete the work in the off season/minimize the any impacts for parking and access.

The laydown space South of Roses will be completely fenced next week to support the safety and security of the construction area. Please check back for photos and weekly updates!

Please check back for photos and more updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

8.22.2016  –  9.2.2016

Pile driving complete this week!

Formwork for the footings is just commencing this week, but will be continuing the week of the 29th.

Concrete placement will start to occur the first of September and will be ongoing for week to ten days.

After concrete is complete. The septic tank will be excavated and placed in approximately 3 weeks.

Trying to fit in as much excavation during the summer to take care of nice weather!

Please check back for photos and weekly updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

8.2.2016  –  8.11.2016

Pin Pile Driving:

For the next two to three weeks (August 2 – August 12) the pin piles will be placed which is a nosier activity. The first day of pin pile driving was today – Tuesday August 2nd! We walked around to immediate neighbors to check in and communicate the schedule.

Compaction and Grade Beam Formwork:

The grading and compaction testing will overlap the pin pile work. Compaction will start the week of the 15tth. After the pin pile placement, the formwork will start to commence and create grade beams in preparation for the concrete.

Please check back for photos and weekly updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

7.26.2016  –  8.1.2016

Access and Parking on Prune Alley:

HB Hansen will also be utilizing the lot to the South of Rose’s. This area will be fenced for safety and security and you will see fencing delivered on the 9th and set up shortly thereafter. The area along Prune Alley will remain open for parking from Friday through Sunday.

Construction Activities:

We have completed the prep grading for the building pad. HB Hansen has proof rolled the grade for anticipating placement of the pin piles next week. We will continue to haul off any excess dirt material. Starting on August 2, the welding of the pin piles will commence. For the next two weeks (August 2 – August 12) the pin piles will be placed and will be a noisier activity. We appreciate your patience during this time. It is important that we complete this work during dry, summer weather to optimize the soil conditions as it is extremely difficult to complete excavation and pin pile foundation work in wet weather. Thank you for your patience!

Please check back for photos and weekly updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

7.13.2016  –  7.25.2016

Ground Breaking!

Thank you for all who support the Library. What a great event.

Construction Planning:

The entire team has been working diligently on completing submittals and paperwork needed to support the Construction project. HB Hansen has started to place fencing and mobilize trailers for construction.

Construction:

HB Hansen will now be a large part of the Library starting on the 18th as they commence construction. We appreciate your flexibility while we settle in on the impacts during construction. We know upon completion in May/ June 2017, the expansion will be a great asset for our community!

The Library has excited to announce the approval of a grant to make available funds to construct new Library Park stairs! Great job Orcas Island Library.

Please check back for photos and weekly updates

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.

7.5.2016  –  7.12.2016

Welcome!

We are excited to welcome HB Hansen to Orcas Island. Mobilization will be occurring this weekend including fencing, trailer and storage units.

Access and Traffic:

Parking lot will stay open during construction. The entry drive will remain open as well, you will see fencing as soon as you turn into the Library to your right.

HB Hansen will also be utilizing the lot to the South of Rose’s. This area will be fenced for safety and security and you will see fencing delivered on the 9th and set up shortly thereafter. The Contractor will be moving materials from the lot South of Rose’s and access to the expansion from the NW corner of the Library property off of Rose Street.

Permit, Submittals and Planning:

We are partnering with San Juan County for the final piece to complete the building permit. HB Hansen has begun sending on submittals to the Construction Team for planning on all of the ordering of materials.

Please check back for photos and weekly updates!

If you would like further updates or have any concerns, please contact Liz LeRoy at 206-331-7381.