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April 2021

Ramp Demolition and Generator Testing

Ramp Demolition and Generator Testing

As stated in the previous post, demolition of the ramp slab and foundations will be occurring this weekend on Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Due to the schedule change for the demolition, micropile installation is expected to resume in mid-June and will continue for approximately three weeks.

Typical levels of construction noise and vibrations are expected with all of these activities. For the micropile and deep foundation work, any possible vibrations will be monitored by a third party testing agency.

Annual generator testing will also take place this weekend between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday. A load bank (the size of a small truck) will be parked on the construction site close to the building, and will be used to test the generators. The sound created will be about the level of a small engine.

Weekend Work Starting Saturday and Sunday

Weekend Work Starting Saturday and Sunday

The ramp slab demolition previously scheduled to be done on weekdays will be moving to weekends effective Saturday, May 1. The work will be done between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and is expected for next six weekends. This work was moved to weekends due to its proximity to the Operating Rooms and potential impact on patient care.

Ramp Demolition On Hold

Ramp Demolition On Hold

The demolition of the ramp slab has been temporarily halted. Once demolition resumes, there will be approximately two more weeks of demolition.

Micropile installation will resume at the end of April and will continue for approximately three weeks. Deep foundation, pile cap and grade beam installation will start following the completion of the micropile installation.

Typical levels of construction noise and vibrations are expected with all of these activities. For the micropile and deep foundation work, any possible vibrations will be monitored by a third party testing agency.

Removing the Ramp Slab

Removing the Ramp Slab

Crews continue saw cutting and removing the remaining portion of the ramp slab and foundations. This will continue for two more weeks.

Micropile installation will resume at the end of April and will continue for approximately three weeks. Deep foundation, pile cap and grade beam installation will start following the completion of the micropile installation.

Typical levels of construction noise and vibrations are expected with all of these activities. For the micropile and deep foundation work, any possible vibrations will be monitored by a third party testing agency.

Fuel Tank Removal Finished

Fuel Tank Removal Finished

The pre-existing fuel tank has been removed and the crew is now backfilling and grading off that area.

Micropile installation will resume at the end of April and will continue for approximately three weeks. Deep foundation, pile cap and grade beam installation will start following the completion of the micropile installation.

Typical levels of construction noise and vibrations are expected with all of these activities. For the micropile and deep foundation work, any possible vibrations will be monitored by a third party testing agency.

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