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January 2021

Shoring Early Next Week

Shoring Early Next Week

Crews will be pulling the last four sheet shoring panels from around the small fuel tank starting on Monday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Tuesday from 7 a.m. until noon next week. As with the previous removals of these shoring panels, there will be loud banging heard as they pull the panels from the ground and possible vibration.

Fuel Pump Room and South Building

Fuel Pump Room and South Building

Fuel Pump Room concrete work is underway along the south side of the existing South Addition. The Fuel Pump Room is scheduled to be complete and operational by the end of February, early March. Crews continue with forming, installing reinforcing and placing concrete for this portion of the project.

Excavation and installation of shoring for the tower crane pad concrete base is nearly complete. Micropiles for the foundation will be drilled into place next week with installation of reinforcement to follow, then the concrete pad will be poured. Regular levels of truck and construction noise can be expected for all of these activities.

Support Rail Installation

Support Rail Installation

Installation of support rails for the fuel oil piping on the roof of the Observation Unit has started. Crews will be cutting open small sections of the roof in specific locations to attach the rail supports and using torches to warm up the adhesive. Noises will include grinding and impact drills, smells might include melting rubber.

Fuel Oil Pump Room concrete work is underway along the south side of the existing South Addition. The Fuel Oil Pump Room is scheduled to be complete and operational by the end of February, early March.

Excavation and installation of shoring for the tower crane pad (concrete base) is underway. This is expected to create noise, but not as much as previous shoring as a different type of shoring system is being used. As noted previously, the actual erection of the crane is scheduled to start mid to late Summer.

Breaking Up Foundation Wall

Breaking Up Foundation Wall

A previously undiscovered piece of foundation wall has been found beneath the area where crews are building the tower crane pad, and it is currently being demolished. This work is expected to create the same amount of noise and vibration as the last time crews found and disassembled a previously unknown piece of foundation wall. Crews anticipate being done with this work by 5 p.m. today.

Fuel Pump Room and Tower Crane Pad

Fuel Pump Room and Tower Crane Pad

Foundations for the Fuel Pump Room are underway along the south side of the existing South Addition. The Fuel Pump Room is scheduled to be complete by the end of February.

Brick removals on the existing hospital and South Building have resumed and are anticipated to continue for another week. Demolition of the former discharge ramp will also continue for another week or two. 

Excavation and installation of shoring for the tower crane pad (concrete base) will start on Monday, January 18. This is expected to create noise, but not as much as previous shoring as a different type of shoring system is being used. The crane is scheduled for installation in late summer.

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