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Construction updates

Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 9 to May 23, 2012

Henley Construction Company reports that they have

  • finished slap preparation work in the basement;
  • finished plumbing underground in the basement;
  • continued plumbing underground in the north end; 
  • finished electrical underground work in the basement; 
  • back filled knee walls in the basement; and
  • started telecommunications duct bank work.

The construction project has been underway for 156 days.

Posted by R.Gale.

POSTED: 11:07:00 PM |

Thursday, May 10, 2012

April 12 to May 9, 2012

Henley Construction Company reports that they have

  • finished footings and foundation wall in the basement area and on the north end of the building and completed necessary backfill;
  • continued working on the plumbing at the north end main level;
  • started plumbing underground in the basement, and completed the storm underground;
  • started extra work on the existing steel moving bar joists and stiffener plates;
  • continued working on removal of existing desk; and
  • mobilized electricians and materials on the site.

The construction project has been underway for 142 days.

Posted by R.Gale.

CATEGORIES: March to May 2012
POSTED: 5:05:00 PM |

Thursday, May 10, 2012

March 1 to April 11, 2012

During the period from March 1 through April 11, Henley Construction Company:

  • began work on the footings on the north end of the building;
  • completed basement excavation;
  • finished existing slab sawings for underground plumbing and electrical;
  • finished footings in the basement area;
  • worked on existing slab demolition for underground plumbing and electric;
  • delivered all building underground piping to the site (sanitary and storm);
  • finished storm line piping to flow splitter;
  • started and finished placing concrete for the elevator pit;
  • started plumbing underground storm lines;
  • formed and poured basement foundation walls; and
  • started removing the metal deck.

The construction project has been underway for 114 days.

Posted by R. Gale.

CATEGORIES: March to May 2012
POSTED: 5:03:00 PM |

Thursday, May 10, 2012

February 15 to March 1, 2012

Henley Construction Company reports the following:
  • finished mass demo at the north end of the building;
  • started milling for the storm line;
  • finished the undercut for the building pad on the north end of the site;
  • started basement excavation; and
  • finished demo of the building skin.

Posted by R. Gale.

CATEGORIES: March to May 2012
POSTED: 4:58:00 PM |

Friday, May 04, 2012

February 1 to February 15, 2012

During these two weeks, Henley Construction Company reports that it

  • finished wiring temporary offices; removed all existing roofing and the bar joist and deck;
  • took samples around the new footings and storm lines;
  • dug test pits at existing building footings;
  • staked out the storm line;
  • demolished and hauled off most of the building exterior walls, slab and steel;
  • and finished demolishing the trees.

Posted by R. Gale. 

CATEGORIES: Dec. 2011 to Feb. 2012
POSTED: 3:58:00 PM |

Friday, May 04, 2012

January 18 to February 1, 2012

During these two weeks,  Henley Construction Company

  • demolished the north end of the building and some of the “skin” on the west side of the building;
  • began demolition of the boiler room;
  • removed portions of the roof, hooked up the generator that will be on site for the project;
  • capped off the water main;
  • and cut down the trees that have to be removed on the west side of the building due to the building’s expansion.

See all the Gaithersburg Library construction photos at our Flickr site.

Posted by R. Gale. 

CATEGORIES: Dec. 2011 to Feb. 2012
POSTED: 3:57:00 PM |

Friday, May 04, 2012

January 4 to January 18, 2012

During these two weeks, Henley Construction Company  

  • continued interior building demolition;
  • changed the entrance to its construction offices;
  • finished sediment control devices and passed inspection;
  • finished tree protection devices and passed inspection;
  • arranged for the chiller to be removed from the site;
  • held a preconstruction meeting with the Department of Permitting Services Building Inspector;
  • and started mass demolition on the north end of the building.

Posted by R. Gale. 

CATEGORIES: Dec. 2011 to Feb. 2012
POSTED: 3:53:00 PM |

Thursday, May 03, 2012

December 19, 2011, to January 4, 2012

The construction contract was executed on October 14, 2011, and a Notice to Proceed with Phase I was issued to Henley Construction Company on October 19, 2011.  A kickoff event was held at the library on December 18, 2011, and the Notice to Proceed with Phase II was issued on December 19, 2011.

Henley Construction Company accomplished the following from December 19 to January 4:

  • mobilized its crew and equipment on the site;
  • started the interior demolition;
  • held a meeting with Maryland National Capital Park and Planning to establish tree-save requirements;
  • began the process of tree protection;
  • started preparing the building for demolition.

Adult nonfiction area

See all the Gaithersburg Library construction photos at our Flickr site.

Posted by R. Gale. 

CATEGORIES: Dec. 2011 to Feb. 2012
POSTED: 11:19:00 AM |
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Last edited: 11/6/2007