Monday, December 26, 2011

AFZ+3 (marketing material)

AFZ+3 (2nd floor redux)

604-606 Davis Street

Evanston, Illinois

adas/spatz properties

PROJECT UPDATE:   2.10.2012

AFZ+3 is located in the heart of downtown Evanston. The two-story building has (2) units on the first level and (3) units on the second level.

The (2) 1804 SF first-level storefront units are ideal for retail or office use.  Each has a full private basement for additional storage.

The (3) second-level units, currently under construction, can accommodate commercial, residential and work/live users.  Each unit has (2) private entries which allows for multiple interior configurations. The curved, angular and sloping wall planes make these spaces truly unique. Multiple units may be combined to accommodate a variety of needs. 

This adaptive re-use project is built to LEED Silver standards and will positively impact your daily environment.  On-site parking makes access a snap. Since we are the architect/builder/developer, interior space modifications are hassle free.

Second-Level Unit Amenities:

- Unit 3 (1357 SF) 
- Unit 4 (1382 SF) 
- Unit 5 (1313 SF + private balcony) 
- Gas forced-air heating (90% efficient)/cooling system (15 SEER)
- Exposed brick and steel roof trusses
- Hardwood and porcelain ceramic tile flooring
- Full residential kitchen & bath with granite tops and WaterSense rated fixtures
- Washer/dryer hook-ups
- Large windows, (2) operable skylights and 3’-6” wide entry doors
- Wired for computer network, internet, telephone and security system
- 100 amp/3-phase/32 circuit electric panel and energy conscious lighting
- On-site exterior parking (1 space/unit + guest spaces)
- Convenient to public transportation and expressways

ADDITIONAL INFO?  andy @ 847.971.3290

NORTH ELEVATION: looking SW (pre-construction)

NORTH ELEVATION: looking SW (model)


SOUTH ELEVATION: looking N (model)


2ND LEVEL FLOOR PLAN: (units 3-5)

unit #3



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

AFZ+3 (2nd floor redux) carpentry + roofing

AFZ+3 (2nd floor redux)
604-606 Davis
Evanston, Illinois 60201

adas/spatz properties

PROJECT UPDATE (12.14.2011):

WINTER READY, The CARPENTERS have been busy erecting the building’s shell which is now 100% complete. Windows have been measured and ordered. The ROOFING CONTRACTOR has also installed the single ply modified roof/4”rigid insulation system. We are enclosed/watertight and now able to heat the interior as needed. The roof will be completed in spring after the exterior metal skin and roof drainage system have been installed.

The CARPENTERS are also nearly complete with the interior framing and the MECHANICAL TRADES will start their portion of the project shortly.

ANDY  (enjoy the photos & video)

CARPENTRY: framing on the davis st. façade continues. The “boom lift” makes the job safer and quicker. Radek is working on the east window openings.  

CARPENTRY: the layout needs to be PERFECT for the multiple intersections to finish as designed. attribute this to the skill/patience of matt & the carpenters.

CARPENTRY: the layout needs to be PERFECT for the multiple intersections to finish as designed. attribute this to the skill/patience of matt & the carpenters.

CARPENTRY: interior view of davis street façade framing looking E.

CARPENTRY: the upper portion of the projected window elements are complete and being sheathed with ½” cdx plywood. The boom lift makes this “doable”. Once this is done the lower portion will be completed.

CARPENTRY: the upper portions of the projected window elements have been & watershield (black material) is used on the sloped wall that we treat as a roof. tyvek house wrap is used on the vertical surfaces and cover the window openings until the windows are installed in conjunction with the exterior metal skin.

CARPENTRY: framing for the lower portion of the projected window elements is in process.

CARPENTRY: kris & casey work from the street canopy scaffolding.

CARPENTRY: the framing for lower portion of the projected window elements is ready to be wrapped. Looking SE

MODEL: N elevation.

CARPENTRY: concurrently with the davis st. façade, the rear addition was being built.the framing is a bit complex due to cantilevered roof overhangs on two sides.

CARPENTRY: engineered wood beams are used for the major structural members to maintain a thin, 5 ½” (2x6) edge profile. Engineered wood is also used to create the south (alley) overhang. hey are “sistered” to the 2x12 roof joists.

CARPENTRY: 5 1/2” engineered wood overhang on south elevation. These members will be cut to a curved shape during the roof deck installation.

CARPENTRY: 5 ½” engineered wood is “sistered” to the 2x12 roof joists, ¾” roof deck is being installed.

CARPENTRY: it took 4 men to push the 2x12 band board into its curved shape . it will be cut/planed to follow the roof plane.

CARPENTRY: 2x12 curved band board is cut with a sawzaw by jacob on the right, then planed flush by tomek to follow the roof plane so the roof deck can becompleted prior to roofing.

CARPENTRY: roof deck can now be completed.

CARPENTRY: another crew is working on the 2x6 sloped wall framing.

CARPENTRY: another crew is working on (6) new skylight openings. notice that roofing material has been delivered (back of picture). It was a race to get theproject enclosed and waterproof. that’s matt on the right doing my job…plugging in power cords.

ROOFING: (2) 4’x8’x2” poliso rigid insulation panels are mechanically fastened thru the existing roof/insulation system into the roof deck. a self-stick base sheet follows with the single ply torch applied, modified bitumen membrane. steve is waterproofing today’s stopping point so water can’t get under the newly installed roofing system.

CARPENTRY: naz is cutting out the new skylight openings. this is done AFTER the new openings are waterproof.

ROOFING: first female roofer on any of our projects.

ROOFING: naz is preparing the temporary “leader box” which will be replaced with an aluminum one during the exterior skin process. a toilet flange has been installed/caulked into a plastic waste basket bottom and clamped to 4” flexiblenon-perforated drain pipe…rube goldberg would be proud.

ROOFING: eric is waterproofing the davis st. parapet.

CARPENTRY: the rear addition sloped wall framing is complete, next the south window wall.

CARPENTRY: framing  the south window wall.

CARPENTRY: south window wall is framed. ½” cdx plywood sheathing is being installed.

CARPENTRY: interior of the rear addition. plywood sheathing being installed.

CARPENTRY: plywood sheathing is nearly complete. the boom lift again makes working in a tight spot safe and easier. The thin wood members over the window openings are to keep the tyvek wrap from being ripped by the wind until the windows are installed..
CARPENTRY: plywood sheathing is beings installed by tomek & jacob.
CARPENTRY: the rear addition is wrapped as we did the davis st. façade elevation.

MODEL: S elevation

Thursday, November 17, 2011

AFZ+3 (2nd floor redux) steel + carpentry

AFZ+3 (2nd floor redux)
604-606 Davis
Evanston, Illinois 60201

adas/spatz properties

PROJECT UPDATE (11.17.2011):

The STRUCTURAL STEEL frame is in place and the CARPENTERS are busy erecting the building’s shell and switch to interior framing on inclement days. ROOFING is scheduled to start at the end of the week and we will work through the weekend. Hopefully the weather will “cooperate” just enough so we remain on schedule and are enclosed/watertight before WINTER arrives.

ANDY  (enjoy the photos)

CARPENTRY: the cantilevered microlams and 2x6 joists are in place, ready for wall framing(looking SW)
CARPENTRY: the (3) 2x12 angled header has been installed on the west projection. wall framing has begun  

CARPENTRY: kris & radek are framing the 2x6 slopped wall on the west projection. 2x4 blocks are used to maintain 24” spacing since “gravity” wants these members  to “rotate”

CARPENTRY: a detail of the eastern most stud in the slopped wall (see photo below)

CARPENTRY: the western projection has been roughed out and work has begun on the next one (looking south). The articulated arm lift really helps radek be precise

 MODEL: (looking south)

CARPENTRY: matt, kris & radek work out this corner so the finishedskin intersects at a point

CONCRETE: the piers and bollards are ready for the 2nd floor additions structural steel frame

STEEL: the 1st beam is craned into place

STEEL: miguel drills the existing masonry wall to receive ¾” sleeve anchors that are imbedded in epoxy. matt stabilizes the column

STEEL: the roof beam is hoisted into place with the columns attached and is then bolted to the beam below (looking NE)

MODEL: rear 2nd floor addition (looking NE)

CARPENTRY: tomek, kuba & matt are laying out the first floor joist. the masonry wall on the left is doing the “cha cha” making this a bit more difficult…typical of adaptive reuse projects    

CARPENTRY: radek is getting ready to move the next floor joist

CARPENTRY: (2)2x12’s are used every 2’ due to the long span. 2’ spacing makes it easier to work between joists as opposed to 1’-4”.  

CARPENTRY: we knew that this building was originally 1 story with a 2nd floor the 1950’s here was a fire on the 2nd floor and the wood framing was replaced with steel trusses. we also found that a new raised floor was built on top of the original roof deck. we added the steel rods 4’-0” oc to tie our new addition solidly into (2) floor joist to the left

STEEL: 2”x 2” steel angles tie the new roof structure to 2 rows of the existing trusses

CARPENTRY: the additions floor framing is nearly complete

CARPENTRY: the additions floor framing is nearly complete

CARPENTRY: the additions floor framing is nearly complete

CARPENTRY: interior partitions are built on rainy days, our focus is getting a new roof on before winter  

STEEL: the davis street window wall was not built as we thought, hence we needed a plan “b” in supporting the 2 projections. we opened up the roof to confirm the beam size so we could calculate the stress of adding additional forces to it by hanging micolams from it (see the 1st photo). the beam was strong enough

STEEL: matt & kris are working with jose & riccardo on the first of 4 hangers consisting of (2) ¾” rods. (1) rod is sufficient, but (2) are easier to connect 

STEEL: kris is aligning the rod for cutting prior to welding

STEEL: the first rod is welded to the steel tab…7 more to go

CARPENTRY: the overhang framing on the east projection has been started (looking SW)

MODEL: (looking SW)
steel frame + laying out 2nd floor addition floor joists
2ND  floor addition progress

steel hanging rod installation