AFZ+3 (2nd floor redux)
Evanston, Illinois 60201
PROJECT UPDATE (7.15.2012:
we were 100% complete at the end of may and fully occupied june 1st. SORRY it took this long to send out this project update, but we have been “good busy”. finished project update to follow, shortly.
ANDY (enjoy the pics & video)
CARPENTRY: kasey is working on wood base.
CARPENTRY: kris & kasey are installing the rear hollow metal entry door/frame.
PLUMBING: stainless steel lav trim is being installed. chrome pipe is used since it’s exposed.
ORNAMENTAL IRON: matt is reviewing the installation of unit 5’s aluminum balcony armature with humberto & jose. The scissor lift is used for temporary support.
ORNAMENTAL IRON: the aluminum armature is attached to the masonry wall with sleeve anchors by juan. jose is welding the “offset” section to an aluminum plate that has already been sleeve anchored.
ORNAMENTAL IRON: completed “maintenance free” platform and rail…85% recycled aluminum.
HARDWOOD FLOOR: floors are sanded, then finished with a low VOC“ shopping center” grade finish by BOMA. We used an unstained natural finish to shorten drying time and ease future maintenance. 2 coats of finish are applied prior to covering with kraft paper. a 3rd coat will be applied after painting.
HARDWOOD FLOOR/PAINT: floors have been finished and are in the process of being covered. walls have be meticulously prepped for final finish coat.
CARPENTRY: during the interior finishing process, the carpenters have been working on the exterior metal skin. the 1/8” aluminum plate panels are nearing completion with the 18" aluminum standing seam panels to follow on the unfinished section. we have previously installed “ice & water shield” on the sloped section (black) and a tyvek “similar” on the other sections (white).
CARPENTRY: standing seam panels are being applied. panels are left long and then trimmed to get a straight bottom edge.
CARPENTRY: tomek is scoring the overhanging panels with a utility knife prior to bending/breaking. the aluminum will snap after 3 or 4 back/forth bends speeding up installation.
CARPENTRY: moving right along…the sloped panels overlap the vertical pieces which are installed first and bent over the sloped plane. polyurethane adhesive caulk is used underneath as not to be seen an thoroughly waterproof the intersection.
ORNAMENTAL IRON: meanwhile in the back…unit 5’s balcony has been followed by the exit stair. unlike the balcony, steel needs to be used for strength and will need to be painted. jose is tack welding the stair treads to the stringers. they will be continuously welded once all the treads have been installed and adjusted.
ORNAMENTAL IRON: humberto is “sorting out” the installation?
ORNAMENTAL IRON: the treads are in place and the guard rail is in process.
ORNAMENTAL IRON: the adjacent masonry party wall is very uneven. matt, jose and renaldo are working out the “stand offs” so this rail will be straight.
CARPENTRY: kris is installing insulation on the water supply lines or they will drip from condensation.note they plastic bag over the CO2/smoke detector. during construction the sensors need to be kept dust free to avoid future false positives.
EXCAVATION/CONCRETE: the previous “beat” parking area is being removed. the concrete will be recycled.
EXCAVATION/CONCRETE: parking lot is being filled and graded.
EXCAVATION/CONCRETE: we got started pouring a bit late. finishing was completed “under the lights”.
CARPETNRY: back on davis street…panel overlaps have been waterproofed. this job would have been extremely difficult without the lift.
CARPENTRY: aluminum coping is being installed at the roof to flash that edge and will be counterflashed to the roof with modified bitumen later. the 1/8" panels are being cleaned on the left with the lift.
CARPENTRY: aluminum coping is nearly complete.
PAINT: the steel stair at the rear is being prepped for paint.
CARPENTRY: the 1/8” aluminum plate is being cleaned.
PAINT: lukacz & rafal are finish coating the interior of unit 5.
PAINT: the stair is being painted using a DTM (direct to metal) oil base product by benjamin moore, it’s more durable than “greener” water based products and ultimately greener over time.
PAINT: the scaffolding is GONE and all that’s left is painting the 1st floor soffit.