Archive for the ‘construction’ Category

Electrical Services

This piece of equipment is called a trencher. It is being used to dig a trench for the electrical service.  Notice behind the wheels is an auger which helps push the dirt to the side so it does not slide back into the trench.

August 24, 2009 · sschulte · No Comments
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Another View of Eastern Avenue Branch

When you check out the new Veterans Memorial Parkway, look to the southeast and see the building of the Eastern Avenue Branch. This picture was taken from the bridge.

August 21, 2009 · sschulte · No Comments
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Foundations begin

As much as I want rain for my garden and sod, I do not want rain to halt progress on the building of the Eastern Ave branch. And although rain can be localized, I do not know of a way to make it so local that construction can continue and gardens can be watered. So […]

August 18, 2009 · sschulte · No Comments
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Engineered Fill

Wow, construction is not my area of expertise. I needed to ask questions of Ryan Schertz, the project superintendent of our site to see what all this equipment is doing. In the background you see a yellow excavator. This machine is taking the engineered fill off the pile and depositing it into dump trucks. The […]

July 28, 2009 · sschulte · No Comments
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General Contractor Announced

At their board meeting on Tuesday June 16th, the Davenport Public Library Board awarded the construction contract for the new Eastern Branch to a local firm, the Bush Construction Company.  One of our next steps will be to schedule our formal groundbreaking.  We’ll announce that date and time as soon as it’s available!!

June 18, 2009 · Amy · No Comments
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Topsoil Removed

As was pointed out in an earlier blog, location is of prime importance. It is necessary to be sure the right people will frequent a business or buy a home. Just ask any realtor! However, in construction, location is also important because of the foundation of the building. If the soil conditions are too marshy, […]

June 16, 2009 · sschulte · No Comments
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Location, location, location

When searching for a new home, the conventional wisdom is to pay attention to location, location, location.  When siting a library (or any other business) location is vitally important as well.  We’re excited about our new location in northeast Davenport.  It has easy access (just turn north on Eastern Avenue from 53rd Street); it’s close […]

June 9, 2009 · Amy · No Comments
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More than construction!

  Actual construction is important in our new Eastern Branch and as you can see from the pictures, we are now moving the dirt. But behind the scenes, we are also working to prepare for opening the new branch. Once you step into the building, you are going to expect to see a collection of […]

June 2, 2009 · Amy · No Comments
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We’re getting close to actual construction!

The Library board authorized the branch architect to proceed with bid documents at a special meeting on May 5th. The City Council also voted to proceed with the project at the most recent council meeting. So bid documents for the construction of the Eastern Avenue Library were released today, May 15th 2009.

May 15, 2009 · Amy · No Comments
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