Thanks to Bush Construction, we are showing the pictures they took to show the Libraryâ€™s Building Committee the progress over the month of October. This is a PDF file. Building and Grounds Update 11-4-09
Thanks to Bush Construction, we are showing the pictures they took to show the Library’s Building Committee the progress over the month of September. This is a PDF file. Building and Grounds Update 10-1-09
What a beautiful day we had for our topping out ceremony. The beam over the entrance is now in place with citizen’s names. Thank you to everyone who was able to come be with us. Thank you also to all those who couldn’t come but have helped us get this far. Who would think that [...]
Geothermal is beginning. Actually it began when the foundation for the south side of the building was set. The pipes need to go under the foundation as all of the heating and cooling is going to be under the floor of this building. The picture shows the header pipes for the supply and return in [...]
Iâ€™ve done a blog previously on the footings, but recently when I was out taking pictures, I got a chance to see the workers building the forms.Â This is a job that must be very exact because the walls are based on these footings. The engineers come to the sight and put a mark at [...]
This shows the workers digging a manhole for the electrical service which will then connect to the building. The width and the depth are being measured to specific requirements as required by MidAmerican Energy. This manhole will then connect the main power supply via a 3 foot conduit which will go into the building. It [...]
Much goes into construction of the walls. After the base is built, rebar is added in specific places to help hold the shape of the concrete. You will notice in the first picture the worker is tying the rebar so that it curves in the correct shape of the wall. At the bottom right of [...]
We talked about concrete going into the construction of the footings and the walls. In these pictures, we see it is also used for the driveway. In the first picture, the concrete truck is dumping the mixed concrete into a concrete buggy. This buggy is then driven to the specific area that needs to be [...]
This piece of equipment is called a trencher. It is being used to dig a trench for the electrical service. Â Notice behind the wheels is an auger which helps push the dirt to the side so it does not slide back into the trench.
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.