Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; April 18th Construction Update

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Phase I; April 18th Construction Update. Info here!

Phase I; April 18th Construction Update
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:


Another week down
I readily admit not a lot to see for it but all the work being done now will pay huge rewards in the future by creating strong and durable foundations for the buildings. We had a lot of inspections this week of all the plumbing, electrical, and mechanical elements that are under the foundation slabs and because the construction crew is so good, we have passed them all.

Fire Marshall has also been on campus a lot this week testing fire hydrants and preparing for moving the Sub Acute's underground Fire/Water vault. Yes this means that next week will be full of inconvenience as we are needing to turn off the water to Sub Acute on Tuesday for the day. I have my fingers crossed for 4 hours but the contractor feels it will take them closer to 8 hours to get all the piping out of the existing fire/water vault, pull the existing vault, install a new reinforced vault, and reconnect everything. We have a contingency plan for 12 hours just to be safe. Be sure to be especially kind to Sub Acute staff as they are taking one for the team this next week and in their usual way are approaching it with positivity, flexibility, and tons of grace.

We were not able to pour the slab for the new residence this week but will be doing it on Monday. I know it will be tempting to see all that fresh concrete and want to put your initials in it but construction crews will be watching closely plus we do have some web cams up -- can't say you weren't warned.

Other elements to expect next week
Residence concrete slab on Monday, will need to cure for at least 3 days Joint Board and Foundation Board meeting in Chapel Monday evening Install of new Fire/Water vault on Tuesday Framing will begin on Residence on Thursday (yeah man, we are going vertical!) Delivery of big items like lumber & roof trusses will begin Louise Building interior demo will continue through the week Expect Project Manager collapse by end of week

In the near future expect
Some hammering as we move to framing and roofing More concrete poured as we pour the Sub Acute slab the 29th Numerous big trucks delivering lots of materials Demo of the Cold Storage Building which means more fence work at Sub Acute

As always if you have any issues, questions, or are just curious let me know.

Pam Krecklow
Albertina Kerr

More Info
For more info contact Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr, at 503-869-2596.


Construction on a new sub-acute care addition, and a new residential facility, began in March at Albertina Kerr Centers Gresham Campus, 722 NE 162nd Ave. Work on the project is expected to be completed in July.

The 6,000 square feet of new space, a new exercise area and parking lot improvements will allow the facility to serve approximately 25% more children and families.

Since 1997, Albertina Kerr Centers has operated a youth crisis psychiatric facility on its Gresham Campus.

The 24-bed facility has benefited over 4,000 children experiencing severe mental health challenges and their families over the past 15 years and is the only facility of its type in the State of Oregon.

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