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Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; Jun 16th Construction Update

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Phase I; Jun 1st Construction Update. Info here!

Phase I; Jun 16th Construction Update
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:

Greetings,

Well it is raining but it isn't slowing us down because we have both roofs, exteriors almost complete and working on the dry inside of the buildings.

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; Jun 16th Construction Update; Subacute facility takes shape. Click to enlarge.
Albertina Kerr, Subacute facility,(foreground). Photo May 23rd

If you haven't seen the site lately is really coming along:

Residence:
We have a top of line moisture control system installed Siding is almost complete Exterior Doors are being installed (don't panic some are just temporary doors) Tons (and yes I am being literal) of wiring is being pulled on the interior Mechanical is being roughed in.

Subacute:
The roofing is complete. Exterior brick is up and looks great. Windows are in. Another ton of wire is being pulled and the mechanical is being roughed in.

That is pretty much it, as I said earlier the WOW elements are pretty much done. But we are moving forward.

Parking remains as depicted on plan.

Any questions, issues, concerns please just let me know.

Pam Krecklow
Albertina Kerr

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; Jun 1st Construction Update

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Phase I; Jun 1st Construction Update. Info here!

Phase I; Jun 1st Construction Update
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:

Greetings,

As promised, it was a quieter week, the fiberglass windows with the safety glass got installed in the new Residence (right, background).

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; May 23rd Construction Update; Subacute facility tak3s shape. Click to enlarge.
Albertina Kerr, Subacute facility (foreground)

The safety glass is designed to withhold (5) 50lb drops of a steel ball. The State (of Oregon) was by to walk through the new Residence and everyone is very excited to see it come to fruition. The Subacute addition (right foreground) is framed-in and the interior walls are up. It's becoming quite the space. Been working with everyone on interior colors and finishes, will have them buttoned up here in the next couple of weeks. Always a good sign there is an end in sight, as getting the finishes/color in is one of the last things to do.

This next week expect:

  • The Residence to be water tight with the windows and siding finished
  • Begin plywood and sheetrock install on inside of Residence
  • Roofing and exterior finishes going on Subacute addition
  • The Louise will be quiet for a while as we are done with the interior demo and waiting on approval for next steps.

All the dramatic drama is pretty much over, at least until the end of this month when we start to finish up the site work.

A heads-up to Subacute, tie in to existing equipment (plumbing, electrical, mechanical/furnace, fire system, etc.) is going to be starting in earnest in the next couple of weeks. I am sorry to say this will be a big inconvenience, as it will means guys in the hallways (mainly therapist hallway but gym hallway also) and some noise. The residence wings will remain free of physical disturbance but circulation throughout the building will be impacted. There is no reason to panic, this is just a heads up it is on the way. I don't have any specifics yet but as soon as I do we will be working through scheduling and all the other issues to make it as convenient and painless as we possibly can. If you need any incentive to get you through this next part, just go out and look at the addition. It is going to be fabulous!

No changes in parking this next week and there remains parking available up and around the Louise Building.

One more week down, only nine more to go!

Any questions, issues, concerns, please let me know.

Pam Krecklow
Albertina Kerr

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; May 12th Construction Update

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Phase I; May 12th Construction Update. Info here!

Phase I; April May 12th Construction Update
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:

Greetings,

After last week, this week is going to be a bit boring. Hard to compete with the dramatic fall of the old exterior wall that faced 165th as we finished the cut-in. If you wish to see the video see Krisanne or let me know and I can send it to you.

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; Sub-Acure Framing (fore), New Residents Facility (back)
Albertina Kerr, Sub-Acute framing begins

We also got completed last week:

  • The exterior framing of the residence
  • The cold storage building demolished (campus looks really different now)
  • Subacute framing started

This next week is going to be less exciting but a bit noisy as we hammer, hammer, hammer on:

  • Roofing on the residence
  • Continue framing on Subacute
  • We will also be moving inside on the new residence working on rough in for plumbing, electrical, and equipment install
  • Also decommissioning the old well this week

But the weather and progress should keep us all happy.

Please let me know if there are any issues, questions, concerns in regards to the construction.

Pam Krecklow
Albertina Kerr

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; May 23rd Construction Update

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Phase I; May 23rd Construction Update. Info here!

Phase I; April May 23rd Construction Update
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:

Greetings,

Well one more week down! By the end of May (yes that is next week) the residence will be water tight and Subacute will almost be.

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; May 23rd Construction Update; Subacute facility tak3s shape. Click to enlarge.
Albertina Kerr, Subacute facility

We got our new fiberglass windows with the safety glass for the residence delivered today and Subacute's windows are in town pending site delivery. As soon as the framing gets complete they will be brought to site and installed.

Next week we are:

  • Having another crane on site on Tuesday to finish up lifting all the metal framing for the Subacute expansion
  • Finishing up Subacute's framing
  • Will be addressing siding and windows for the residence
  • And continuing rough in plumbing, electrical, and mechanical install for both buildings
  • I will also be doing some soil testing for the next phase of projects, this will include a trench being dug behind the Chapel and at the Louise

Sorry to say that most of the fun/exciting parts are completed. By end of next week we will be moving inside. The project will appear to go to a snail's pace as we begin all the interior work that isn't as visible. But so far we are still on schedule and just keep moving forward. Don't worry it will get exciting again when we start finishing up the site work, get the new driveways paved, and landscaping installed.

Since we got all the roof trusses this last week, we were able to open up some additional parking for Subacute guest parking. The guest parking is marked and the Gravel, Chapel, and Louise lots are still available as reflected on the parking plan.

Hope everyone has a fabulous Holiday weekend and we are back it on Tuesday.

Please let me know if there are any issues, questions, concerns in regards to the construction.

Pam Krecklow
Albertina Kerr

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; May 16th Construction Update

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Phase I; May 12th Construction Update. Info here!

Phase I; April May 12th Construction Update
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:

Greetings,

I see the weather is not going to hold over the weekend but doesn't matter as we have roofing on the new residence. We also have a squeaky clean Louise Building with no asbestos anywhere, although there are no interior walls either. Plus the well is decommissioned. What more can a girl ask for, other than having the well trucks removed, that is? Another fruitful week that keeps us moving forward.

Albertina Kerr Expansion Phase I, May 16, 2014 Update: New Resident's Facility takes shape. Click to enlarge.
Albertina Kerr, New Residents Facility
Albertina Kerr Expansion Phase I, May 16, 2014 Update: Sub-Acute Facility framing begins. Click to enlarge.
Albertina Kerr, New SubAcute Facility

Next week's activities include:

  • More hammering as we continue to frame interior and exterior of both buildings
  • Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical rough in's
  • Delivery of windows for the residence and roof trusses for Subacute

We ran into some trouble with the core drills that attempted to happen today (Friday) but didn't. So will be trying again next week with a different method. As I know more about times and days I will pass that information along.

I know Subacute had some issues with noise this last week and we have shifted the saws to attempt to keep the noise level down. The good news is we are done with work on the existing building plus we have completed the concrete sawing both were very loud and disrupting. It is my hope the noise level stays down from here on out.

We are going to need to start equipment tie in at Subacute here in the next couple of weeks. Andersen and I are trying to come up with a plan to keep everyone out of the gym but if you do hear noise in the ceiling, it is not pests, only guys tying into the existing furnace, air conditioning, fire, and plumbing systems. I have asked about equipment shut down times but am being told most systems won't need to shut down. But we all know how that goes. Stay tuned for daily announcements as we move forward.

Hoping to open up more parking now that well is decommissioned and work in that area is completed. Plus once all the trusses get on site the really big trucks should not be coming to campus any more. I do promise it will quiet down here real soon. Besides we will be officially half way done end of next week! Sounds like a party in the making to me. Anyone have any good ideas let me know.

As always if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please let me know.

Pam Krecklow
Albertina Kerr

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; May 2nd Construction Update

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Phase I; April May 2nd Construction Update. Info here!

Phase I; April May 2nd Construction Update
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:

Greetings,

No flooding this week, but we have had wood flying! The crane was here pulling trusses off the truck and up onto the new walls of the residence. Always exciting to see that.

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; New Residents Facility Takes Shape
Albertina Kerr, New Residents Facility

This week's activities also included:

  • Temporary fence moved at Subacute - It didn't rain for me but we only had to have the playground down Thursday morning & Friday to mid-afternoon so everyone got to enjoy the sunshine while it is here.
  • Slab poured for Subacute - Contractor was happy it didn't rain too.
  • Finished up most of the messy demo at the Louise, there will still be activity but not major activity.

Next week is another big week:

  • We start the week by building a new temporary exterior wall in Subacute so that we can begin the tie in to the existing building. Expecting to only have the group room out of commission for about 4 hours and then we will be out of staffs hair. Although, keep in mind there will still be outside noise this next week as we demolish some of the existing building's exterior but hoping to be quick.
  • Will finish the framing on the residence and begin framing the Subacute expansion. We have two more delivery of trusses for the expansion so more big trucks next week.
  • Contractor didn't get the Cold Storage Building demolished, had to pull equipment for an emergency in Eugene, but will be addressing on Monday and then we will finish up the well decommissioning so expect activity around that area most of next week. Luckily we moved the fence so the playground can remain open.

Future Attractions:

  • Things will remain fast and furious for another week or two as we finish up framing and then it will subside to a snail's pace as we move into the interior, so enjoy it while you can.
  • This also means that will have to begin equipment tie in. This is a couple weeks out but putting it on everyone's radar as it will be yet another inconvenience for Subacute. Again a couple weeks out yet, so no reason to panic as we will work out plans prior to doing any work.

Please remember that we can park all over campus, so even if there is no parking close to your building there is parking somewhere on Campus. The parking plan is still valid. After the last of the trusses are delivered we will be able to open up some additional parking which will relieve any pressure.

As always a huge thanks for being patient and understanding as all the pieces fall into place. I am exhausted after another busy week but got to walk through the new residence today and although ready to collapse, am very excited to see it all coming together.

Pam Krecklow
Albertina Kerr

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:

Greetings,

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

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; April 11th Construction Update

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Phase I; April 11th Construction Update. Info here!

Phase I; April 11th Construction Update
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:

Greetings,

Well it has been a full week:

  • The change in weather has allowed us to get the first concrete pour done, which means we have footings.....yeah!
  • We got the new North driveway cut in.
  • Sub Acute's entrance got shifted from the South side of the building to the North side. Yes it's different but you get a great view of the construction site.
  • IT's (information technology) fiber work got completed so that project is done and the road between Louise and Sub Acute is open again.
  • We started the decommissioning process on the old well, which is beside the cold storage building.
  • We began interior demolition of the Louise Building, we aren't doing anything on the outside so all you will see is a bunch of stuff (including some horse hair plaster, yes that's how they made plaster back in 1925) being tossed into dumpsters.

Next week expect:

  • More concrete trucks, we will begin pouring our slabs which after those cure we will be going vertical.....the really exciting stuff!
  • We will be working on the area along 165th and the new emergency entrance to campus.
  • Coming Soon:

    • A new fire/water vault will be going in soon. Yes I am the only one probably excited about this one but it is a huge hurdle. This work will cause some issues for Sub Acute when it happens but we are working up plans to address all contingencies.

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

    Pam Krecklow
    Albertina Kerr

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; April 4th Construction Update

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Phase I; April 4th Construction Update. Info here!

Phase I; April 4th Construction Update
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:

Greetings,
As expected it was a pretty quiet this week. In spite of the rain we have been able to finish the trenching, pipe install, and slab layout. We have also made great process on installing rebar and the concrete forms. IT (information technology) has also been working on installing some fiber lines which is the work that has been happening on the road way behind the Louise Building.

Next week we can expect:

  • A new entrance into Sub Acute, we will be shifting the temporary entrance to the North side of the building versus were it is on the South side currently. Look for that to be open when you get to campus on Thursday the 10th.
  • The new Sub Acute entrance is allowing us to cut the new driveway in earlier than expected, keep in mind this is just forming it. We are not opening the driveway until we are done with construction.
  • Decommissioning of the old well that is adjacent to the Cold Storage Building (expecting that on Monday the 7th)
  • And yes we should have some concrete next week also.

Still excited as we will soon see some vertical elements happening as we move on to framing.

The parking will remain as depicted on the parking map. A new version is attached that reflects the new Sub Acute entrance but parking areas have not changed.

As always if you have any questions, concerns, or issues please let me know so the project team can get a solution.

Pam Krecklow
Albertina Kerr

Albertina Kerr Project Phase I; April 27th Construction Update

Albertina Kerr Begins Construction on $1.5M Project in West Gresham. Phase I; April 27th Construction Update. Info here!

Phase I; April 27th Construction Update
A message to our neighbors from Pam Krecklow, Real Estate & Construction Manager, Albertina Kerr:

Greetings,

As expected last week was just full of activity but the good news is everyone made it through without a scratch, expect for a buried 8" pipe.

A recap of last week activities included:

  • The 2014 flood, which was caused by a failed pipe fitting and all that water had to go somewhere. Just glad we got it stopped before entering the Sub Acute facility but it was a close one
  • This event did cause Sub Acute's water to be shut off for an additional day but we did get rid of port a potties on Thursday (YEAH)
  • Plus between Rockwood Water District and the Contractor (yes it took both of them) we did have to have flush the whole neighborhoods water system to clean it out late Tuesday night. This was pre flood but a huge inconvenience for the whole neighborhood
  • Water is back on and we have had no trouble since 4/23/14 so I am putting the flood and the sleepiness night behind me and moving forward
  • We did get exterior supports up on the Louise Building
  • And did start framing, WE HAVE WALLS. If you haven't seen them yet take a second and check it out.

Next week will be equally busy. Expect lots of activity as we:

  • Continue framing the new residence
  • Pour the slab for the Sub Acute addition (Tuesday). Again there are web cams up if anyone is tempted
  • We are expecting the residence roof trusses to be delivered on Wednesday
  • Will be taking the Cold Storage Building down this week also
  • Cold Storage Demo will affect the Sub Acute playground late in the week as we are moving the West fence in an attempt to make up some square footage that was lost when we adjusted the North fence. I am hoping for rain Thursday and Friday, sorry
  • We will be finishing up the interior demo at the Louise but still have some mitigation, wiring, and misc. elements to address so not done yet
  • Might (although it is a big might) see a wall or two appear for the Sub Acute expansion

Just a heads up but coming up in the near future:

  • The cut into the Sub Acute building. We will begin discussion this next week on schedule and plan just letting everyone know more is coming. Believe it or not there is an end in sight.
  • Lots for hammering as we begin framing on both buildings

Can't thank everyone, especially the neighbors, enough for their patience and support this last week. It was a trying one for everybody yet everyone, but me, handled the water shut down, flood, and resulting issues with so much grace that it warmed my heart. A huge thank you to everyone. If you have any questions, concerns, issues, or etc. please don't hesitate to give me a call.

Pam Krecklow
Albertina Kerr

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