Tuesday, July 26, 2011

They aren't floored!

DAILY  LOG JULY 26, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Mike from Tom Bunker Surveying, Paul, Kevin, Bill, Fred, Dorothy, Marjie, Brian, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
We hauled all of our very expensive floor system to the back of the house, had a coffee break, and went home.

What Next?
Monday, July25 – Friday, July 29
The framing of the floor joist system has been put on hold until some structural problems are resolved.
Wednesday, July 27 – Repair of the bowed wall
Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5
Tuesday, August 2 – The Corrections Canada Crew is coming out for a hardy day’s work.
Wednesday, August 3 – Hopefully we will have resumed framing of the floor joist system and main
structure.  Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction has volunteered to bring in his crew and install the truss roof system.
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
Gravenhurst Plumbing and Greenside Electric will do the plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins.
Bill Gee of Great Northern Insulation has volunteered to provide us the labour to install the insulation which we will provide. He will also provide the truck to blow in the attack insulation once the drywall is installed.
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 19
Drywall installation

Wednesday, July 27 – 4 Volunteers
Site Supervisors needed
Thursday, July 28 – NO VOLUNTEERS
Friday, July 29 – NO VOLUNTEERS
Monday, August 1 – HOLIDAY
Tuesday, August 2 – Corrections Canada is providing 12 Volunteers
Site Supervisors needed
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
2 Volunteers per day needed to do site clean up
Site Supervisors needed
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 19
We are hoping to have the big company crews come out to do drywall installation
Site Supervisors needed

Monday, July 25 – Friday, August 5
Engineered Floor System, wall framing materials, Roof Truss system, SM Foam, skill saw, hammers, levels, squares, tape measures, tool belts, ladders, roof shingles. Engineered Floor system from Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart (at a nicely reduced cost)
Windows and doors from Muskoka Windows and Doors.
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
Brooms, dust masks and garbage bags
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 19
Drywall materials, drywall nails and screws, drywall lifter, dust masks, box-cutter knives

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.
Wednesday, July 27 – Food and Drink for 7
Thursday, July 28 – No Food and Drink Required
Friday, July 29 – No Food and Drink Required
Tuesday, August 2 – Food and Drink for 15
  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.


  • For framing
  • For plumbing, electrical and heating rough-ins
  • For insulation and vapour barrier
  • For occupancy and final

My Thoughts
We have a plan in place to fix the bowed wall. It will require some re-bar and some concrete and a short, but hard, day’s work from our many willing and generous Volunteers. Once again, thanks to all for their hard work and willingness.

I apologize for not having a full day’s (even a full morning’s) work for everybody today and yesterday.
We are dealing with a couple of big issues right now pertaining to the structure and design of the house, so there are severe limitations on what we can do until these are resolved. However, I do not want to take the wind out of our sails or cause our momentum to slow down. Maybe I am using the wrong approach, but I am thinking that it is better for people to come to the jobsite every day and do
something rather than have the site sit abandoned.

The problems we are facing will be resolved in a short space of time, and it would be a shame to lose the momentum we have going now.

Thanks to everybody for their patience.
Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204
mike @ habitatmuskoka.com www.habitatmuskoka.com

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