Monday, August 8, 2011

Build photos August 3 & Aug. 5 log

DAILY  LOG August 5, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
George, Larry, Adam, Dave, Bill, Stu, Matt, Eric and Roman, Mark, Cameron, Brian, DougP, Michael
O’Grady (Project Manager)
Linda and the lady from Cogeco

What Happened?
Both floor systems complete.
I understand that Linda did an interview, but I had to run to a meeting with Bob from Home Building Center.

What Next?
Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13
More Framing!
Many thanks to Home Building Center for supplying our wall framing materials.
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 he will provide at cost. He will also provide the truck to blow in the attack insulation once the drywall is installed.

NEXT WEEK: Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Pour the concrete floors in the basement. Ready Mix Concrete will provide the concrete at cost and donate the truck and driver time.
IN TWO WEEKS: Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
Trusses arrive on Monday. Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction has volunteered to bring in his crew and install the truss roof system.

Monday, August 8 – Saturday, August 13
8 Volunteers per day to complete framing and do site clean up
Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Volunteers needed who can pour a concrete floor
Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
8 Volunteers per day

Monday, July25 – 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
Wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels, gum-boots, floating trowels, whirlies

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.Many thanks to Boston Pizza of Gravenhurst for providing us with 2 beautiful pizzas.
And special thanks to Tom and Susan for buying us 2 more beautiful pizzas!
Many thanks to the CWL of Saint Paul’s Catholic Church in Gravenhurst for the beautiful sandwiches, fruits and veggies, and drink boxes.
  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
Never assume. I assumed the trusses were ordered only to find they were not. They are now, and the trusses will arrive on August 22. That sets things back a bit, but we are still doing a stellar job in good time thanks to our crew of wonderful Volunteers.

Last week was a hot one. The Volunteers finished up the floor system on 517 by mid afternoon on Friday. They literally toughed it out; helping, urging, chiding and supporting one another. The camaraderie was awesome. I just want to thank them all for letting me be a part of that.

Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204
mike @

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