Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Building Envelope to be secured

DAILY  LOG August 22, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Larry, Fred, George, Tom, Duncan, Henri, Jesse, Emily, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
The Fire-wall separating the Roof Truss Systems was completed. The Roof Truss System for 517 Muskoka Beach Road was installed.

What Next?
Tuesday, August 23 – A crew of 12 is coming out from CMHC to frame up the front porch, build the
landings, and possibly stain the shed. Also, Jesse Campbell Construction will be installing the sheathing
on the Roof Truss Systems.
Wednesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27 – These days will probably be spent in getting the framing finished, i.e. headers over doors, walls in the basement, backing for drywall. We will also need to complete the installation of the SMS Foam.
Also during this period we will need to get the shingles installed on the roof, and Mike Vettese of
Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services has volunteered to install the roof shingles for free and to supply
them at below cost.
Many thanks to Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services
Many thanks to Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction for volunteering his crew to install the Roof Truss Systems.
Many thanks to Home Building Center for supplying our wall framing materials.
Many thanks to Bob Chamberlain of Chamberlains Tim-Br-Mart for his interest in our build and his attention to detail.
Many thanks to Clyde McDuff of Ready Mix Concrete   for providing the concrete at cost, and for sending out Eddy and Trevor to deliver the concrete and help with the pour.
Many thanks to Brad Williams of Artistic Stone, and to Chuck and Eddy and Trevor for working a long hard day to get the two basement floors finished.
Many thanks to SMS Rentals in Bracebridge for supplying us with 2 (two!) concrete finishers.

Further on Down the Road
Phase 2 -- The next portion of the Build is to get the Building Envelope secured. This means letting
the licensed professionals in to do their thing. This Phase involves:

  • Roofers
  • Wind Barrier Installers
  • Window and Door Installers
  • Siding, Soffit and Flashing Installers
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Tin-bashers (HVAC guys)
  • Insulators

During this time the need for Volunteers is going to be decreased. Of course, everyone is welcome to
come out to the Site, but don’t be surprised or disappointed if there isn’t much to do. Hopefully this
phase will not last more than 2 weeks.

Phase 3 – This is the other portion of the Build where our wonderful hard-working Volunteers are
once again in great demand. This Phase involves:

  • Drywalling
  • Trimwork and Doors
  • Painting (everybody’s favourite!)
  • Floor Installation (sheet goods, hardwood, carpet)
  • Cabinet Installation
  • Final Grading and LandscapingPresenting our two Homeowners with the keys to their respective palaces
  • Patting ourselves on the back for a job superbly done

Monday, August 22 – 8 Volunteers needed
Tuesday, August 23 – No Volunteers. This day is reserved for the Crew from CMHC
Wednesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27 – 8 Volunteers per day.

Engineered Floor Systems, wall framing materials, Roof Truss Systems, SM Foam, skill saw, hammers,
levels, squares, tape measures, tool belts, ladders, roof shingles
Engineered Roof Truss Systems from Pioneer Trusses
Sheathing, blocking and web-bracing for Roof Truss Systems from Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart
Wall framing materials from Home Building Center
Windows and doors from Muskoka Windows and Doors.
Concrete floors in the basement from Ready Mix Concrete

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.
Many thanks to Habitat for Humanity Muskoka  for providing us with a delicious lunch.
  Be sure and call 644 3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

For framing
For plumbing, electrical and HVAC rough-insFor insulation and vapour barrier
For occupancy and final

My Thoughts
Thank you to all our Volunteers.

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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