Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Nailing, nailing, nailing, nailing

DAILY  LOG August 2, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Larry (Site Supervisor), Charlie, Phil, Jay, Jenna, Janet, Kayla, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
The crew from Corrections Canada came, saw, and conquered!!! The engineered floor joist system on
unit 519 is 90% complete. The ladies were carrying around 20’ x 14” x 1 ¾” Paralam Joists (or “the big
heavy yellow boards” as they called them) like they were 2 x 4’s. Also, a lot more of that big pile of dirt
has been moved thanks to Charlie, Phil and Jenna.

What Next?
Wednesday, August 3 – Friday, August 5 –We will have resumed framing of the 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 he will provide at cost. 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, August 3 -- 8 Volunteers + DougP + MikeO
Thursday, August 4 -- 8 Volunteers + DougP + MikeO
Friday, August 5 -- 8 Volunteers + DougP + MikeO
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12
8 Volunteers per day to complete framing and do site clean up
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 19
It does not seem likely the big company crews come out to do drywall installation. (They are booked for
later dates.) ERGO:
8 Volunteers per day for Drywall installation

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
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, August 3 – Friday, August 5 – Food and Drink Required for 10 each day
  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
What a great, fun, productive day we had today. The job just flowed as smooth as melting butter.
Thanks to Larry who handled all the cuts, the Ladies who hauled all the lumber, as well as nailing in the
rim, and the Gents who nailed and nailed and nailed and nailed and nailed and nailed all the joist
hangers. (Did I mention those hangers have a lot of nails?)
Well done, everyone! Thank you.

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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