Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Nearly walled in!

DAILY  LOG August 17, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Larry, Arden, Rick, Max, George, Bill, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
Very, very close to having all the walls up. The Roof Truss Systems are delivered. Jesse Campbell called me on the ride home to tell me the framers would be coming to begin installing them on Thursday! WooHoo! Very nice. A special treat to put us right back on schedule.

What Next?
Thursday, August 18 -- Jesse Cambell Construction will be on site installing one of the Roof Truss System.
Friday, August 19 – We need to get the fire-wall separating the two Roof Truss Systems built and
Saturday, August 20 -- Pour the concrete floors in the basement
Monday, August 22 -- Jesse Cambell Construction will be on site installing the other Roof Truss System
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.
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 who will provide the concrete at cost, and donate the truck and driver.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:
Wind Barrier Installers
Window and Door Installers
Siding, Soffit and Flashing Installers
Tin-bashers (HVAC guys)
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:
Trimwork and Doors
Painting (everybody’s favourite!)
Floor Installation (sheet goods, hardwood, carpet)
Cabinet Installation
Final Grading and Landscaping
Presenting our two Homeowners with the keys to their respective palaces
Patting ourselves on the back for a job superbly done!

Thursday, August 18 – 8 Volunteers needed.
Friday, August 19 – 8 – 10 Volunteers needed
Saturday, August 20 – 2 Volunteers needed
Monday, August 22 – 8 Volunteers needed
Tuesday, August 23 – No Volunteers. This day is reserved for the Crew from CMHC.

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 Boston Pizza of Bracebridge for providing us with a delicious lunch.
  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

For framingFor plumbing, electrical and HVAC rough-ins
For insulation and vapour barrier
For occupancy and final

My Thoughts
We have been blessed with many fine men and women coming out to our Build – eager, ready, and
experienced or willing to learn. They have toughed it out through some really hot days, and they have
waited patiently for the rain to stop. They have jumped in with both feet when everything was a go, and
they have waited (albeit chomping at the bit) whenever there was a delay. And through it all, no
complaints. All in all, the finest crews of peoples I have ever worked with. Thank you all very much.

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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