Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Walls nearly done, trusses, framing soon!


DAILY  LOG August 16, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Larry, Aiden, Brian, Max, Samantha, Emily, Duncan, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
Very, very close to having all the walls up. The trusses are being delivered tomorrow (surprise! surprise!) and the framers are coming to install them on Friday. Very nice. A special treat to put us right back on schedule.

What Next?
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.

THIS  WEEK: Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Pour the concrete floors in the basement on Saturday. Ready Mix Concrete will provide the concrete at
cost and donate the truck and driver time.
Trusses arrive on Wednesday. Jesse Campbell, of Jesse Campbell Construction, has volunteered to bring in his crew and install the truss roof system on Friday.
NEXT  WEEK: Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
A crew of 12 is coming out from CMHC on Tuesday to frame up the front porch, build the landings, and possibly stain the shed. Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC rough-ins to follow.
Busy volunteers in Bala, 2010

Volunteers
Monday, August 14 – Saturday, August 20
Volunteers needed who can pour a concrete floor
Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
8 Volunteers per day

Materials/Tools?
Monday, July25 – Friday, August 19
Engineered Floor System, wall framing materials, Roof Truss system, SM Foam, skill saw, hammers,
levels, squares, tape measures, tool belts, ladders, roof shingles.
One of my favourite Bala Build photos!
Engineered Floor system from Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart (at a nicely reduced cost).
Wall framing materials from Home Building Center.
Windows and doors from Muskoka Windows and Doors.
Concrete floors in the basement from Ready Mix Concrete.

Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 19
Wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels, gum-boots, floating trowels, whirlies
Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27
Roofers needed

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 a delicious lunch.
Many thanks to Heather Harris for a delicious lunch on Monday!
  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

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

My Thoughts

What a wonderful surprise to hear that our trusses would be delivered tomorrow and the framers were
available for Friday. I see blessings in every turn.

Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
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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