OAC Update, August 17, 2016

Actionable Items

Additional cores are required in structural podium slab/deck post concrete pour.
Status:
[08/10/16] The Structural Engineer has approve some of the proposed locations. Four locations proposed were rejected due to structural impacts.
[08/17/16] The General Contractor has submitted alternate core locations to the Architect and Structural Engineer.  These alternate locations will be x-rayed to determine if they are viable locations.

A portion of the initial concrete slab pour is incomplete.
[Work Complete]

Status:
[08/10/16] The remainder of the pour is schedule to be completed on the day of the OAC meeting (August 10).
[08/17/16] Pour Complete.

Incoming AT&T Telecommunications Feed
Status:
[08/10/16] All conduit and pull box work was completed on Saturday, August 6.
[08/17/16] All AT&T cabling installation are scheduled to be completed by the end of the day on 08/19.

Stair Masonry
Status:
[08/10/16] This is a Developer-provided stair.  Scaffolding is schedule to be placed in a location which will not impact the construction of the store.  The Developer will provide a schedule for both the start and completion of the stair work.
[08/17/16] Work is ongoing. Schedule pending.

Main Entrance Door Drainage
Status:
[08/10/16]The Developer has noted that moving the drains further away from the store will affect ADA entrance slopes.  A trench drain system is being researched to determine the best solution and it will be presented to the store for review and approval.
[08/17/16] A trench drain product has been identified and has been presented to the General Contractor for review with the design team.

Compactor Wall
Status:
[08/17/16] The footing wall at the compactor has been identified as being too high.  The exact elevation is being verified by the General Contractor and repairs will be made prior to work continuing in this area.

Finished Floor Survey
Status:
[08/17/16] The General Contractor is having the finished floor slab elevations surveyed to ensure that stair installations will proceed as planned.  Survey scheduled to be completed on 08/19/16.

OAC Update, August 10, 2016

After some consideration I realized that following the status of ongoing items was hard to follow without revisiting past posts.  With that in mind all future OAC posts will include the ongoing item and the current status.


Actionable Items

Additional cores are required in structural podium slab/deck post concrete pour.
Status: The Structural Engineer has approve some of the proposed locations. Four locations proposed were rejected due to structural impacts.

A portion of the initial concrete slab pour is incomplete.
Status: The remainder of the pour is schedule to be completed on the day of the OAC meeting (August 10).

Incoming AT&T Telecommunications Feed
Status: All conduit and pull box work was completed on Saturday, August 6.

Stair Masonry
Status: This is a Developer-provided stair.  Scaffolding is schedule to be placed in a location which will not impact the construction of the store.  The Developer will provide a schedule for both the start and completion of the stair work.

Main Entrance Door Drainage
Status:  The Developer has noted that moving the drains further away from the store will affect ADA entrance slopes.  A trench drain system is being researched to determine the best solution and it will be presented to the store for review and approval.

Tower Crane
Status: Due to the location of the store’s tower crane the Developer has determined that they have some work which could benefit from its use.  A schedule is being prepared to present to the store’s contractors for review and approval.

OAC Update, August 3, 2016

Updates
An adjustment to one of the shell building masonry walls requires an adjustment to ensure that a roof drain is accommodated. This change is being reviewed with the Structural Engineer to ensure that installed provisions as acceptable. Additional weld plates may be required.

Incoming telecommunications cabling work to the store is scheduled to start. The subcontractor will confirm their schedule after obtaining a noise permit.

The Structural Engineer has provided confirmation that the structural podium slab can support the the addition of 4″ of lightweight concrete.

OAC Update, July 27, 2016

Updates
Store masonry contractors to begin work in Mid-August. Scaffolding is being assembled in the area of

Store 7 where work will begin.

As blockouts were not provided coring through the post-tensioned podium slab/deck is required for the store’s restroom waste lines. The Structural Engineer is reviewing the locations to determine the impact.

Loading dock area is scheduled for completion in Mid-September.

The podium slab has been revised to eliminate a layer of rigid insulation. In addition to energy compliance re-calculations this change will require the difference in slab height to be made up with lightweight concrete (potentially 1-1/2″ to 2″ additional concrete throughout the entire first floor).

OAC Update, July 21, 2016

Updates
A portion of the concrete pour by the developer has been identified as “missing”. Not entirely sure what this means but I would suspect that it was either missed or the concrete providers ran short on materials on the day of the pour. Developer has agreed to complete the work and will be coordinating its schedule with the construction team.

Compactor rebar issue (previously identified) has yet to be properly repaired. Developer has committed to completing this work by July 22nd.

The store contractors have requested that the developer’s contractors complete the work in the loading dock area so that it can be turned over and utilized by the store construction team.

Developer has indicated that conduit work for incoming telecommunications lines to the store will be complete on July 22nd. Store team members will proceed with establishing accounts and scheduling installation of cabling.

Drainage issues have been identified at the store entries. Developer design team believes that current design for drainage may be inadequate and that trench drains may need to be added to correct this. Store design team has indicated that this is acceptable if aesthetically pleasing.

Grading at loading dock area has been identified as being approximately 12″ lower than expected. Developer has agreed to remedy this after investigating the situation.

OAC Update, June 29, 2016

Due to concerns with the proximity of the tower crane to the other tower cranes on site the store owner’s representative has requested that another operator be hired.  This would require each operator to work less hours and, hopefully, be more alert to safety concerns.

A developer fire riser, passing through the store footprint, has been identified as being in conflict with store HVAC ductwork.  The developer has agreed to relocate the riser to eliminate this conflict.

An area of exposed rebar in the exterior compactor enclosure has been identified by the store’s general contractor; potentially causing problems with compactor installation.  Developer will arrange to have the rebar cut and repaired.

Developer has requested that all store contractors follow a common hot work permit process.  The hot work process is generally specific to electrical trades and is a strict set of policies which require lock-out devices and the provision of labeling for work on equipment which is energized.  Most contractors now forbid their employees to work on anything that is energized unless they are properly trained and wear proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).