Art Studio Building

Last week we started work on a new art studio building for Carleton College. The building will be used as studio space for some of the art faculty that creates art using somewhat noisy processes. The building will provide an excellent space for them to manufacture their various art projects.

Our first task was to clear t...

Foundation Wall

A sturdy foundation is the key to any building project. For this new art studio building the architect and engineers specified a reinforced cast concrete wall sitting on concrete footings. The wall forming system work moves along very quickly. The standard forms have special plywood faces backed by steel frames that connect toget...

Steel Shipment

After a week of very soggy weather we finally have a sunny day for our art studio building. Good thing as our structural steel and roof joists arrived on site. We went to work right away unloading the material. You really need rough terrain forklifts like this to navigate on a wet site.

The plumbers worked through rain ye...

Laser Grading

One of the challenges in construction work is preparing the grade under a concrete floor. Traditionally it involved a lot of hand work with workers setting up screed pipes and working boards across to make sure the grade is the proper uniform depth to provide the required concrete slab thickness.

With the advent of moder...

More Laser Work

Laser technology is at work again for us today. We set up for the installation of the concrete floor in the art studio building we are constructing. To make sure the floor is perfectly flat and level the installers use a laser controlled screed machine. This machine is powered along with a gas engine. The concrete is placed behin...

Steel Erection

Work is moving along well with the new Art Studio building we are constructing. On a building like this it is very important to carefully prepare shop drawings for the structural steel needed. We did that many weeks ago and sent the drawings to the steel fabricators to fabricate for us. The steel arrived and was unloaded on site....

Steel Frame Walls

The art studio we are building has been designed with an entire steel structure. Earlier this month we completed the structural steel erection of the beams, columns, and roof joists.

We are now moving on to the wall framing. The exterior walls are constructed using 6” steel studs. We prepare the window and door opening...

Metal Roofing

The art studio building we are constructing has a metal roof. The roof consists of panels about 24” wide. The panels are connected together with a standing seam which makes a great, water-tight roof. Our workers are making good progress on the metal roof. The roof sits on top of a layer of plywood and has a slip-sheet directly ...

Art Studio Building

After the rains of June stopped and turned into July we have made good progress on the Carleton College art studio building we are constructing. The structural steel and roofing has all been completed. We have the sheathing on the exterior walls and are just finishing up on the interior steel stud walls.

 

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Art Studio Building

Last week we reached the point where drywall could start to be installed on the walls in our art studio building project. The walls are light gauge steel framing. We sealed up the exterior surfaces then installed fiberglass insulation per the architects specifications. On top of that we installed a vapor retarding film and sealed...