Current Project is Olive Garden in Amarillo, TX

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Olive Garden

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween No Tricks Just Treats

Enjoying a little down time between projects.
Notice the strawberry cheesecake.
It's our fright night treat.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pulling out of Lewisville, TX

Leaving Lewisville, TX today.  Going to stay the weekend in Oklahoma.  Come Monday we can remain in OK, return back here, or move on to our next project.  It all depends on contracts, agreements, and weather.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Front Steps Poured at BRIO Tuscan Grille

Welcome, JIM DOYLE

The new superintendent for this project has arrived.  We look forward to a smooth transition from one superintendent to the other. 

Progress has been on schedule.  The project is expecting to proceed seamlessly. 

Tomorrow our Director of Construction, Ted Young, will be on site to overlook the transition & make himself available to both superintendents and any subcontractors that may have questions. 

Monday, October 19, 2009

Brio Tuscan Grille, Houston, TX

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Footers at Front Entrance

  • Concrete crew continued removing concrete at Bar Patio #1 & setup footers at main entrance
  • Plumbers working on under slab in restrooms
  • Schedule confirmed to start retention wall in the morning.
  • Passed footing inspection & poured footers

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pictures of Exterior of Brio Tuscan Grill

  • Jim Doyle arrival date moved up to the 21st of October
  • Scheduled footing inspection for tomorrow afternoon at the outside front door
  • Concrete crew is now removing concrete at Bar Patio #1
  • Plumbers digging out restrooms

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Plumbers Digging Out Lines

  • Concrete crew cleaned out the rest of the concrete debris.
  • Plumbers digging out restroom lines
  • Plumbers digging out beer lines

Monday, October 12, 2009

Beer Lines & Restroom Lines

  • Concrete crews continue to remove concrete
  • Plumbers digging out for r/r lines & beer lines
  • Received portolet
  • Received roll off

Friday, October 9, 2009

First Week at Brio Complete

  • Concrete crew saw cutting at bar area to include the area for the electrical conduit
  • Plumbers running soda line from bar to the back of building
  • Went on upper floors found NO access to grease duct shaft
  • Received plumbing & framing materials
  • Received POs for portolet & roll off
  • Rained off and on through out the day

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sawcutting at Brio in Houston

From Brio Pix
You will need to turn down the sound as the equipment noise is very loud.  The concrete sawcutting work is progressing.  This includes the removal of the concrete debris.  We are running on schedule.  It is a very hot and humid day today.  The electricians are working on getting us some temporary power.  The plumber stopped by to check out the site.  Plumbing crew will start in the morning.  Brio Project Manager visited the job site today.  He was checking to see if we were able to start and inspected progress made so far.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Brio Tuscan Grill Job Site

From Brio Pix

This is where we'll be working over the next few weeks.  Thought the video would give a good overall view of what it looks like now.  We'll video off and on while hear to mark our progress.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

View of Houston, TX from Westin Oaks Hotel

Yesterday, we went into the middle of Houston.  This photo was taken by Woody from the 9th floor of the Westin Oaks Hotel at the Galleria.  This is the view we had across the way.  The traffic down below in front of the Galleria was nonstop bumper to bumper.  When we left around midnight the traffic had not died down at all.  As usual the Texas skies were beautiful.  As much as we travel across the USA, neither of Woody or myself have ever been to Houston. Aside from the humidity, we've enjoyed our visit so far.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

City of Houston Code Offices

We arrived in Houston late yesterday evening.  We decided to wait on unpacking at the RV Park today so that we could go to the Houston Code Offices.
Thank goodness for our GARMIN.  It made it a breeze finding the offices where we were to pick up the plans and permits.  It was an extremely busy place.  As you would expect we were sent from one office to the next, until finally we were in the plan library.  We were able to get the plans for the Brio Tuscan Grill approved by the City of Houston.  After waiting and talking with a couple of different people, we were informed we can pick up the permit tomorrow.