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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Saturday's Progress a Positive Outcome

Core Drilling started last night.  The plumbers also worked today while core drilling continued in the kitchen area.  Outside Zona Rosa is preparing for tonights Christmas Lighting Festivities.  With the core drilling started, we will be ready for framers next week. 

Kevin Poston, Superintendent, Night Shift

Kevin arrived yesterday & met with Woody briefly to discuss the schedule for this project.  He returned again today in the afternoon for a more in depth meeting with Woody.  The night shift plumbing crew continued to layout and pre-drill for core drilling to start with the day shift later today.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Electricians Removing Old Wires

Demo work continues on kitchen floor & old comedy club.  Plumbing crew continues laying out for core drilling.
Electrical crew is still removing old lines in mezzanine and ceiling areas. 
Steel delivery should come next week.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ready and Set for Night Shift

Superintendent that will supervise the night shift arrived today.  Our night schedule has already been approved.  Now we will work a day shift to continue with interior work and a night shift to handle the plumbing that has to be done below in the college area.  Demo crew continued in the kitchen and in the old comedy club area.  Meanwhile, the electricians are continuing the electrical demo in the mezzanine area. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Electricians, Plumbers & Demo Crews

Day Crew:  Demo crew tackled the kitchen floor and East hall & vestibule.  The electricians worked in the west end mezzanine. 

Night crew:  two plumbers came in to work on layout for the night work to be done through the rest of the week.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday: Meetings, Inspections, Demo

In Platte City last night it was snowing on my way back from Kansas City job site.  However, it was about 2am before snow started out at the RV Park.  The photo is a view of snow on the ground this morning at the park.  It has since started raining.  Hoping for good road conditions. 

Today Woody attended the regular meeting with the mall & college management.  Michael Sawyers, Project Manager, & Peter from our Architecture Dept flew in for the SMG meeting.  This meeting is usually on Wednesday.  It was moved up one day for this week.   This also meant Michael did his site inspection to be sure we are progressing on schedule. 

As of today, Woody did submit and was approved for the night work to start Wednesday night.  We are now waiting for the superintendent that will come in to help out with the extra workload.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday: Rain Continues

It's been raining off and on all day.  The tempertures have continued to drop.  Although we didn't have snow all day, the forecast is calling for the possibility.  Then driving home at the end of the day, it started snowing. 

Demo crew focused on completing demo work in the vestibule and the old comedy club.  The electricians returned to disconnect all old electrical boxes.

Have been released to do core driling in electrical room. 

Continued working on schedule for night work starting later this week.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday: DEMO Work Continues

Today the demo co stepped up and sent out four more men to continue with the kitchen demo.  They are putting forth a great effort to stay on schedule.  They will return Monday and move on to "IMPROV" area. 

It's been an excellent week.  Progress is very visible.

Friday, November 13, 2009

It's A Mess....But Not For Long

The demo crew continues the destruction of the old.  They are focused on the kitchen and lobby area.  With the college below our work site, we have to take care not to be too loud.  Construction work and quiet don't go hand in hand.  However, great efforts are being taken to schedule work in a manner that the noise level will not be too loud for classes in session.  Currently, Woody is working on setting up plumbing work to be done at night while the college is out for Thanksgiving holiday.  This will require a 24 hour job site to be supervised.  M Sawyers our Project Manager will be sending another superintendent to help out for those days.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Plumber Visited Job Site

Demo crew continued in the kitchen and cafe areas.  They are removing cafe back wall.  Electricians are continue to disconnect lines.  Plumber visited the site.  He looked over the area and the scope of work was laid out for him. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

First Day for Electricians

Demo crews working in the kitchen and cafe area.  Electrical crew started working on disconnections today.  Plumber should be on site tomorrow.  Attended weekly meeting with Zona Rosa, SMG, and Parkway. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Demo Work Continues

Demo crew working in auditorium #5 and starting in cafe area.  Had first weekly meeting with mall & college today.  Made contact with the fire protection company. 

Monday, November 9, 2009

Let the Transformation Begin

Demo crew started today.  The crew started to clear out auditorium #4 and do all demo work required in that room first.  This will be used for a staging area once all demo is complete. 

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Trip to Downtown Kansas City, MO

Today, we went to pick up the permits so that we can start transforming the building into the NEW Studio Movie Grill in the Zona Rosa outdoor mall.  We enjoyed our drive.  I can definitely say we aren't in the south anymore.  The leaves look so brilliant with their leaves of many colors.  The rolling hills are beautiful.  We are enjoying what we see so far.  We pulled up to City Hall with the help of Garmin.  However, parking was about three city blocks away.  So we walked back to City Hall. We couldn't both enter as Woody had a work knife with him.  So I had to wait outside on the steps with the knife.  After a brief wait, Woody returned without the permits.  He was informed the construction permitting office had moved down the block and across the street.  So we walked on another block and crossed the street to the new location.  We were able to pick up the permits.  Meanwhile, I was able to get some pictures of Municipal offices. We also saw the Federal Homeland Security building.  So we are official now.  Work can begin immediately.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Equipment Removed from Building

Master Superintendent Woody Gibson is ready to start this project. Contracts must be finalized and permits picked up.  The equipment is being removed from the building.  Some clean up will follow before Parkway Construction takes over the building.  By Spring 2010, Kansas City, MO will have a new STUDIO MOVIE GRILL in Zona Rosa.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Basswood RV Resort: Home Sweet Home

Being from the south, we've covered a lot of ground from North Carolina to Southern California, and all states in between.  But moving North is a truly new experience for me.  Woody has done some work in Maine in winter, New York, & DC.  So Kansas City, MO is a whole new adventure.  We managed to find an RV Park open through the winter months.  So this will be home for us this holiday season as we celebrate the holidays and wedding anniversary.  Our new project is in Kansas City, MO at Zona Rosa.  We are transforming the Majestic Theatre (home to the IMPROV Comedy Club) into the NEW Studio Movie Grill.  This will be a new challenge.  We are very excited to get started.