Thursday, April 27, 2006

April 27 Update

Hi everyone, the work is right on schedule. I dropped by today to see how things were going. Well, all the workers are pleased with the progress and so am I. The foundation walls for the classroom and part of the cat adoption have been poured. They are now putting up the boards for the garage and the left side of the shelter. I think they are scheduled to pour that tomorrow. The electrician will be there tomorrow to start the work for the lamp posts in the parking lots. The plumber plans to start working on one of the most important parts of the project, the drains; just about every room has a drain to ease the cleaning process, plus every dog kennel has its own drain to help prevent the spread of diseases.

No pictures of the clearing in the pond area today, but let me just say the young man is doing a wonderful job. Now I just need to figure out what to do with all the brush that has been cut done!

Have a great weekend and I'll have another update the beginning of next week.. Please leave some feedback, I would love to know what you think...

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

April 25 Update

The weather continues to hold; perfect for our construction but not for the fires. Let's hope for rain only on weekends...

Works continues on the foundation. Today they poured the right side of the building and the left side should be done on Thursday. They put in the drainage around the back of the building and will continue around the whole building once the walls are in place.

We have a young man volunteering to clear out the area between us and the apartments next door. He should get most of it done, he has 2 weeks available for us. It won't be long before you will be able to see our pond and the area we hope to have our dog park.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

April 21 Update

Most of the footing should be done today; the remainder of the walls are scheduled to be poured next week, except for part of the street side as they will need an opening to bring in fill before the floor is poured. The drain work should be starting the first or second week of May; once that is done the floors can be poured. Looks like we are on schedule for the contractors to start framing the building the end of May or beginning of June.

This is the back of the shelter where the dog runs will be, you can see the opening for the double doors will be that can be opened during nice weather. There are 5 sets of double doors along the back side of the building.

The public parking lot was finished and more fill was added to the employees parking.

Quite a few people were surprised to find out we have our own pond. I've been thinking about fencing in the pond and the land at the end of the property and developing a dog park. Everyone I've spoken to so far think its a great idea. I'll report back on this once I've research it a bit more.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

April 19 Update

Right on schedule the back foundation wall and the footings for the right side of the building were poured today.

You can see the outline of the classroom which will face the public parking lot.

The sewer line was also put in today..

WCSH channel 6 ran an excellent feature story on our building progress yesterday and this morning. I hope you had a chance to see it.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

April 18

There sure was a lot of activity when I dropped by today. I spoke to Jeff, our foreman on site and he told me that the pipe for the sewer line was being delivered today and should be in place tomorrow or the next day. Then they can finish filling in the area for the public parking lot.

More digging was completed, the footings for the side and front of the building should be poured in the next few days. The foundation walls for the back will be poured tomorrow.

Just in case you didn't know, we have our own pond. We'll need to do some work on the area, but what a wonderful place it will be to walk and relax with the dogs.

More fill will be coming for the employee parking lot. It will be nice to have plenty of parking for everyone. Gone will be the days when cars get blocked in because there were no other spaces available.

Friday, April 14, 2006

A busy day...

Lots of things have been going on since Wednesday. They have finished the clearing, removed the top soil (to be used later) and have started the work on the foundation. The back footing is being poured today. It sure is exciting to see this being done. It's the conformation that the new shelter IS being build!

Bruce, from R & R Construction was there today and the framing of the building should be starting in 4 to 6 weeks.

Enjoy the photos, I'll try not to post so many next time :-)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

They are working hard

What an exciting day, first we wake up to see Donna and I on the front page of the local paper; Thank you SunJournal! Then Donna and I met Chris Facchini at the building site for an interview.

The land is just about clear and it will be exciting to see the crew from Morin Excavating digging the hole for the foundation...

Monday, April 10, 2006

Tree Clearing

I dropped by the property to see how things are going. Today they worked on clearing the trees and mulching the branches. Here is a photo I took of some of the work being done :-)

Friday, April 07, 2006

Getting ready

Today we met at the land on Strawberry Ave to review plans with some of the sub-contractors on our project. Site work begins on Monday and they plan to start the foundation in about a week.. Needless to say we are all very excited..