#ConstructionChronicles: Whitehall Community Park YMCA Update
Update 3: 7.16.19
In Progress: New Addition and Bio Retention Basin
Over the past month, the construction team has started work on erecting the masonry walls for the new addition. The new addition includes an indoor turf field, a fitness center and locker rooms.
On the south side of the new addition, contractors have begun excavation of the Bioretention Basin. The Basin will contain sand, engineered soil mix, stone mulch and plantings to filter storm water runoff.
Coming Soon! Joists and Decking
Over the next several weeks, the contractors will be installing joists and roof decking, with roofing to follow. The exterior facade of the building will begin after the roofing is installed. This will include the new wood and hardie board sidings. Storefront work will begin at the end of the month.
Inside the existing building- mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors are continuing installation of pipe and duct work. After this activity is completed, dry wall will be installed.
Update 2: 5.31.19
Recently Completed Work: Footers and Demolition
The construction team has spent the last month installing the building pad for the new addition, installing the footers and finishing the demolition inside the existing building. At this time, all previous electrical, HVAC and plumbing components have been removed. Structural walls have been demolished and shoring towers are supporting the structure until the new still columns and beams are installed. The top soil has been stripped to the west of the building, and the new walk paths have been cut into the landscape for their rough grade.
Coming Soon! Walls and Floors
Over the course of the next month, the building will begin to go vertical. Currently, the plumber is working on all of the underground piping and gas that will feed both the new additional as well as the existing building.
The structural steel and masonry will be starting in two weeks, and will work in conjuncture to build the exterior support walls of the new structure. Once the plumber is complete with his underground work, the concrete slab will be poured in the new wellness area, restrooms and corridors.
Update 1: 4.22.19
Recently Completed Work: Demolition and Site Work
Over the past month, the construction team on site at the future Whitehall Community Park YMCA has started work on both the existing building and site work. Inside the existing building, all of the finishes have been removed and the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems have also been removed.
Trees were dropped and removed from the site prior to April 1st. The site contractor has been on site over the past few weeks relocating existing utilities out of the way of the new addition footprint.
Coming Soon! Foundations and Building Pad
Over the next several weeks, the contractors will be finalizing the building pad, pouring the footings and starting the masonry foundation on the site.
Inside the existing building, demolition will conclude when some load bearing walls are removed. After this task is completed, new steel will then be added in for additional support and the open concept design can be better showcased.
Stay tuned for continuous updates on Whitehall Community Park YMCA!