Winter Construction

We have finally slipped into a more typical Iowa winter, even if we are lacking a good solid snowfall. With heaters inside the building keeping it a moderate 55 degrees, progress continues.

 

Those temperatures have allowed Ryan Companies to dry out the 4 inches of ice that had fallen inside the building before it was enclosed and install “floor board,” a cardboard-type product that will protect the concrete from damage during construction.

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The warm air has also enabled the last of the interior concrete slab to be poured in the mechanical room and around the columns.
IMG_20160127_095901552The carpenters are nearly finished framing the interior wall structures and installing the sheathing.

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Looking out of the pass-through window of the kitchen, across the auditorium into the main exhibit hall.
IMG_20160210_113015129Next week, progress should resume on the exterior of the building. WIndows are on-site, ready to be installed. The stone masons will create a tent and heat the space,  allowing them to continue working.

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