Tag Archives: Construction

Rough

It’s been a tough week. On Sunday, a couple hundred gallons of water came through our ceiling thanks to the typhoon that hit Somerville. In spite of “global weirding” causing once-a-century rainstorms every second year, we don’t expect this to … Continue reading

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Parallel processing

We’ve hit a phase where construction rolls quickly and there’s a lot happening with relatively little interference from us. HVAC is complete. Hot water heaters got plumbed in, wires are now snaking through studs everywhere, the lighting plan is more … Continue reading

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Happened today

On every construction project, there comes a point where the design team starts to have to scramble to keep feeding the construction team enough information for them to continue working uninterrupted. We hit that point today, and fortunately, we have … Continue reading

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Mondays

Mondays are hard. For whatever reason, weekends seem to make everyone involved in construction nervous, with attendant blowups and firefighting on the Monday to follow. This one was no different – an air conditioning duct went up in a bad … Continue reading

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Structure

Construction this week has gone pretty quickly. We’ve completed just about every wall that will exist in the space – the last one is getting framed today. In effect, you can now see then entire volume of the restaurant outlined … Continue reading

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Skylight

Our friend in the park this morning: “So, the place is a wreck, you have no money, and you are wondering what you got yourself into, right?” That’s the voice of 25 years of experience in architecture and construction. Last … Continue reading

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Floor!

We have a floor again! The concrete got poured today – about 100 sacks worth. Two mixers were broken in the process, so by the end of the day, the concrete was getting mixed by hand, in a wheelbarrow. Now … Continue reading

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Bottlenecks

Not a lot of visible progress yesterday. The grease trap went in, as planned, and the drains (which in fact were not quite finished) got worked on some more. A lot of shifting around of stuff in the space to … Continue reading

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Construction lists

The Mysterious Financial Professional asked in no uncertain terms for more frequent blog updates (“I need something to read when I’m trying to procrastinate around 10am every day!”), and what he wants, he gets. We’ve been sending emails to the … Continue reading

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Men at work

This is what the space looked like a week ago. This is what it looked like yesterday. What happened in between was basically the tale of one man, and his jackhammer. The crew has just about finished demolition, and will … Continue reading

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