And Lift Off!

After a strong push to get things assembled and ready last weekend and the past few days things are starting to fall into place, literally! With all the posts finally up, using the Genie Lifts that were brought back from Celmson on Monday (thanks Cam!), we were able to get our 48 ft long gutter [...]

Almost Ready to Lift

Last night we moved all the rafters to the site and assembled our 48 FOOT beams that run down the center of the structure helping to support the roof and gutter. A couple of key deliveries came yesterday: Our GUTTER and the wire mesh for our vertical garden. Moving forward this week you will see [...]

Headway at Medway

We are making progress on the slab. Due to an afternoon field trip for another class yesterday, we weren't able to make it to the site until around 5:30pm, right as the sun was setting. We quickly got to work tamping the soil and fixing the walls of the turndown, making sure they were vertical [...]

Site Visits and Client Meetings

On Friday, January 20th, Professor Pastre set up a time for us to visit the site of the new REDUX contemporary art center on 1056 King Street.  Although the interior is unfinished and still under construction, you begin to see the influences of the architect, Augustus Constantine, commonly known as "Gus".  The intricate brick work and [...]

Rafters Are Up

The Vat Shack is beginning to look like a shack, of sorts. After a week of visually "slow" progress, we've started installing the roof. We're putting in the rafters by bolting them to the posts and nailing them to the ridge beam. We're having difficulties running the bolts through the posts, but we're getting it done. [...]

Each Passing Day

With each passing day we continue to gain momentum on the Vat Shack. There is welding that keeps going on, and angle grinding that is still happening everyday.Every day we have at least one part of the Shack that gets finished and put on the trailer. Little by little the Vat Shack progressively is getting [...]

MATERIALS MATERIALS MATERIALS

    As more materials come in, we get them ready to use on the Vat Shack. Yesterday Courtney and I finished getting the nails out of the wood siding so we can prepare them to be attached to the shack for the siding. After getting the nails out we sanded them down a little [...]

Almost Done with Steel Framing

After classes yesterday, we met up at the shop to work on the project. Yesterday we put in the two ridge beam posts and started putting in the ties that connect the two ridge beam posts to the rest of the framing at the top of the structure. It involved a lot of checking and [...]