Monday, November 25, 2013

Construction Update: October 30, 2013 - November 12, 2013


During this period Costello Construction Company: 
  • Installed roof trusses at Column line 2 and 1, sequence 11 and 13
  • Installed connecting steel sequence 11 and 12
  • Mobilized a 2nd crane for truss erection
  • Installed roof and 4th floor decking at the Pavilion sequence 9
  • Installed decking at the 5th floor west of X-1 line sequence 8
  • Core drilled for storm pipe at the 2nd floor and 3rd floor
  • Applied spray fire proofing at the 2nd floor and started the 3rd floor
  • Mobilized the Drywall Contractor and completed layout at the 2nd and 3rd floor 
  • Stocked steel studs for exterior walls at the 1st three floors
  • Completed CMU walls at the 3rd floor; north elevation
  • Electrical rough in and installed panel board boxes at the Electrical Room
  • Completed steel erection to the 5th floor west of X-1 line sequence 8 and 11
  • Began overhead storm pipe rough in at the 1st floor ceiling space 
  • Installed stair #2 from the basement to 1st floor
  • Delivered steel sequence 11, 13 and 18 
  • Poured the pad for sample wall. 
Prepared by F. Ware 

Construction Update: October 15, 2013- October 29, 2013


During this period Costello Construction Company :
  • Installed roof trusses at column line 3 and 4 sequence 8
  • formed and poured the concrete wall to the 3rd floor vicinity of column line #1
  • Installed 4th floor decking at the pavilion sequence 7
  • Applied spray fire proofing at the 1st floor and started the 2nd floor 
  • Prep and poured concrete at 3rd floor composition deck west of X-1 line
  • Completed CMU walls at the 2nd floor; north elevation 
  • Electrical rough in at masonry walls
  • Erected steel from sequence 8 to 10
  • Completed steel erection to the 4th floor west of X-1 line
  • Began overhead duct and storm pipe rough in at the lower level  
  • Installed MEP hangers prior to fireproofing at the 1st floor
  • Delivered steel sequence 11 and 12
  • Formed and poured concrete walls from 1st and 2nd floor vicinity of the loading dock. 

Prepared by F. Ware 

Construction Update: September 17, 2013- October 1, 2013

During this period Costello Construction Company:

  • Stripped remaining forms at core walls
  • Installed waterproofing , drain tiles and controlled fill at the east side X-1 line and the south side of stair #1
  • Continued waterproofing and compacted fill against foundation walls at the west side
  • Poured grade beam footing at x-1 line vicinity of column line #3
  • Formed and poured the foundation wall; same area
  • Prep and pour the remaining basement slab on grade
  • Formed and poured 2 concrete encased columns
  • Formed and poured the dumpster enclosure walls to the 2nd floor
  • Installed metal door frames and masonry walls at the lower level
  • Installed masonry walls at the upper level north east corner
  • Completed second floor decking , poured stops and shear studs
  • Began steel erection at the pavilion 
  • Erected steel to the 3rd floor and began decking
  • started steel erection to the 4th floor. 


Prepared by F. Ware 

Construction Update: September 03, 2013- September 17, 2013


During this period Costello Construction Company:

  • Completed the mud mat, below slab waterproofing and vapor barrier at the lower level 
  • Installed the trench drain at the lower level
  • Completed prep. and concrete placement at the lower level slab on grade
  • Poured the 12 inch concrete curb at the lower level
  • Re-mobilized the Steel Erectors to complete the remainder of the structural steel
  • Continued waterproofing and compacted fill against foundation walls at the west side
  • Removed climbing forms elevator 2 and 3
  • Completed 5th floor foundation walls vicinity elevator 1 lobby
  • Completed concrete core walls at elevator 1, stair 1 from the 5th floor to the roof
  • Removed climbing forms stair 1/ elevator 1
  • Formed and poured core walls at elevator 4 and 5 from the 4th floor to the roof
  • Erected steel to the 3rd floor and began decking
  • Started steel erection to the 4th floor. 


Prepared by F. Ware

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Construction Update : July 10 to July 23, 2013


During this period Costello Construction Company:

  • Continued plumbing rough-in at the Pavilion and lower level; 
  • Began back fill and compaction at the Pavilion;
  • Installed steel columns and beams through the 2nd floor to line 3; 
  • Finalized action plan for concrete wall honeycomb repairs; 
  • Completed foundation wall concrete at the basement with the exception of the access opening;
  • Completed 1st floor to 2nd floor foundation walls vicinity elevator 1 lobby;
  • Completed concrete core walls at elevator 1, stair 1 from 1st to 2nd floor; 
  •  Installed 1st floor steel decking including shear studs and Inspection;
  • Began wire mesh , reinforced steel and forms at the 1st floor elevated deck. 

Prepared by F. Ware 

Construction Update: August 7 to August 20, 2013

During this period Costello Construction Company:


  • Completed plumbing below slab rough-in at the lower level;
  • Completed plumbing slab rough-in at the Pavilion; 
  • Located existing sanitary pipe and made tie in;
  • Installed waterproofing, drain tile and gravel and compacted fill against the foundation wall , north and west side;
  • Located existing water line;
  • Completed concrete core walls from the 4th floor to the roof at elevator 2 and 3;
  • Completed 2nd to 3rd floor foundation walls vicinity elevator 1 lobby;
  • Completed concrete core walls at elevator 1, stair 1 from the 4th floor to the 5th floor;
  •  Completed electrical rough-in at the lower level sub grade;
  • Started forming foundation walls at the dumpster enclosure to the 1st floor. 

Prepared by F. Ware 

Construction Update: July 23 to August 6, 2013

During this period Costello Construction Company:


  • Continued plumbing rough-in at the lower level ( 95% complete);
  • Completed back fill and compaction at the Pavilion interior walls;
  • Began steel columns and beams at the 2nd floor;
  • Installed waterproofing and compacted fill against foundation walls east side;
  • Installed waterproofing , drain tile and gravel fill against the foundation wall, north and west side;
  • Received MEVA forms for elevator 4/5 core walls;
  • Completed 1st floor to 2nd floor foundation walls vicinity elevator 1 lobby;
  • Completed concrete core walls at elevator 1, stair 1 from the 3rd to 4th floor;
  • Began installation of 2nd floor steel decking;
  • Placed and finished 1st floor concrete slab on deck to column line 3;
  • Began electrical rough-in at the lower level sub grade. 

Prepared by F. Ware

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Construction Update: June 26, 2013 to July 9, 2013

During this period Costello Construction Company:


  • Began erecting steel for first floor of building on July 2, 2013;
  • Received cast iron soil pipe and began plumbing rough in at the pavilion and lower level;
  • Installed drain tile system at the pavilion interior areas;
  • Installed rebar, formwork and pour concrete foundation walls at elevators 1 and stair 1 to the first floor;
  • Installed formwork, reinforcing steel and concrete placement from lower level to first floor at elevators 2 and 3 ;
  • Continued rebar placement and concrete placement at basement foundation walls.
  • Completed backfill, re-grading and compaction work is underway at the basement to re-establish grade;
  • Completed as-built survey of remaining caissons;
  • Completed masonry wall grouting at the pavilion;
  • Installed concrete base and fiberglass sump tank vicinity of the loading dock. 

Prepared by Fran Ware 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Construction Update: May 29, 2013 to June 11, 2013

 During this period Costello Construction Company:
  • Mobilized the crane for concrete construction;
  • Waterproofed concrete walls at the Pavilion and escalator pit;
  • Continued rebar placement at basement foundation walls;
  • Completed waterproofing at elevators 1, 2, and 3 and stair 1 foundation walls;
  • Placed concrete for basement foundation walls; 3 pours completed to date;
  • Completed partial back fill of foundation walls including drain tiles;
  • Installed Masonry foundation walls at the Pavilion;
  • Installed rebar, formwork and poured concrete foundation walls at elevators 1 and stair 2.


Prepared by Fran Ware 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Construction Update: May 15, 2013 to May 28, 2013

During this period Costello Construction Company:
  • Completed grade beams and footers;
  • Completed waterproofing elevators at 1, 2 &3;
  • Installed sleeves for the elevator pits;
  • Finished elevator pits;
  • Completed all piers in the Pavilion.
Prepared by Fran Ware

Construction Update: April 30, 2013 to May 14, 2013

During this period Costello Construction Company:
  • Completed reinforcing steel at Mat B;
  • Completed placing concrete at Mat B;
  • Began rebar replacement at basement foundation walls;
  • Excavated and placed rebar and concrete for wall footings, north end of basement;
  • Placed concrete for remaining grade beams at the basement;
  • Installed meter and temporary power to the trailer compound;
  • Install rebar and pour concrete foundation walls at elevators 2 and 3;
  • Continue as-built surveys of caissons with two remaining.
Prepared by Fran Ware 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Construction Update: April 16, 2013 to April 30, 2013

During this period Costello Construction Company:


  • Completed reinforcing steel at Mat A;
  • Completed placing concrete at Mat A;
  • Completed placing concrete and reinforcing steel at Mat C;
  • Completed caisson construction : all caissons poured, fabricated and tested; 
  • Placed concrete for grade beams at the pavilion;
  • Completed excavating Mat B with mud mat, at the basement;
  • Pepco has energized temporary power for the trailer compound;
  • As-built survey of caissons continues;
  • CSL testing at caissons continues;
  • Installation of rebar and concrete foundation walls at elevator 4 and 5. 

Prepared by Fran Ware 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Construction Update: April 2 to April 16, 2013

During this period Costello Construction Company:
  • Completed building caissons rebar cages;
  • Completed test borings in basement and remainder of Pavilion;
  • Reinforced steel and concrete placement completed at mat C;
  • Drilled and installed 41 completed caissons;
  • Excavated and placed reinforcing steel for grade beams at the Pavilion;
  • Began excavating mat A at the basement;
  • Prepared foundation layout at the Pavilion;
  • Performed as-built survey of caissons at the Pavilion.

Prepared by Fran Ware 



 


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Construction Update: March 20 to April 2, 2013

During this period Costello Construction Company:

Continued building caisson rebar cages; 
Completed partial layout for test borings in basement and remainder of pavilion; 
Continued test borings in basement and completed at the pavilion; 
Completed installation of excavation support system;
Completed drilling and installing 30 caissons;
Performed CSL testing of Caissons CS 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 3E; 
Continued to stockpile excavated soil. 

Prepared by Fran Ware 


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Construction Update: March 6 to March 19, 2013

Posted by Fran Ware 
Silver Spring site March 5
During this period Costello Construction Company:
  • Continued building caisson rebar cages;
  • Performed partial layout for test borings in basement and remainder of pavilion;
  • Continued installation of excavating support system; 
  • Installed balance of caissons at the pavilion;
  • Continued test borings in basement and completed at the pavilion;
  • Relocated temporary power shed; 
  • Performed CSL testing of Caissons CS 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 3E; 
  • Installed fabric panels on construction fence;
  • Installed 2nd construction fence. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Construction Update: February 6 to March 5, 2013

Posted by Fran Ware
During this period Costello Construction Company:
  • Completed test borings at mat "C";
  • Continued building caisson rebar cages;
  • Prepared layout for caissons at mat "C";
  • Received four loads of foundation rebar;
  • Performed CSL testing of test caisson;
  • Completed installing gear in electric shed.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Construction Update: January 23 to February 5, 2013

Posted by Fran Ware

During this period, Costello Construction Company:

  • Completed the trailer set up;
  • Excavated pad to 8';
  • Began testing borings;
  • Began fabrication of rebar cages for caissons;
  • Competed construction fence at Wayne Ave; and
  • Erected the temporary power shed.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Construction Update: January 7 to January 22, 2013

Posted by Fran Ware
Notice to proceed with the project issued to Costello Construction by Montgomery County on January 7, 2013.
During this period, Costello Construction Company:
  • Received notice to proceed;
  • Began mobilization with trailers & earth moving equipment;
  • Received erosion /sediment controls and foundation permits;
  • Held a Site preconstruction meeting; 
  • Installed the construction fence;
  • Held a preparatory meeting for E & S installation;
  • Installed super silt fence for E & S perimeter controls; 
  • Began clearing and grubbing; and
  • Continued with submittals.