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MRI Equipment Flies In!


After a year without an MRI, Bone & Joint Orthopedic Clinic finally has one again! After their original one was damaged, and a supplier fell through for another one, Seimens delivered a Verio model on a rainy Saturday, to much fanfare and relief. The 18,000 lb. magnet required a massive crane, special equipment and a professional moving crew to set it in place, all under the watchful eye of Seimens. Now that it has been placed and connected, Ten Penny Construction can complete the project designed by Gontram Architecture. After a couple weeks of calibration and testing, patients will be able to receive this unique in-house diagnostic benefit!

Michael Jordan Collision – 20

Lots of hard work coming together in the last few weeks of the Michael Jordan Collision Center project in Durham, NC.

Work recently completed includes VCT flooring, ceramic tile, cabinetry, ceiling tile installation, and more.  On the exterior, the front driveway entrance and concrete tie-ins  were poured, and the fire line and domestic water line work was completed.

This coming week, we will install doors, toilet partitions/accessories, plumbing fixtures, and other last minute touches in preparation for final inspections.

On the exterior, the front driveway entrance and fire line will be inspected, fencing work completed, and landscaping may be installed.

This project is being provided to the Owner through the Architect-led Design-Build project delivery method with Gontram Architecture, Inc.

Michael Jordan Collision – 19

Coming down to the last few weeks of the Michael Jordan Collision Center project in Durham, NC.

Work recently completed includes prime paint, ceiling grid, lighting, ductwork, above ceiling inspections, and more.  On the exterior, the rear drive was poured, and the fire line and domestic water line work was cleaned up.

Finishing touches underway include ceramic floor and wall tile, painting in Body Shop area, ceiling tile installation, and others.

Next week, we will see VCT flooring installed, cabinetry, and plumbing fixtures. The last bit of fire sprinkler work should be completed next week as well.

On the exterior, the front driveway entrance will be repaired, fencing work completed, and landscaping may be installed.

This project is being provided to the Owner through the Architect-led Design-Build project delivery method with Gontram Architecture, Inc.

Michael Jordan Collision – 17

We are coming down to the wire at the Micheal Jordan Collision Center project in Durham, NC. With a month to go, work is at a fever pitch.

After a week or so of bad weather, work has picked up again on the rear drive installation.  geotechnical reinforcing fabric and stone base has been placed, and will be prepped for concrete and poured next week.

The fire line installation is also nearing completion.  The tap was made last week, and there has been much flushing and testing of the line happening this week before the final connections can be made.

Sprinkler work on the inside is nearing completion on the Lower Level.  Upper Level work will start next week.

Sheetrock finishing is complete and we are readying for ceiling grid, lights, painting and floor finishes to start next week.

This project is being provided to the Owner thru the Architect-led Design-Build process with Gontram Architecture, Inc.

Michael Jordan Collision – 14

The front entry canopy steel went up this week for the Michael Jordan Collision Center project in Durham, NC.  Schulz Ironworks from Raleigh threw up the canopy in 2-1/2 days with only the perforated metal sign panel left to be installed next week.  The canopy is one of the finishing touches on the much upgraded entrance of this former warehouse building.

Also, well underway is installation of the fire line that will soon provide water for the new fire sprinkler system that is required for the building.  Since this is a relatively large body shop, the North Carolina Building Code requires the building be completely protected by fire sprinklers.

On the interior, installation continues for the paint booths and prep decks.

This project is being provided to the Owner via the Architect-led Design-Build process with Gontram Architecture.

Michael Jordan Collision – 11

It’s been a busy week at the Michael Jordan Collision Center in Durham, NC.

Michael Jordan Collision 2016-04-01 from Eddie Gontram on Vimeo.

Metal stud framing is now complete on the interior, and electrical wall rough-in is also nearing completion.  Plumbing rough-in finished earlier this week.

On the exterior, the new oil-sand separator tank (2,000-gallon concrete vault) was installed under the front parking lot.  Given the amount of rock encountered in other areas, we were relieved this installation went fairly smoothly.

A new sidewalk and steps was formed and poured to connect the Upper Level with the main entrance at the Lower Level.

Finally, the paint booths arrived and are about 50% complete.  They should be finished by the end of next week when the prep decks arrive.

This project is being provided to the Owner via the Architect-led Design-Build process with Gontram Architecture.

Michael Jordan Collision – 10

 

Michael Jordan Collision Center Timelapse 2016-04-01 from Eddie Gontram on Vimeo.

Two months to go at the Michael Jordan Collision Center project in Durham, NC.

The interior concrete work is now complete, allowing metal stud framing for the customer and office portion of the project to begin.  The 30-foot high stud walls were the first to be installed.

New high windows along the south side of the building were framed and trimmed out.

The wash bays on the Upper Level were poured, allowing for the masonry wing walls to be installed in a week or so.

The front entrance canopy and ADA ramp were poured.

LED high bay lighting has begun in the Lower Level.

Next week, more exciting work continues as the paint booths are delivered and installed, and the 2,000-gallon oil-sand separator will be installed below the front parking lot. Structural steel for the new canopy entrance area is also due early next week.

This project is being provided to the Owner via the Architect-led Design-Build process with Gontram Architecture.

Michael Jordan Collision Center – 01

Demolition is nearing completion for the Michael Jordan Collision Center in Durham, NC. Walls are down, plumbing fixtures, ceiling and unnecessary ductwork have been removed.

The existing fibrous spray-on fireproofing that was originally installed years ago is no longer necessary since we are sprinklering the building.  We are going through the pain-staking, laborious process of scraping all of the structural steel to remove the fireproofing and paint the steel since the substance would otherwise be a continuous dust and maintenance problem.

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Construction Surveying underway

On the exterior, construction staking is underway.  Next week tree protection fencing will be installed and rough grading behind the building will begin.  A new rear driveway is being installed to provide at-grade, thru-building access.

Getting exciting!

10 Advantages of Architect-Led Design-Build

Ten Penny Construction teams with Gontram Architecture to deliver commercial projects via the Design-Build process.  Our unique process of architect-led design-build makes our Clients’ lives simpler by providing design and construction from a single source. The fact that we are architects and contractors gives our clients the distinct advantage of early budget confirmation, and the virtual elimination of surprises, delays, change orders, and cost overruns.

In the traditional Design-Bid-Build process, clients hire an Architect, who then designs the dream project for the Client.  It is then put out to bid to multiple general contractors, who provide a price, that may or may not be within the project budget, but is guaranteed to be ripe with potential change orders, surprises, and budget busters in the end.  It is a contentious process that puts the Owner between the design team and the construction team if a conflict arises, with multiple parties pointing fingers at each other.

In the Architect-led Design-Build process, everything is provided to the Owner thru a single-source, team approach.  The Architect and General Contractor work together from Day One to provide a successful project, within an initial budget, within the time allotted, and with no surprises.  And with a single source for design and construction, the owner doesn’t need to worry about playing referee.

At Ten Penny Construction, we make the complicated and stressful process of commercial design and construction predictable, economical, and enjoyable.  We’d like to help you with your project!  You can find out more about our process by downloading our FREE GUIDE.

Waste Industries Transfer Station Office Fitup Underway

Foam insulation in the wall around a plumbing rough-in.

Foam insulation in the wall around a plumbing rough-in.

Ten Penny Construction is well underway at the Durham Transfer Station.  This interior office fitup for Waste Industries is a small but fairly complicated project.  Complying with the NC Energy Code can be challenging for most buildings, but particularly so for pre-engineering metal buildings.  In this instance, the use of closed cell foam insulation was required under roof and in some wall cavities to augment or replace the standard insulation that comes with these structures.

This is Ten Penny Construction’s first use of ‘Closed Cell Sprayed-in Foam Insulation’ on a commercial project.  Technological and scientific advances continue to offer new and innovative solutions to a variety of construction related Materials along with their Methods of Application.

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Framing underway.

Foam insulation on the underside of the metal roof panels.

Foam insulation on the underside of the metal roof panels.

Sheetrock finishing work begins next week.

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