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December 2010 Construction Update
December 20, 2010
Quarry Visitor Center – Exterior stonework has been completed on all the retaining walls and abutment walls/pilasters, except for cap stones. Exterior stonework is still underway on the overlook walls.
Masons have begun to work on the stone veneer behind the desk inside the Quarry Visitor Center.
Because of weather, the roofers were only able to work a few days this week. The flat section of the roof is now 75 percent covered. Detail work remains on both the flat and sloped sections of the roof.
The frame and glazing installation of the exterior windows continued.
Storm drain installation also continued this week.
Rough installation of the fire sprinklers is nearly complete.
Quarry Exhibit Hall - The forming and rebar are nearly complete for three new bases on the sloped foundation wall.
Forming and rebar are also nearly complete for sections of the grade wall.
The concrete pad for the air handling unit was poured. The air handling unit is part of the building’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Lead paint abatement continues on south side of building.
Storm drain installation has begun.
December 13, 2010
Quarry Visitor Center - The exterior window frame installation is nearly complete and most of the large south-facing storefront windows have been installed.
The air handling unit, part of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning or HVAC system, has been installed.
Some interior door frames have also been installed.
Exterior stone veneer work on the building is nearly complete, although masons still have to install some sill stones. Stonework on the retaining wall and east abutment walls and pilasters, except for the cap stones, has been completed. The masons are now working on the west abutment walls.
The roofing should be completed soon. The sloped section of the roof is completely covered and the flat section of the roof is 70% covered.
Quarry Exhibit Hall – Concrete work continues. Crews are framing the grade wall.
Lead-based paint abatement has been completed on the top of the north, east, and west sides of the building.
December 7, 2010
Quarry Visitor Center - The stone masons have nearly completed work on the visitor center itself. Stonework is still underway on the bridge abutments walls, pilasters, and columns around the visitor center.
Rough installation of the fire sprinklers is nearly complete and rough installation of the other utilities continues
The roofing should be completed in the next couple of weeks. The early roofing work was focused on keeping the interior of the building dry. With much of that work completed, the detail work remains.
Installation of the exterior window frame is nearly complete and installation of gutters and downspouts will begin this week.
Contractors are working on exterior site work and installation of storm drains and catch basins.
Quarry Exhibit Hall – The majority of the work at the Quarry Exhibit Hall continues to focus on concrete. Crews are forming and pouring the grade walls. They've finished the retaining walls for the ramp turn-around and have backfilled the spaces between the walls.
The lead paint abatement crew anticipates getting the north wall finished this week.
Did You Know?
Paleontologist Earl Douglass first came to Utah looking for mammal fossils. He returned in 1909 and discovered an immense deposit of dinosaur bones, now protected at Dinosaur National Monument. Although made famous by dinosaurs, Douglass died preferring his beloved mammal fossils over dinosaurs.