Weather helps to gain back construction deadlines
by Alan Reed
Jun 18, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County’s Project Development Board received an update on the new Justice Center from construction and design personnel at a meeting last Wednesday. With favorable spring weather, Construction Manager Richard Mitchell of Codell Construction described progress as good after a long, rainy and cold winter forced delays.

Mitchell said that he arrived early for the meeting to inspect the site with CMW Architectural Representative Joe Vecsey. He announced that he had finalized an order for limestone on the building and expected delivery in eight to nine weeks.

“In those weeks, I hope the steel is completed or at least 90 percent complete, so that as soon as the limestone arrives, we can set it up,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell reported that since last month, workers poured the first floor’s concrete slab, and continued with steel frame erection. He added that workers “roughed-in” a mechanical room to 25 percent completion and called the basement walls 90 percent complete. He expected masons for the elevator shaft this week and said that the first floor’s slab above the basement should be poured this week as well.

The construction management representative also predicted that by July, steel erection would be complete, except for staircases. Mitchell said that the top points of the two towers would have shingles mounted once placed on the roof, given the weight of the shingles. “These are 50-year shingles that are between a quarter and three-eights of an inch thick. I didn’t want to test the crane and have accidents like on CNN.”

Administrative Office of the Courts Representative Vance Mitchell said, “We don’t need to take any chances at all.”

Vance Mitchell praised the progress of workers and added that traffic had faced little problems from vehicles coming and going from the site, given its compactness.

Board Member Pam Perry, Circuit Clerk of Trigg County asked Richard Mitchell when the building would be opened. She added that she was repeating a commonly asked question in her office.

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