Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The beginnings of a plan coming together

The new furnishings are going in place.

Monday, January 25, 2010

January 22, 2010 Friday

A fun filled day of shopping was had and now we have stuff. The next step is distribution of the goods. Woo Hoo!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

January 21, 2010

We are in the final stretch. The Furniture is coming in and porch roofs are nearly complete.

Soon they will be ready for relaxing and enjoying the spectacular view.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Almost Ready!

The EcoStudios were painted by Jim and Jay of J. Bruno Painting, 508-523-8711, they were neat, fast, showed up when promised and completed the work in a remarkable amount of time. They worked well with surrounding chaos and worked with our budget to do a beautiful job.

The kitchen cabinets were installed today, the electricians are almost finished, tomorrow we'll be installing rain gutters and completing the deck roofs and railings as well as punch list carpentry, then the furniture goes in on Friday.

Final big challenge, the plumbing. More about that in a later post.

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Recycled Glass & Cement Countertops

Dan and Perrier/Heineken Countertop Travelling from Maho Art Center to Concordia, and in it's new home in Eco-Studio 23, still waiting for Art Center Clay Studio backsplash, vanity light and mirror.

Soon come.

Project Foreman Steve Levin

As we're wrapping up, here's an official thanks to Steve who stepped in as foreman when Glen had to leave to spend some time in the states in November and fortunately for us, has stayed on to guide the crew while sharing with us his expertise, tireless effort and good humor. The entire crew share our respect and admiration for Steve and appreciate what he's done for this project. Not sure why he has that surreal misty glow in these photos tho.

Hardiplank install Bldg 2

Photos are in the following order:

Dec 14 Bldg 2 Wall 1
Dec 21 Bldg 2 Wall 2
Dec 29 Bldg 2 Wall 3
Jan 11 Bldg 2 Wall 4

Complete!!! Steve's happy, we're happy.
Long journey but the guys worked hard and safely and the finished product is wonderful.

Catch up time

So sorry high season resort demands scooped up the past few weeks. Catching up on our
Eco-Studio construction , we were disappointed we did not have them ready for Xmas as hoped.

This is a learning experience for our crew and we'll use what we learn from this first phase
to improve time and construction costs on the next 4 unit pod.

The biggest time and labor overrun has been the application of the HardiPlank. The photos below are in order noted here, they show the progress on each wall so we can review the timeline. The 3 man crew attaching the Hardiplank were working 99% of their time on this project, 5 days per week 8 hrs per day, 2.5 extra days off at Xmas.

Nov 20 Bldg 1 Wall 1
Nov 27 Bldg 1 Wall 2
Dec 7 Bldg 1 Wall 3
Dec 14 Bldg 1 Wall 4