Our House Diary #58: Slow start after the break, Jan. 10, 2017

Well it is the first week back after the break and we are off to a slow start….I guess that is normal as we remember where we were and what we left ourselves to do. Students are hard to come by with a group just graduated before the break, a group working towards their exams in “Plans”, a group just starting their formwork modules and the last group deep into their project on “Roofs”.

This is not a bad thing, as it is taking me a little time to find my bearings and create a list of things to and a timeline to do them in. This is important because the modules will be moving on the 8th of February and we have to have all the essential work done by then so that they will fit together as planned with no (or few) surprises.

With this in mind, we have been working on the preparation of the lifting points of the modules and believe we have an acceptable plan for where the straps will go without damaging any of our beautiful siding or other exterior finishing details. We will be meeting with the crane operator and the trucking company this week to run through the process so as to be fully ready.

Here is one of the lifting points with the strap in place:


Here the team is hard at it preparing to lift unit 4 as an experiment:

And the unit is off the ground:

There is still a little gyproc to install in the exterior module which will happen by the end of the month, a few other interior details to take care of, the ventilation ductwork and closing off of the top of the ceiling structure in unit 3. We also will have to clear the snow off of the concrete slab and cut notches in the plates for where the straps will fit so as to be able to remove them. I am sure other items will pop up as the week progresses!!

We’ll keep you up to date as we get back into the work, but in the meantime you can read about us in the Montreal Gazette: Montreal Gazette article

It is good to see the the value of this project being recognized!



About jhcarpentry

I am a teacher in the Construction Carpentry Program at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CVCEC) for the New Frontiers School board. This blog is a way for me to connect with my students.
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