HFHSC Monthly Construction Report June 2016

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The Habitat for Humanities of Snohomish Co. (HFHSC) monthly construction report keeps stakeholders informed and involved. Published on the first Monday of following month. Covers our active projects. Feedback/questions. welcome construction@habitatsnohomish.org.

– Phoenix 2 Step 2 Site/Foundation work substantially complete, and we’re well into Step 3 Structure/Dry-in after twelve build days (from start of construction 5/18/16 through 6/29/16).

– Twin Creeks fully occupied as June ’16 closes. Project objective moves from repair to maintain, leaving time to invest in removing large shop on property.

– Unplanned changes hit Twin Creeks Village architect. Master program documentation creation delayed.

– Weekly construction report changes to monthly pattern to better meet community needs. P2 progress photos continue to be posted weekly.

Phoenix 2 (P2)
Phoenix 2 construction began in earnest on 5/18/16. Build Day 1 of 57 Wednesdays and Saturdays available to build before turning over the keys to the new owner/builders on 12/15/16. The Phoenix 2 – Project Build Schedule – Release 07 07 2016 holds high-level information on what got done, and what’s next for P2. Weekly progress photos document entire effort from pre-construction through to Week 7.

Twin Creeks (TC) Final repairs on the two unoccupied TC unit were completed, and tenants moved in bring us to a fully occupied property. Minor repairs and maintenance issues area addressed as needed in keeping with our simple decent standard.

Recent review of large shop on SE corner of TC (See a sketch of TC site) confirms cost of dismantling building is higher than most even optimistic projections of income possible through recycling or resale of building through store operation. Will pursue next best option – simple removal of building, salvaging/recycling as much as possible to reduce cost of removal.

A number of unplanned changes, including move of Twin Creeks Village (TCV) lead architect (and HFHSC director) Mike Garrett to another firm, will impact the effort applied to TCV program document. The program document is the Gabbert Architects Planners master plan that will guide all aspects of the project through to completion August 2023. New delivery date being established.

Everett Store Fence A 6′ high chain link fence has been installed to improve security and safety. Volunteer builders took care of most steps in the construction. The rolling 14′ gate to complete the project will be installed in July. Thanks builders! Great job.

Change in HFHSC construction reporting – As Phoenix 2 moved into construction that overall reporting needs for HFHSC construction needed adjustment. Community feedback indicated lots of interest in P2, and less interest in our other projects (Twin Creeks, and the store fence). Also changes meant to improve the experience for those using www.habitatsnohomish.org had a downstream impact on construction reporting.

Going forward weekly reporting will tell the P2 story with progress photos. All other construction reporting will be update monthly. This is the first monthly report. This and future monthly construction reports will be available primarily on the HFHSC website under the Our Work main navigation bar (pick Construction from menu) to get to the Construction page.

Construction Report Index – All reports starting 11/1/15.

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Chris Anderson, Construction Manager
Habitat for Humanities of Snohomish Co. (HFHSC)
Mobile 425.922.2066 Email canderson@habitatsnohomish.org