Posted at 11:40h
Perched high on the hilltop overlooking Purcells Cove and exposed to the adverse weather elements Mother Nature has thrown at us the past few weeks, Corey and the team continue to make great progress.
First floor framing is now complete. Both exterior and interior walls on this floor have been straightened;
-each corner is meticulously checked to ensure it is plumb
-string lines between the corners are run down each wall
Although time consuming, this step is vital to the success of the next floor. What might begin as a mere 1/2" discrepancy now, can wind up being a 3" problem further along.
The second floor of this build will be constructed at ground level, and craned into place. The frame for this floor is 4 x LVL wide and 60 feet long and will weigh 2000 pounds per section.
Building it on the ground is safe, and enables the team to more easily ensure it is straight. If you look closely at the first photo, you can see an orange string line marking the 8 degree angle that this floor will sit at. A similar idea to the new Halifax Library.
The birds eye view over the treetops and down into Purcells Cove below is awesome!