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Construction Update - 4/3/2020

The HSRB – II job site is continuing to perform work on site under modified site rules that take into account the latest recommendations from the CDC. Work will continue as long as the team feels that everyone on the job site can continue to do so safety. Week #3 of the slowdown was one of our most productive to date. The sunny/dry weather makes a world of difference, as well as the installation of the tower crane. The tower crane can move material more efficiently across the entire site which speeds up construction activities especially our concrete forming and pouring operations.

Emory, JeDunn (contractor) and HOK architects) are working to keep moving forward but the team is still assessing the short and long term impacts to the overall construction schedule resulting from the delays caused by the unusually wet weather, delays to the start of blasting resulting from reviews required by CSX railroad and now the COVID-19 Pandemic. Updates will continue to be posted to this web site. This past week's (3/30/20 to 4/4/20) scheduled work activities:

  • Blasts were conducted on all 5 days this past week. The blasts have gotten much smaller as we have gotten closer to the HSRB – I.

  • Erection of project tower crane was completed on 3/29/20 and it was put into use on 3/30/20.

  • Excavation of G-1 level continues.

  • Pouring of multiple spread footings and Continuous Footings on G-2 Level is underway.

Next week's (4/6/20 to 4/11/20) scheduled work activities:

  • Drilling and rock blasts are scheduled for Monday through Friday). We are blasting 5 days per weeks versus 3 because the blast are smaller as we get closer to HSRB - I

  • Blasting is estimated to be completed on Friday, 4/3/20.

  • Mass excavation of G-1 level will continue.

  • Installation of sanitary sewer ductile iron piping across Haygood drive near ambulance exit from CHOA will continue.

  • Pouring of footings and column footings will continue on G-2 level, as well as vivarium elevator pit, and service pit.

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