Elbridge Gerry Elementary School

Project Update - Week of August 3rd 2020

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Please see below project update for the Marblehead Elementary School:

  • Continue with site prep, fills and grading on the South end of the project site to support the construction of the new parking lot area.
  • Continue with excavation and prep for concrete foundations on the South & North ends of the building footprint (Areas A,B,C).  Note this activity may require the use of a hammer drill at irregular intervals to break-up larger rocks/boulders and/or potential high spots of ledge that need to be taken down to support the foundation design.  
  • Complete with footing and foundation wall construction from the South to North end of the building footprint (Area A+B).
  • The second concrete foundation crew to continue with footing & wall construction of the retaining wall from the West to East end of the building footprint (Area B-C).
  • Continue with back-fill operations within the building footprint on the South end of the building (Area A) working North.  Back-fill materials are currently onsite and will be transported within the project fence line to the appropriate work areas.  The use of vibratory compaction equipment will be used throughout this work activity. 
  • There are three concrete placements tentatively scheduled for this week; Wednesday 8/5/20, Thursday 8/6/20 and Friday 8/7/20. 
  • Mobilization of the crane to support steel erection is schedule to arrive on Monday 8/10/20 followed by the first delivery of structural steel for the project.  
  • The crane and all steel deliveries will be utilizing "Gate C" at Dartmouth Road to enter and exit the project site for the duration of the steel erection activity.  The delivery schedule for steel is currently set-up for a delivery each day, Monday - Thursday over a 4-5 week period currently.  Note this schedule is subject to change based on the erector's need for material onsite.     

Morning Equipment Departure - July 31, 2020

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The site contractor as an urgent need to remove a piece of equipment from the project tomorrow morning 7/31 and due to it’s size needs to be on the road at 5:00AM.

As completed with similar events the equipment & trailer will be loaded today 7/30 and will be parked at Gate C of the project site; Dartmouth Road. 

Transport personnel & truck will be onsite by 5:00AM to hook-up to the trailer for transport.  The transport truck will enter the project site via Gate C, hook-up to the trailer and exit the same way to West Shore Drive to Route 114.  The truck’s lights and back-up alarm will be turned off in an effort to minimize any disruption to the neighborhood.

The project apologizes in advance of the late notice but this need and request just materialized for all parties. 

This morning equipment departure has been communicated and coordinated with the Marblehead Police Department.    

Project Update - Week of July 27th 2020

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Please see below project update for the Marblehead Elementary School:

  • Continue with site prep, fills and grading on the South end of the project site to support the construction of the new parking lot area.
  • Continue with excavation and prep for concrete foundations on the South & North ends of the building footprint (Areas A,B,C).  Note this activity may require the use of a hammer drill at irregular intervals to break-up larger rocks/boulders and/or potential high spots of ledge that need to be taken down to support the foundation design.  
  • Continue with footing and foundation wall construction from the South to North end of the building footprint (Area A+B).
  • The second concrete foundation crew to continue with footing & wall construction of the retaining wall from the West to East end of the building footprint (Area B-C).
  • Continue with back-fill operations within the building footprint on the South end of the building (Area A).  Back-fill materials are currently onsite and will be transported within the project fence line to the appropriate work areas.  The use of vibratory compaction equipment will be used throughout this work activity. 
  • There are three concrete placements tentatively scheduled for this week; Tuesday 7/28/20, Wednesday 7/29/20 and Friday 7/31/20. 
  • Note due to the high temperature scheduled for Tuesday 7/28 the concrete placement will commence at 7:00AM.  The three (3) concrete trucks to support this placement will arrive onsite at approx thirty minute intervals; 7:00, 7:30 & 8:00.  This schedule has been coordinated and communicated with the Marblehead Police Department.     

Project Update - Week of July 20th 2020

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Please see below project update for the Marblehead Elementary School:

  • Continue with bulk ledge excavation on the North end of the new building footprint and is scheduled to continue and complete this week.  Note this activity will require the use of a hammer drill at irregular intervals to break-up larger rocks/boulders for export and/or potential high spots of ledge that need to be taken down to support the building design. 
  • Commence with site prep, fills and grading on the South end of the project site to support the construction of the new parking lot area.
  • Continue with excavation and prep for concrete foundations on the South & North ends of the building footprint (Areas A,B,C).  
  • Continue with footing and foundation wall construction from the South to North end of the building footprint (Area A+B).
  • The second concrete foundation to continue with footing construction of the retaining wall from the West to East end of the building footprint (Area B-C).
  • Commence back-fill operations within the building footprint on the South end of the building (Area A).  Back-fill materials are currently onsite and will be transported within the project fence line to the appropriate work areas.  The use of vibratory compaction equipment will be used throughout this work activity. 
  • The last major rebar delivery for the concrete foundation scope of work is scheduled to arrive on Monday 7/20/20.
  • There are three concrete placements tentatively scheduled for this week; Tuesday 7/21/20, Wednesday 7/22/20 and Friday 7/24/20.

Project Update - Week of July 13th 2020

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Please see below project update for the Elbridge Gerry Elementary School:

  • Continue with site prep and fills using onsite material at the South & West areas of the project site. 
  • Continue with bulk ledge excavation and export (trucking) the ledge materials offsite.  The excavation will occur on the North end of the new building footprint and is scheduled to continue and complete this week.  Note this activity will require the use of a hammer drill at irregular intervals to break-up larger rocks/boulders for export and/or potential high spots of ledge that need to be taken down to support the building design. 
  • Continue with underground utility-drainage & water installation on the South end of the site.   
  • Continue with excavation and prep for concrete foundations on the South end of the building.  
  • Continue with footing and foundation wall construction from the South to North end of the building footprint.
  • The second concrete foundation crew mobilized on 7/13/20 and will begin construction of the building retaining wall foundation on the North end of the building.
  • There are three concrete placements tentatively scheduled for this week; Monday 7/13/20, Wednesday 7/15/20 and Friday 7/17/20.
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