Fire Stations Relocation Project

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Project Updates - Fire Station #15 - Algonquin Road

Replacement Fire Station 15 Details

Location: 3201 Algonquin Road
Lot size: 1.77 Acres
Station size: 12,718 Square Feet
Special Features: Administrative Offices
Station 15 Floor Plan
Station 15 Site Plan


 Weekly Updates

Provided by Project Manager, Perry Wegman, from RC Wegman

May 17, 2019

The Mason has completed the structural CMU and is now focusing on stone and brick veneer installation. Stone and Face brick installation will continue for the next three weeks or so.Underground plumbing and electrical are wrapping up in the day room area. The concrete contractor will be on site early next week to prep and pour the floor slab in the day room area. Early next week, trusses will be set for the apparatus bay. Underground plumbing and electrical work will follow truss installation. 5-17_15-17_25-17_3

May 10, 2019

The Mason is continuing to work to complete the last of the CMU installation. Early next week, the last remaining area, the apparatus bay entrance, will be completed. The Mason will then move on to insulation and vapor barrier installation and cast stone and face brick installation. The truss blocking and roof framing are ongoing by the General Trades contractor.Late next week, the apparatus bay trusses will be set. Underground plumbing in the living area is expected to be completed by  early next week. The electrician will follow the plumber with underground electrical work.May 8 - 6May 8 - 3May 8 - 5

May 3, 2019

The rain has slowed planned activities for this week at the Algonquin Road Station. Blocking for the trusses has been ongoing as conditions allow. This will continue into early next week and underground plumbing and electrical will begin next week once the truss blocking is completed. The Mason contractor is working to finish up the CMU. Metal framing and insulation will follow the CMU work. 

April 26, 2019

The building is really starting to take shape at the site. This week, the structural steel was set for the entrance, mezzanine, and the front of the apparatus bay. The masonry contractor continues to make good progress setting the CMU block. Trusses over the living and administrative areas were set this week. The concrete deck for the mezzanine is scheduled to be poured on Friday afternoon. Next week the mason will continue to extend the walls at the rear of the apparatus bay that needs to be set on top of the mezzanine concrete deck. Also next week, work is scheduled to begin on underground plumbing and electric in the living area side and work on the trusses will continue.  4-244-26 1

April 19, 2019

The Mason continues to make good progress. CMU bearing for the mezzanine has been completed and structural steel installation for the mezzanine, entrance, and apparatus bay should be completed by Friday, April 19th. Plumbing and electrical rough is in and will progress in the CMU walls as the masonry continues. Masonry work will continue next week and structural steel installation will be completed. The concrete for the mezzanine deck will be prepped for next week. Roof truss installation will also begin next week.

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April 12, 2019

The mason continues to make good progress at Algonquin Road, working around the rainy weather. CMU bearing for the mezzanine will be completed early next week with structural steel installation for the mezzanine targeted for late next week or early the following week. The plumbing and electrical rough in the CMU walls is on-going as the mason makes progress. Masonry work will continue next week, with the front entrance wall being the next area to be worked on.

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April 5, 2019

The building foundations were back filled early this week and the Mason continues to make progress. The CMU for the east wall of the building has been completed, including the installation of lintels and rough openings for windows. Masonry work will continue through April. The CMU walls are being brought to height to allow for the installation of the mezzanine. once the structural steel is set, and the mezzanine floor deck has been poured and cured, the rear CMU walls of the apparatus bay can be brought to full height. Structural steel will be installed late next week or the following week.IMG_1322

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March 29, 2019

Building foundation was completed by the contractor; Next week the excavator will still be on site to complete back-fill of the foundations. The mason has begun laying the CMU for the building. The steel contractor delivered the lintel steel to the site for installation by the mason. Masonry work will be the main site activity for the coming weeks.IMG_1296IMG_1297IMG_1282


March 22, 2019

The concrete contractor has been on site this wee kpreparing and pouring the final building foundation pour. Building foundation work will be completed early next week with the pouring of the final portion of the foundation wall, at the front of the apparatus bay. The Mason is mobilizing late this week and will begin layout and preparation activities such as rebar installation. Weather permitting, CMU cinder block installation will proceed next week. 

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Project Updates - Fire Station #16 - Hicks Road

Replacement Fire Station 16 Details

Location: 2340 Hicks
Lot size: 
Station size: 12,753 Square Feet
Special Features: Training Room
Station 16 Floor Plan
Station 16 Site Plan


 Weekly Updates

Provided by Project Manager, Perry Wegman, from RC Wegman

May 17, 2019

The sunshine and weather has finally allowed the excavator to make significant progress with clay fill at Hicks Road. Early next week, the foundations will be dug and the concrete contractor will follow with concrete footings and foundation walls. 

May 10, 2019

Weather and soil conditions have not permitted any progress with building up embankment this past week. Embankment will continue next week and excavation will be started for the building footings later in the week, weather depending. 

May 3, 2019

Weather and soil conditions have not permitted any progress with building up embankment this past week. Embankment will continue next week and excavation will be started for the building footings later in the week, weather depending. Utilities that must pass through or under the foundation walls are being coordinated.

April 26, 2019

The proof roll was passed and bearing successfully achieved this week at the site of Station 16. The excavator continues to build the embankment to bring the site to grade. Embankment will continue next week and excavation will be started for the building footings. Utilities that must pass through or under the foundation walls are being coordinated. 

April 19, 2019

The excavator has stripped topsoil this week and is working to obtain a solid bearing. The snow on Sunday and wet soil conditions have prevented a passing proof toll for sub grade. Soil will be allowed to dry out further before embankment work begins in order to avoid costly undercuts. Next week, the excavator will be hauling off excess topsoil and importing clay fill for embankments on site. 

April 12, 2019

The excavator has stripped topsoil this week and is working on obtaining solid bearing. Next week, the excavator will be hauling off excess topsoil and importing clay fill for embankment on site.Depending on where bearing is reached, roughly 2 to 3 feet of embankment is required to prepare for the site pavement and building pad installation. ExcavationExcavation 2

April 5, 2019

The building permit has been secured and the excavator is mobilizing to begin mass grading early next week. Excavation will be limited to within the right of way until MWRD and IDOT permit approval allows work in the easement along Hicks Road. 

March 29, 2019

Silt fence has been installed this week and the excavation contractor continues to mobilize to prepare for mass grading. Precluding final building permit approval, utility abandonment work and site grading will begin next week.

March 22, 2019

Re-Bids for the Site Utilities and Fire Protection bid packages were received this week. Contractors are being brought in for scope review interviews and contracts finalized for those work items. The excavation contractor is preparing site engineering and layout information. Silt fence installation and a start to site grading are expected next week, weather permitting.