Week/Month Ending June 30, 2021
Beginning on Tuesday, 06/01/2021 final excavation and compaction work continued for the installation of control panels, feeder lines, rough outs for all of the electrical equipment including switch gear, station power, transformers and the 2 CAT G3520 engine generators.
Throughout the week, ESG had met with and continued to exchange numerous e-mails with our mechanical engineering firm. They were working on numerous shop drawings and final as built drawings. ESG is waiting on final concrete pad designs and placement layout before installation and plumbing.
On Wednesday 06/02/2021, our concrete vendor constructed the remainder of the forms and placed in control breaks for the remainder of the 5,000 square foot concrete floor. Rebar was wired and laid.
Concrete was delivered and poured for a 1/3 of the building.
On Monday, 06/07/2021 and Tuesday, 06/08/2021, our concrete vendor set the second stage of forms, rebar and laser leveled for the next pour of concrete that took place on Thursday 06/10/2021. Expected Cure time is 14 to 21 days to meet 5,000psi. 4 core sample tubes were also poured and sent to an independent testing laboratory for hardness testing over a 21 day period.
ESG has scheduled Milton CAT and worked with a sales engineer and their technicians for software updates and programming for the controls of the 2 CAT G3520 Engine Generators along with additional equipment that may be needed for the engine generators and their respective controls prior to testing and commissioning.
ESG had met with the HG&E to schedule the natural gas connections and metering to the building and that HG&E had installed the gas lines to the northwest corner of the building on Saturday 06/05/2021.
ESG met with Holyoke Water Works, in conjunction with our mechanical engineering firms on the drawings of the water lines which were being circulated and ESG was waiting on stamped drawings and final approval before the construction of the water main and lines for the building can begin.
ESG had contracted with a rigging company, and tentatively scheduled the installation of the 2 CAT G3520 engine generators for Monday June 28, 2021 and the 2 SCRS and remote radiators in mid-July. The time frame for the scheduling, was predicated upon that the concrete had properly cured and a non-permeable coating had been applied to the floor and knee walls.
On Monday, 06/07/2021, our concrete vendor cut the construction joints in the freshly poured floor per our structural engineer.
ESG met with our mechanical engineering firm on Thursday 06/10/2021 and agreed upon numerous draft shop drawings and final as built drawings. ESG is waiting on final concrete pad designs and placement layout before installation and plumbing.
ESG has scheduled a meeting with SCRS vendor on or after 07/12/2021 during the installation and commissioning phase of the 2 Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems per the sales agreement.
On Monday, 06/14/2021 the final portion of the vapor barrier was laid and the grading of the ramp and apron for the overhead door was completed.
On Tuesday, 06/15/2021 and Wednesday 06/16/2021 our concrete vendor installed, expansion foam, the forms, and the rebar and laser leveled for the final pour of concrete.
On Thursday, 06/17/2021, our concrete vendor completed the final pour of concrete along with 4 test core samples that were submitted to an independent testing laboratory per our structural engineer.
On Friday, 06/18/2021 our concrete vendor cut the construction joints in the freshly poured floor per our structural engineer.
On Monday, 06/21/2021 our electrical contractor began scheduling electricians full time for the foreseeable future to begin pulling wire and feeder lines for equipment through conduit. This will also include all of the installation, all of the equipment including controls and switch gear.
On Tuesday, 06/22//2021 and Wednesday 06/23/2021 our electrical contractor and equipment vendor began the first phase of the commissioning the switch gear and transformers prior to installation.
Due to a heavy equipment scheduling issue by our rigging contractor, the installation of the 2 CAT G3520 engine generators was postponed from Monday, June 28, 2021 to Thursday, July 1, 2021. Also postponed from Tuesday June 29, 2021 to Tuesday July 6, 2021 is the installation
of the mezzanine which will house the 2 SCRS.
It is expected that the installation of the sound attenuated room which will house the 2 CAT G3520 generators will begin once the installation of the mezzanine has been completed.
ESG through our mechanical engineering company has contracted with a plumber for the installation of the 2 remote radiators, water distillation equipment, cooling tower and natural gas feeds. All ductwork and interior metal work will begin once all equipment has been rigged and installed.
A complete photographic library of well over 7,500 photographs and numerous videos exists dating back to January 9, 2018 detailing this project.
If anyone has any questions or concerns or would like a more in depth update, we kindly ask that you please contact ESG at (413) 272 – 2135 or visit us at the office for an in person meeting.