Update from Darrell Gray, BMA’s High Performance Director
Construction on BMA’s new Ronnie Berlack Center reached another milestone Tuesday, August 30th as workers from RG Gosselin poured and troweled 200 yards of concrete for the floor. It was impressive to watch the choreography of machines including concrete trucks, pumps, and riding trowels. All the while Contrux workers continued the installation of the barn red exterior wall panels. Construx finished up the exterior walls last week and have moved to roof panel installation.
With the floor poured, Dana Young and his crew have begun interior framing, and other trades will begin the rough-in of utilities. So far the weather has been cooperating, and the crews are on schedule for a mid-November completion.
The Dining Hall deck provides us a front row seat to watch the construction progress. Each day’s work adds form to the structure and gives the community a better concept of what the RBC will look like in final form. It has been fun to listen to the comments that range from “Wow, it’s going to be huge” to “Now that the walls are up it is not as big as I thought it would be.”
Hopefully, at the end of the project, we’ll all think “it’s just the right size!”
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