Let there be light!!!

We are entering the final weeks of construction and the lab is coming together beautifully!  The team has been working hard on all fronts.  The electricians have installed miles and miles of data wire as well as our new light fixtures!  The painters have finished painting the ceilings, walls, and the catwalk and ladder.  We now have new doors, ceiling grids and sound panels! The cove wall has been installed and has been taped.   Every day there is something new!

Electricians hang the much anticipated light fixtures for Studio 3 in the Imaging Lab. All of the light fixtures in the Imaging lab will be equipped with bulbs that maintain a true color quality and even light illumination.

Electricians bundle the 85,000 feet of data wire that run through the Imaging Lab. That’s 16 miles of cable!!!!!!

An electrician installs the transformers that will provide the electricity for the whole Imaging Lab.

The new light and cabinet was installed in the back of Project room 4 which will be used as a color proofing area.

Studio 3 ceiling was painted with a matte black paint called Dry Fall. The paint is sprayed onto the ceiling wet. Any drops of paint that don’t adhere, will fall towards the floor and dry into a dust by the time it hits the floor, thus becoming easy to sweep up.

The catwalk and ladder get a final coat of paint.

Steve Saunders, Project Superintendent, shows off the new front doors of the Imaging Lab.

Ceiling grids were installed in Project room 2 as well as all of the office areas.

Sound panels were installed in Studio 3. These panels will lessen the noise created from three bookscanning machines that will soon occupy this studio.

Once the cove wall was fully installed, all the seams needed to be taped and sealed – this included the seams behind the wall.

In order to attach the cove wall to the floor, two of the painters had to wiggle between the cove and the south wall of Studio 1.


Open Sesame!

This week was marked by the delivery of our 10 foot rollup doors!  These doors will provide access for large objects to enter the studio spaces.  In other news, the catwalk had its mesh sides installed.  The partition beam and motor were encased in sheetrock.  A few of the project rooms have gotten a fresh coat of paint.  All of the sprinkler heads in the Imaging Lab were replaced.  Ductwork and electrical continue at a steady pace.

The new rollup door between the hallway and the warehouse space has been installed. I got to try the manual release!

Carpenters on a scissor lift are installing sheetrock that will encase the steel beams which will support the partition wall between Studios 1 and 2.

In the foreground, the catwalk stands proudly with its new mesh sides. A taper stands on a scissor lift and tapes the sheetrock around the partition track. In the background, a tinknocker installs ductwork in Studio 1.

George and Steve discuss the insulation which will prevent condensation from the ducts.

Sprinkler heads get replaced with new ones.

Steve Saunders, Project Superintendent, tests the tensile strength of the easel peg holes.

Studio 3 gets a coat of grey paint.