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Project Updates

Construction Update on New Public Services Facility 
6.3.24

As construction continues for the new Marion Public Works Maintenance Facility, the operational date is quickly approaching. 

 

All contractors are diligently working to finish in the office area. The concrete floor polishing is complete, and trim outs are being wrapped up for both electrical and plumbing. Carpeting and base have been installed along with casework, doors are hung, and secured. The fire alarm system is complete and has been tested. The radiant heat system zones and manifolds are being filled, with start-up just around the corner.

 

Pre-punch lists have started with correction dates fast approaching. The mechanical equipment will begin their start-up process in the month of June. Commissioning of the building systems will follow in the months of June and July.

 

The exterior and site work continue to proceed with curb and gutter being laid along with the HMA (asphalt) for the entrance, roads, and parking lots. The city poured all the approaches for entry into the garage area and will be placing black dirt around the exterior, in preparation for landscaping. Also being completed by the city.

 

Interior / building completion is 90%-95% with the exterior / site is approximately 80%-85%.

 

The substantial completion of late-June, with the city becoming operational mid-July is still the current timeline.

Construction Update on New Public Services Facility 
5.1.24

Construction of the new Marion Public Service Maintenance Facility has accelerated as we enter Spring in March 2024!

 

Area A & B – Parking Garage & Shops

Contractors completed the radiant tubing installation, concrete reinforcement and the majority of slab-on-grade this period.  This heated, interior parking surface is designed to support the heaviest vehicle in Marion’s fleet including Fire Department Areal #2.  Final SOG placement is scheduled for April 4th.

Mechanical and Electrical rough-ins continued above the completed floors.  These systems include siphonic roof drainage, vehicle exhaust ducting, overhead fans, sprinkler main & branch piping, power distribution & lighting and control wiring pathways.


Area C – Office Area

The focus of the office area switched from structure and rough-ins to finishes.  As all gypsum assemblies wrapped-up enabling the painters to finish painting throughout.  Masonry walls are receiving high-performance paint and epoxy coatings.  Very soon, the acoustic ceiling will begin.

 

Exterior / Sitework

The City’s crews have focused on site grading in preparation for the asphalt paving to commence next month.  They have also completed some site concrete including the entrance aprons to the facility.

Construction Update on New Public Services Facility 
3.31.24

Construction of the new Marion Public Service Maintenance Facility has accelerated as we enter Spring in March 2024!

 

Area A & B – Parking Garage & Shops

Contractors completed the radiant tubing installation, concrete reinforcement and the majority of slab-on-grade this period.  This heated, interior parking surface is designed to support the heaviest vehicle in Marion’s fleet including Fire Department Areal #2.  Final SOG placement is scheduled for April 4th.

Mechanical and Electrical rough-ins continued above the completed floors.  These systems include siphonic roof drainage, vehicle exhaust ducting, overhead fans, sprinkler main & branch piping, power distribution & lighting and control wiring pathways.


Area C – Office Area

The focus of the office area switched from structure and rough-ins to finishes.  As all gypsum assemblies wrapped-up enabling the painters to finish painting throughout.  Masonry walls are receiving high-performance paint and epoxy coatings.  Very soon, the acoustic ceiling will begin.

 

Exterior / Sitework

The City’s crews have focused on site grading in preparation for the asphalt paving to commence next month.  They have also completed some site concrete including the entrance aprons to the facility.

Construction Update on New Public Services Facility 
2.29.24

Construction progress at the new Marion Public Service Maintenance Facility continues to quicken in February 2024.

 

Garage & Shops Area

Slabs-on-grade is the main focus.  The radiant floor heat system preparation includes grading, radiant insulation, manifolds & tubing, heavy-duty concrete reinforcing and placing 6000# concrete.  Approximately 46,600 square feet of SOG was placed and finished.  Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) walls are being constructed including the wash bay and east area D.  CMU will continue next period in shops areas and mezzanine.  Overhead mechanical, plumbing, fire protection and electrical rough-in is keeping pace.  Siphonic storm piping will resume following design coordination clarifications.

Office Area

Drywall is mostly hung and finished.  The entry vestibule were mostly complete of framing, gypsum and finishing.  The remaining wall surfaces including block and precast continue to be prime painted.  Mechanical, plumbing and piping overhead rough-in is 70% complete. Finishing sprinkler lines and exposed spiral ductwork on locker room. Insulating hot water supply & return piping insulation and HVAC ductwork.  All electrical power, temperature controls and fire alarm pathways and rough-in are complete. Electrical crews are running final electrical homeruns in reception area to panels. 

Exterior

Site preparations will begin next month, which will include grading, overhead door approaches, bollard installations and eventually site paving.

Construction Update on New Public Services Facility 
1.31.24

Advancements at the new Marion Public Service Maintenance Facility in January 2024.

Office Area

Hard ceilings and soffits are framed and rocked. The FEMA-rated storm shutter frames are being installed in the shelter to allow for remaining sheetrock completion. Interior wall surfaces have been prime painted.  Mechanical, plumbing and piping overhead rough-in is 70% complete. Finishing sprinkler lines and exposed spiral ductwork on locker room. All electrical and fire alarm pathways and rough-in are complete. Electrical crews are running electrical homeruns in reception area to panels. 

Parking Garage Area

The added electrical rough-in for the future fuel station was routed out of the building. Rock import and fine grading completed in the Wash Bay and Shops Area.  Crews installed under-slab, thermal rigid insulation and vapor barrier for the initial slab-on-grade placements.  Following final design clarifications, radiant heating tubing and manifold installation commenced in the Wash Bay this period.

The project critical activity: slabs-on-grade (SOG), finally started this month. Reinforcing steel including heavy-duty expansion anchors and DOT dowel baskets scope began as radiant heat provisions progressed. The first SOG was placed and finished on January 30th with delivery of 150 cubic yards of high-strength concrete. Construction of concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls will follow the SOG in the Wash Bay and Shops Areas.

Construction Update on New Public Services Facility 
12.29.23

Despite some normal winter weather conditions, construction is advancing at the new Marion Public Service Maintenance Facility in December 2023.

 

Office area – Following meatal stud framing, drywall / topping walls continues in all areas.   May walls have been taped/mud the 2nd & 3rd coats, ready for paint.  HVAC ductwork, fan coil units (FCUs) and fire protection progress continues.  Plumbing and electrical work includes overhead domestic plumbing rough in in locker rooms, offices, and storm shelter as well as overhead conduit in locker rooms and hanging lights for exposed ceilings.  The mockup of polished concrete floor mock-up was completed (pending approval).

 

Garage and shop areas – Following precast grouting, the topping slab was placed at the mezzanine as well as the mechanical and electrical equipment pads.  A sanitary sewer rough-in was added this period for a future restroom and compressed air lines were installed to the shop(s) areas.  All remaining electrical feeds for wash bay and shops have been roughed-in and is running power to overhead door openers.   Crews and equipment mobilized and completed the subgrade import, compaction and proof-rolling.  Following completion of subgrade, radiant insulation and tubing commence in preparation for slabs in January-March ‘24.

 

Exterior – Roof scuppers were cut-in and parapet coping flashing installed.  The aluminum storefront at the main entry / vestibule and as well as the east and west entrances.

Construction Update on New Public Services Facility 
11.30.23

Progress continues to be made on the new Marion Public Service Maintenance Facility in November 2023.

 

Office area – The space has been transformed by completing the CMU walls at the back-of-house areas the hollow metal door frame installation.  The City Inspectors approved the inwall inspections at allow hanging gypsum wallboard.  Aluminum windows installed at the perimeter office spaces.  Fire sprinkler piping and HVAC duct work is being installed overhead in all areas by Elite Fire and Prull respectively.

 

Garage and shop areas – the extensive underground plumbing and electrical is nearing completion.  The cast-in-place wash bay collection pits and vehicle lift foundations have been constructed.  The exterior overhead vehicle doors and clerestory windows were completed in the garage to complete the weather enclosure.  Continued the rough-in of siphonic storm (roof) drain piping.  The interior mezzanine began to take shape as steel fabrications, pour stops were installed and precast planks were grouted the precast planks.  Grading equipment will mobilize soon to complete rough grading and import final granular subbase.

 

Exterior – The roof-mounted, industrial exhaust fans have been delivered and installed.  The permanent natural gas supply has been run to the building for the temporary heating during construction.  The two sand / oil separators have been installed and made-up to the sanitary sewerage.  The City crews continues the site grading while maintaining construction access at the west and south quadrants.

Construction Update on New Public Services Facility 
10.31.23

The Marion Public Service Maintenance Facility experienced a great deal of inward progress this period.  Underground rough-in in the garage and shops area.  Rex Concrete constructed drainage pits while Brecke Mechanical completed over 1,200lf of pre-fabricated trench drains in addition to 1,000s of feet of sanitary mains and branch lines.  Siphonic storm piping were installed and connected to roof drains.  Hawkeye Electric crews continued rough-in with electrical pathways for mains and feeder circuits.  This is all in preparation for the concrete slab-on-grade operations in the coming periods.   Dan’s Overhead Doors mobilized to begin installation of vehicle doors.

 

The office area also experienced inward progress to keep pace with the project advance.  Portzen Construction’s team framed out all rooms in Area C - Seehase Masonry completed the masonry (CMU) walls with Heartland framed the remaining metal stud walls.  This allowed the MEPT trades to install rough-in for piping, ductwork and electrical.  MidAmerican Glazing delivered and began installing the aluminum window and storfronts.

 

The exterior is keeping pace with interior progress.  Rathje Construction & Mount Vernon Construction completed the excavation and waterproofing foundation walls.  Rex Concrete placed the generator and transfer switch concrete pad(s).  The City of Marion installed storm sewer utilities at the west end of the site while importing materials to grade that area. 

Construction Update on New Public Services Facility 
9.29.23

The Marion Public Service Maintenance Facility continued to evolve and transform last month.  Following the completion of the building enclosure of the garage and shops area, crews concentrated on the underground plumbing and electrical rough-ins in preparation for the concrete slab-on-grade.  Brecke Mechanical installed the majority of the 1,200+ linear feet of trench drains while Hawkeye Electrical installed miles of electrical pathways to be cast into the slab.  Meanwhile, T&K Roofing completed the roof membrane of the garage and shops area to ensure a dry work environment for the fall & winter.  

 

Rex Concrete placed the entire 15,000 sf floor in the office area this period which opened the space for interior partitions.  Seehase Masonry began the CMU wall and Heartland Finishes framed metal studs.  Brecke and Hawkeye followed up with their plumbing and electrical rough-in(s) respectively.

 

  • Rex - Place slab-on-grade 9/11-9/14 in office area C

  • King – installed subframes 9/5-9/22

  • Brecke & Hawkeye – underground rough-in 9/11-continues in area A/B.

  • Portzen mobilized to prep and install doorframes 9/18-continues in office area.

  • Heartland – frame walls in office area 9/18-9/22

  • Rathje & Mount Vernon Construction excavated and waterproofed foundation wall 9/13-continues.

  • Conlon constructed temporary partitions.

Construction Update on New Public Services Facility 
8.26.23

The Marion Public Service Maintenance Facility experienced a transformation during the month of August.  The building quickly took its shape as the Pre-Engineered Metal Building (PEMB) frame was completed by King Construction and the precast wall panels were erected by Cedar Valley Steel this month.  The metal roof deck also completed which allowed T&K Roofing to begin the roofing operations of the 120k square-foot garage & shops area.    

 

Progress was also experienced in the office area as Brecke Mechanical installed the radiant heat tubing & manifolds and Rex Concrete install steel reinforcing to prepare for the 5” concrete slab-on-grade.  Despite opressive tempertures this month, workers endured summer in Iowa and accomplished a great deal at the project site.

 

  • Precast erection began 8/1/23, completed 8/15/23

  • Detailed Pre-Engineered Metal Building (PEMB), metal decking, edge angle

  • Grouted column bases

  • Grouting PC bases started 8/9/23

  • Interior column diamonds 8/9/23

  • Started caulking PC 8/15/23

  • Radiant tube installation for geothermal heat started 8/16/23

  • Rebar in storm shelter started 8/21/23

Construction Update on New Public Services Facility 
7.31.23

Progress continues to be made on the new Public Service Maintenance Facility located at 202 44th Street in Marion. The EPDM membrane roof has been installed at the office structure.  Erection of the pre-engineered metal building mainframes and bracing is complete and installation of metal roof decking has reached 80% finished.  The granular subgrade, radiant heat insulation and vapor barrier are installed at the office area ready for radiant floor tubing before the concrete slab can be placed.  This is expected to be mid-August.  Pre-cast concrete wall panel installation has begun this week and set to be completed within the next 30-days.

Construction Update on New Public Services Facility 
6.16.23

Significant progress continues to be made on the new Public Service Maintenance Facility located at 202 44th Street in Marion. Construction of the pre-engineered metal building frame is nearing completion and it is anticipated that by the end of June, all steelwork will be completed. Crews have started to install the roofing materials on the facility and the placement of pre-cast concrete walls will start in mid-July and will be completed in August 2023. 

Construction Progress on the New Public Services Maintenance Facility
5.15.23

The pre-engineered metal building frame has started to go up on the new Public Services Maintenance Facility. King Construction is the subcontractor that is responsible for the construction of the metal frame and they are scheduled to complete this phase by early August 2023. After that, Mid-States Concrete will install the insulated precast wall systems that will complete the main structure of the facility. Conlon Construction is the construction manager for the project and Shive Hattery is providing engineering and architectural services. The facility is on track to be completed in June 2024.  

New Public Services Facility Construction Progress
4.6.23

On April 10, preliminary phases of construction will begin on the New Public Service Maintenance Facility located at 202 44th Street in Marion. This will include the assembly of the pre-engineered metal building frame followed by the installation of precast concrete walls. The City of Marion has retained Conlon Construction to serve as the construction manager for the project and Shive Hattery to provide engineering and architectural services.  Under the current schedule, the facility is scheduled to be completed in June 2024.

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