Crunch Time in Knoxville

Knoxville Collage 5-3-14

With turn-over scheduled in no less than 6 week for some buildings, activities are a blur both inside and outside at UT Commons.

Northern Retail Shops

  • Final polishing of concrete floors ongoing
  • Bathroom tile complete
  • Bathroom fixture and accessory installation ongoing
  • Refrigeration equipment set in place and vacuum testing of lines underway
  • Exterior brick work complete
  • Sidewalk installation ongoing
  • Escalators set in place and final electrical connections ongoing
  • Elevator equipment onsite – installation to begin Monday of next week
  • Shopping cart lift installation ongoing
  • Atrium storefront installation ongoing
  • Atrium painting ongoing
  • Subway construction near completion
  • Electrical trim out ongoing
  • Gas piping under final testing

Southern Retail Center

  • Atrium framing and sheathing complete
  • Terrazzo floor installation starts this week
  • Sales area ceiling grid complete
  • Sales area light fixture installation ongoing
  • Overhead MEP rough-in in the sales area complete
  • Wall paint in the sales area ongoing
  • Brick work ongoing at atrium
  • Elevator shaft construction ongoing
  • Wall tile installation ongoing
  • Transformer installation complete and “HOT”
  • Atrium roofing ongoing
  • Main roof complete

Shops A

  • Structural steel complete
  • Framing and sheathing complete
  • Brickwork ongoing
  • Slab pours complete
  • Overhead MEP ongoing
  • Roofing installation to start next week

Shops B

  • Upper and lower slabs complete
  • Interior framing complete – both levels
  • Sheetrock finish work ongoing upper level
  • Sheathing on lower level interior walls – ongoing
  • Overhead and in-wall MEP complete – both levels
  • Brickwork complete – except north end at common area upper slab
  • Storefront installation nearing completion

Shops C

  • All concrete slab work complete
  • Structural steel complete
  • Exterior sheathing and brick work complete
  • Placement of Stone complete
  • Installation of vapor intrusion system complete
  • Forming for slab on grade pour to start early next week
  • Storefront installation to begin next week

Shops D

  • Structural steel complete
  • Exterior framing and sheathing complete
  • Roofing complete except for trim metal
  • Overhead sprinkler system complete
  • Ready to start brick work
  • Designed as “cold dark shell” so very little finish work required on interior

Shops E

  • Structural steel complete
  • Framing and sheathing complete
  • EFIS ongoing
  • Sprinkler system complete
  • Roofing to start Monday
  • Designed as cold dark shell so very little finish work required on interior

Site work

  • Curb and gutter installation ongoing
  • Final utility tie-in to start next week

Weather Still An Obstacle, But We Are Determined

Knoxville Collage 1

Knoxville, like the rest of the Southeast, was hit with yet another snow storm. This storm brought as much as 5 inches of snow to the area. This storm impacted work at UT Commons. We are starting to see warmer weather so our hopes are up that Mother Nature will play nice in the coming weeks. Updates on progress follow:

Northern Retail Center:

  • Brick work at atrium ongoing
  • Framing/sheathing of rear atrium tall wall complete
  • Internal atrium upper and lower rooms and elevator shaft walls ongoing
  • Interior sheetrock finish work near completion; wall sanding to begin next week
  • Painting of ceiling ongoing
  • EFIS work ongoing

Southern Retail Center:

  • Phase one of roofing operation complete
  • Overhead MEP rough-in ongoing
  • Plumbing drain installation ongoing
  • Layout and forming for topping slab started
  • Generator pad forming ongoing
  • Secondary conduit from transformer complete
  • Conduits for generator feeds complete
  • RTU and mechanical curbs on roof
  • Block work at loading dock complete
  • Steel erection at loading dock ongoing
  • Steel erection for atrium ongoing
  • Brick work ongoing

Shops  A:

  • Footings complete
  • Steel erection to start this weekend

Shops B:

  • Upper level slab pour complete
  • Street level underground MEP complete
  • Sheathing of exterior upper walls ongoing
  • Fine grading for lower level slab to start on Monday
  • RTU curb installation ongoing

Shops C:

  • Framing and sheath of parapet wall near completion
  • Underground MEP rough-in ongoing

Shops D:

  • Final grading of pad to start next week
  • Footing to follow

Shops E:

  • Steel erection ongoing

Parking Deck:

  • Fine grading of last light duty paving slab complete – Pour scheduled for Monday of next week
  • Last Transformer Pad pour
  • Parking deck lighting ongoing