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

Permanent Power Energized at Northern Retail Center

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After the snow, ice and frigid weather of the past weeks, it has been nice to see days in the 50s and 60s with blue skies. This has allowed progress in the following areas:

Northern Retail Shops 

  • Permanent power activated
  • Paint of ceiling complete as well as walls in offices, pharmacy and guest service areas
  • Ceiling grid installed in all areas
  • Lighting and ductwork trim-out in ceiling grid
  • Bathrooms complete and ready for tile
  • Exterior EFIS near completion
  • Build-out of food service area released and ongoing
  • Piping of walk-in cooler and freezer complete
  • Remaining parapet and gutter installation ongoing
  • Atrium brick work ongoing
  • Atrium wall framing complete – MEP wall rough-in started
  • Atrium roofing to start early next week
  • Electrical trim out at painted walls 

Southern Retail Center

  • Atrium steel erection nears completion for this phase
  • 5 of the total 6 topping slabs have been completed – wet curing ongoing
  • Overhead MEP rough-in was ongoing before topping slab began
  • Under-slab electrical ongoing and coordinated with floor pours
  • In-slab plumbing ongoing and coordinated with floor pours
  • Block fill/painting of exterior block ongoing an point-up
  • Brick work near completion on main building – cleaning of brick ongoing
  • Transformer pads poured
  • Roof cap sheet system installed

 Shops A

  •  Structural steel erection ongoing 

Shops B

  • Underground MEP complete
  • Fine grading of sub-grade complete
  • Placement of stone complete
  • Installation of vapor intrusion system complete
  • Slab on grade forming ongoing

 Shops B-1 

  • Slab pour complete
  • Build-out framing ongoing
  • Overhead MEP and sprinkler piping ongoing
  • RTU Curbs and MEP roof penetration installed
  • Roofing to start next week

 Shops C

  • Underground MEP complete
  • Fine grading of sub-grade complete
  • Placement of stone complete
  • Installation of vapor intrusion system complete
  • Forming for slab-on-grade pour to start early next week

 Shops D

  • Building pad complete
  • Footing work to start on Monday