NC Retail Merchants Association – 005

2nd floor framing infill area

2nd floor framing infill area

Interior wall and floor framing continues for the interior renovation project for the NC Retail Merchants Association in downtown Raleigh, NC.

Interior walls on the 1st and 2nd floor have been framed.  Floor framing of the 2nd floor infill area is almost complete.  Electrical wall rough-in has begun.  HVAC ductwork has been installed and plumbing work has begun.

1st floor wall framing under 2nd floor infill area

1st floor wall framing under 2nd floor infill area

Construction is slated to be complete by June 30th.  Because of the accelerated schedule, the design-build process made the most sense to NCRMA.  Gontram Architecture and Ten Penny Construction have once again teamed up for this unique Design-Build opportunity.  As a single-source delivery method, we control budget and schedule, taking a lot of the usual Owner-associated worry out of the project.

2nd floor wall framing underway.

2nd floor wall framing underway.

NC Retail Merchants Association – 004

 

Wall framing underway below 2nd floor beams

Wall framing underway below 2nd floor beams

Interior wall and floor framing for the interior renovation project for the NC Retail Merchants Association is now underway.  This substantial project in downtown Raleigh, NC is beginning to take shape.

Interior walls on the 1st floor have been framed.

The steel beams for the 1600 sq. ft. infill area of the 2nd floor are in place.  Floor framing will be complete by Monday evening.

Construction is slated to be complete by June 30th.  Because of the accelerated schedule, the design-build process made the most sense to NCRMA.  Gontram Architecture and Ten Penny Construction have once again teamed up for this unique Design-Build opportunity.  As a single-source delivery method, we control budget and schedule, taking a lot of the usual Owner-associated worry out of the project.

Wall framing underway.

Wall framing underway.

UConn Wins! Dennis Burns wins Gontram Architecture’s Pool!

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I see basketballs! The Madness is complete!

UConn beat Kentucky last night to capture the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship. That also concludes Gontram Architecture’s largest NCAA Pool ever!

Dennis Burns (Raleigh, NC) finishes in 1st Place.  He maxed out his points early, but hung on.  As a Gontram Architecture employee, Dennis is ineligible for the usual list of prizes, and the awards will move down the list of winners.  Don’t feel bad for Dennis, however, as he will receive a prize.

Ben Ho (Charlotte, NC) followed in 2nd Place.  Jenifer Gold (Raleigh, NC) finished close behind in 3rd.

Sam Rusak, Jr. (Raleigh, NC) clinched Last Place a while ago.  Congratulations, Sam!  You get the butt!

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Take note of a few things when looking at our reports:

  • “Coin Flip” finished in 1,128th Place.  This is actually a bracket we filled out using the flip of a coin to make the picks.
  • “Chalk” finished in 665th Place.  This is a bracket we filled out picking all of the higher seeds – no exceptions.
  • President Obama is in 252nd Place.  (We entered his picks for him as he was too busy to respond to our invite.)

Gontram Architecture’s version of the traditional office pool is unique:

  • Our Pool is FREE – no money, no trouble with the authorities.
  • It’s open to anyone. (We don’t encourage folks under 18 yrs old to play, but we don’t object either.)  Two years ago, 6 of the top 10 finishers were still in elementary school!
  • While we are NOT giving away $1 Billion for the perfect bracket, we do have great prizes from great sponsors, including tablets for the top 3 finishers:
  • Microsoft Surface RT from Atlantec Engineers
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.0 from C.E. Ham Electric
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 from Gontram Architecture and G5 Design-Build
  • Roku3 from Harris Structural Design.
  • $100 Gift Card for Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse from Floorscape NC, Inc.
  • Apple iPod Shuffle from Ten Penny Construction, Inc.
  • NCAA Flags from WindDesigns – The Flag Shop.
  • T-shirts from Gontram Architecture
  • Horse’s Butt trophy for Last Place

NC Retail Merchants Association – 003

NCRMA:  Steel is staged and ready for installation.

NCRMA: Steel is staged and ready for installation.

Demolition work for the interior renovation project for the NC Retail Merchants Association is complete.  This substantial project in downtown Raleigh, NC is transitioning from the demolition phase to the construction phase.

With demo complete, wall framing will begin this week.

Footings have been poured for new columns which will support the 1600 sq. ft. infill area of the 2nd floor.  Steel has been delivered and will be installed today and tomorrow.  Once installed, floor framing work will begin.

Construction is slated to be complete by June 30th.  Because of the accelerated schedule, the design-build process made the most sense to NCRMA.  Gontram Architecture and Ten Penny Construction have once again teamed up for this unique Design-Build opportunity.  As a single-source delivery method, we control budget and schedule, taking a lot of the usual Owner-associated worry out of the project.

Demolition is complete.

Demolition is complete.

NCRMA:  Steel delivery

NCRMA: Steel delivery

UConn vs. Kentucky! Gontram Architecture’s Pool nearing the end!

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I see basketballs! The Madness is underway!

UConn vs. Kentucky.  One more game in the 2013-2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball season.  That also means that Gontram Architecture’s 17th Annual NCAA Basketball Pool is coming to an end!

Dennis Burns (Raleigh, NC) maintains his grip on 1st Place.  He has maxed out his points, so only those that picked Kentucky can unseat him.

Ben Ho (Charlotte, NC) follows in 2nd Place.  Jenifer Gold (Raleigh, NC) is close behind in 3rd.

As recently announced, we already have a “winner” in the pool.  Sam Rusak, Jr. (Raleigh, NC) has clinched Last Place.  Congratulations, Sam!  You get the butt!

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Take note of a few things when looking at our reports:

  • The “Player Scenarios” report shows the best you can do, the worst you can do, and who to root for.
  • “Coin Flip” is in 1,128th Place.  This is actually a bracket we filled out using the flip of a coin to make the picks.
  • “Chalk” is in 643rd Place.  This is a bracket we filled out picking all of the higher seeds – no exceptions.
  • President Obama is in 240th Place.  (We entered his picks for him as he was too busy to respond to our invite.)

Gontram Architecture’s version of the traditional office pool is unique:

  • Our Pool is FREE – no money, no trouble with the authorities.
  • It’s open to anyone. (We don’t encourage folks under 18 yrs old to play, but we don’t object either.)  Two years ago, 6 of the top 10 finishers were still in elementary school!
  • While we are NOT giving away $1 Billion for the perfect bracket, we do have great prizes from great sponsors, including tablets for the top 3 finishers:
  • Microsoft Surface RT from Atlantec Engineers
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.0 from C.E. Ham Electric
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 from Gontram Architecture and G5 Design-Build
  • Roku3 from Harris Structural Design.
  • $100 Gift Card for Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse from Floorscape NC, Inc.
  • Apple iPod Shuffle from Ten Penny Construction, Inc.
  • NCAA Flags from WindDesigns – The Flag Shop.
  • T-shirts from Gontram Architecture
  • Horse’s Butt trophy for Last Place

Final 4 is set! Gontram Architecture’s Pool nearing the end!

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I see basketballs! The Madness is underway!

The “Final 4″ is set with Florida, Wisconsin, UConn and Kentucky.  That also means that Gontram Architecture’s 17th Annual NCAA Basketball Pool is coming to an end!

Gontram Architecture’s Dennis Burns (Raleigh, NC) jumps into 1st Place. Other participants need not be concerned, however, as employees of Gontram Architecture are not eligible to win a prize.  However, since Dennis has an uber-cool boss, he will receive an equivalent prize if he places.  Given he has already maxed out his points, 1st place will be pretty difficult.

Sean Icenhour (Phoenix, AZ) follows in 1st Place.  Logan Culbreth (Wilmington, NC) is close behind in 3rd.

As recently announced, we already have a “winner” in the pool.  Sam Rusak, Jr. (Raleigh, NC) has clinched Last Place.  Congratulations, Sam!  You get the butt!

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Take note of a few things when looking at our reports:

  • The “Player Scenarios” report shows the best you can do, the worst you can do, and who to root for.
  • “Coin Flip” is in 1,128th Place.  This is actually a bracket we filled out using the flip of a coin to make the picks.
  • “Chalk” is in 643rd Place.  This is a bracket we filled out picking all of the higher seeds – no exceptions.
  • President Obama is in 237th Place.  (We entered his picks for him as he was too busy to respond to our invite.)

Gontram Architecture’s version of the traditional office pool is unique:

  • Our Pool is FREE – no money, no trouble with the authorities.
  • It’s open to anyone. (We don’t encourage folks under 18 yrs old to play, but we don’t object either.)  Two years ago, 6 of the top 10 finishers were still in elementary school!
  • While we are NOT giving away $1 Billion for the perfect bracket, we do have great prizes from great sponsors, including tablets for the top 3 finishers:
  • Microsoft Surface RT from Atlantec Engineers
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.0 from C.E. Ham Electric
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 from Gontram Architecture and G5 Design-Build
  • Roku3 from Harris Structural Design.
  • $100 Gift Card for Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse from Floorscape NC, Inc.
  • Apple iPod Shuffle from Ten Penny Construction, Inc.
  • NCAA Flags from WindDesigns – The Flag Shop.
  • T-shirts from Gontram Architecture
  • Horse’s Butt trophy for Last Place

Sweet 16 Complete! Gontram Architecture’s Pool Tightening Up!

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I see basketballs! The Madness is underway!

The “Sweet 16″ is complete and Gontram Architecture’s 17th Annual NCAA Basketball Pool is tightening up at the top!

1st and 2nd are unchanged:  Currently, Sean Icenhour (Phoenix, AZ) leads the way in 1st Place.  Logan Culbreth (Wilmington, NC) is close behind in 2nd.

Gontram Architecture’s Dennis Burns jumped 105 places overnight to land in 5th Place.  Other participants need not be concerned, however, as employees of Gontram Architecture are not eligible to win a prize.  However, since Dennis has an uber-cool boss, he will receive an equivalent prize if he places.

As recently announced, we already have a “winner” in the pool.  Sam Rusak, Jr. (Raleigh, NC) has clinched Last Place.  Congratulations, Sam!  You get the butt!GANCAAgif

Take note of a few things when looking at our reports:

  • The “Player Scenarios” report is new to this round, and shows the best you can do, the worst you can do, and who to root for.
  • “Coin Flip” is in 1,124th Place.  This is actually a bracket we filled out using the flip of a coin to make the picks.
  • “Chalk” is in 632nd Place.  This is a bracket we filled out picking all of the higher seeds – no exceptions.
  • President Obama is in 214th Place.  (We entered his picks for him as he was too busy to respond to our invite.)

Gontram Architecture’s version of the traditional office pool is unique:

  • Our Pool is FREE – no money, no trouble with the authorities.
  • It’s open to anyone. (We don’t encourage folks under 18 yrs old to play, but we don’t object either.)  Two years ago, 6 of the top 10 finishers were still in elementary school!
  • While we are NOT giving away $1 Billion for the perfect bracket, we do have great prizes from great sponsors, including tablets for the top 3 finishers:
  • Microsoft Surface RT from Atlantec Engineers
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.0 from C.E. Ham Electric
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 from Gontram Architecture and G5 Design-Build
  • Roku3 from Harris Structural Design.
  • $100 Gift Card for Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse from Floorscape NC, Inc.
  • Apple iPod Shuffle from Ten Penny Construction, Inc.
  • NCAA Flags from WindDesigns – The Flag Shop.
  • T-shirts from Gontram Architecture
  • Horse’s Butt trophy for Last Place