NC Retail Merchants Association – 009


Brick wall repair work nearing completion.

Brick wall repair work nearing completion.

The NC Retail Merchants Association project in downtown Raleigh, NC is within 5 weeks of completion.  That’s precious little time to complete a fairly complicated interior renovation within a 90-year old building that seems to spit out a surprise every other day.  But, that’s renovation work for you.

Repair work on a recently discovered and exposed brick wall (16″ thick) has completed.  It looks fantastic, and should be a real focal point for the main business floor of the NC Retail Merchants Association.  It hurt the schedule a bit, but was well worth it.

Barascope photo of space within wall.

Barascope photo of space within wall.

We sent a barascope into the walls to try to track down a few pesky rainwater leaks.  Found some interesting things, and some evidence of a vegetation penetration from years past, but will do some water testing next week to see if we can narrow it down.

Wood trim arrived this week and was installed quicker than stock could be delivered.  Hopefully, that work will catch up next week.

Painting, Ceiling grid, HVAC and Electrical work continued this week on both the 1st and 2nd floors.

Ceiling grid work is complete.  Painting is underway.

Ceiling grid work is complete. Painting is underway.

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.

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