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Planned Parenthood Exterior Wall Framing and Sheathing

October 26, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

The Planned Parenthood site is well underway with exterior wall stud framing. The crews have started to install sheathing the ground-level and the northern sections of the walls with glass-mat sheathing panels. Roofing tiles are being installed on the hipped-roof section, and I bet there’s probably a membrane going up on the flat roof (the entryway flat roof has a layer already). As you can see from the renders, the long, open horizontal wall sections on the southern and eastern sides will be filled-in with windows.





Planned Parenthood Major Structural Work Complete

October 11, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

The Planned Parenthood site looks about the same as last week, with nearly all of the major structural work complete. The steel post columns on the exterior edges are all in place, so we should probably see a big delivery of metal studded wall panels to form the exterior walls, but the floor decks would be poured with concrete first (although it’s hard to get a good view of anything above the ground level).





Planned Parenthood, Definitely Not Slowing Down

October 2, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes’ project has way more structural steel up (basically the whole building envelope), as well as corrugated steel decking for floors and roof sheathing. The north-west steel stair ramp is making its way around the concrete elevator tower that was poured just a few weeks ago. I haven’t been able to swing by during the day to see what kind of crew they’ve got, but the gross majority of this steel framing work has been completed in about two weeks flat. Pretty impressive stuff.





Planned Parenthood Steel Structure Assembly

September 25, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

The Planned Parenthood site is showing great progress: the concrete forms have been removed on both the stair and elevator towers, and we’ve got two stories of structural steel beam assemblies, anchored on the concrete foundation sections and footer blocks. As you can see from the rendered plans below, the stair tower will be going up another story for roof access, and the steel beam section with the angled tops will be supporting the hipped-roof western portion of the building. The structure will be extending further north from what we see now to fill-out the rest of the hipped roof section and flat roof section, which will be developed just past the stair tower.





Planned Parenthood Two Towers and Foundation Walls

September 16, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

The elevator tower and stair tower have been formed (and possibly poured.. hard to tell) another level up, and the foundation walls have been wrapped in rigid insulation foam almost all the way around and covered back up with soil. There’s probably also some gravel fill and a footer drain pipe running around the base of the foundation walls as well. The concrete pads look like they’re intended to provide for structural support, and the rest of the interior space will likely be covered in rigid insulation, then poured as a slab.


Planned Parenthood: Foundation Pours, Stair & Elevator Towers Begin

September 5, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

The Planned Parenthood site is showing what looks like complete foundation walls, and now the stair and elevator towers are being formed for pouring concrete, rather than stacking with blocks. The drilling rig seen previously looks to have possibly drilled for the pipes sticking out of the ground off to the west in the first shot here, but I’m still not sure what they’re for, since the drill rig was quite enormous. Nice to see the pace pickup here as the constant rain of a few weeks ago has ebbed for a while.


Planned Parenthood Pouring Foundation Walls

August 26, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

The Planned Parenthood site has begun pouring the foundation walls that began formation late last month, and if the rain holds for a while, will probably finish this out soon. The neighboring site, Iacovelli Apartments indicated that poor soil quality contributed to their decision to pour a foundation that finishes above grade, but it doesn’t look like this site will go that route. Here’s the final design by Chiang O’Brien Architects, posted back in May: Planned Parenthood Site Plans



Planned Parenthood Footer Forms

August 14, 2013 // by Jason Henderson


Planned Parenthood’s footer forms are taking shape, the southern and eastern sections look complete, and the northern and western sections have been dug out. There are stacks of form panels on-site, so once the remaining forms are in place, we should see some concrete trucks out here.

Planned Parenthood Site Photos

July 24, 2013 // by Jason Henderson

We’ve got some footer forms and rebar cages for the building’s foundation here. Definitely makes the site look bigger for some reason. This was primarily done in the past 10 days, and will probably continue for another few weeks, then concrete pouring once the weather cooperates. This is probably going to be either a supported or floating slab foundation; see diagram below for some example cross-sections.