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Recycling and Project Clean Up Begins

November 20, 2011 - This week we turned our attention to cleaning up the site, and even made a little money taking some of the iron scrap to the recycling yard in Houston. We also talked with a prospective tenant for units 9 & 10, and decided to build out one interior room for the unit. This required that we clean up and organize the materials left over from the build. Throughout the project, when we cut out walls it resulted in drops from the corten steel. We also had drops from the tubing and…

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Getting the epic Creative Co-Op ready for Leasing

November 13, 2011 - We are making great progress on checking off the items on our punch list, and this week we worked on organizing the building. Now that we have a concrete floor under the ramp, we were able to move the Silver Rock utility trailer out of the studio and into this secure area. We also cleaned up in and around the building, getting our tools and materials organized. It is important from time to time, to stop and organize the site. Soon, we will start to formally show the building and…

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My EPIC Internship - Marta Rippetoe

November 11, 2011 – I started out my internship here at epic like I figured most people would at any other internship, cautious with nothing really to work on or do. Within the first day of my internship that changed. Unlike some interns who go and make copies or get lunch for everyone in the office for the entirety of their internship, I actually worked on meaningful tasks which helped me progress in both work know-how and familiarity with the field I want to pursue later in my life.…

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Concrete Added to Sidewalks, Outdoor Kitchen, and Ramp Storage Area

November 06, 2011 - Try as we might during the planning stage, there were a number of things we had to fix once the building was built. One of those items was the amount of flatwork needed around the building. Flatwork includes concrete walks, driveways, patios, and floors for the storage shed. This week we poured another 9 yards of Redimix concrete to places we came up short on when we did our initial pours in August. For example, ADA codes required a 36 inch sidewalk around the building. We made…

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Enjoying the epic Creative-Co-Op - A Sneak Peak at the Future

October 30, 2011 - This week the weather turned great and it was nice enough for Scott of Silver Rock to take his computer outdoors and do his work from a second floor deck. Part of the dream of this building is for creative people to work in ways that are not possible in conventional/traditional office buildings. There are several private decks around the building along with one very public meeting area. And work continued on that public area with the summer kitchen build out. The framing work was…

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Working Through Our Project Punch List - 3 Pages of Details!

October 24, 2011 - This week we revised the punch-list of things we need to do for the construction of the project to come to an end, and the good news is we are down to 3 pages of relatively minor items. Most of the things on the list are from the outside of the building - trim, painting, deck and ramp coating, summer kitchen, and some flat work (concrete walk extensions). One item that was nice to check off was the large picnic table we built between the epic studio and the Creative Co-Op.…

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Progress on Landscaping, Trim, Picnic Table and Tiki Bar Area

October 16, 2011 - We continued our work this week by adding exterior trim, getting the picnic table and benches ready to be tiled and putting in some plants in the first phase of landscaping the property. We have also had several folks interested in leasing the space (even though we have not advertised it anywhere to date!). We began work this week by taking up the 3/4" exterior plywood outside the 2nd floor of the Silver Rock Deck. Silver Rock wanted something special there, and we installed…

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epic Delivers 3D Fly Through Animation for Westbury Christian Sports Complex Capital Campaign

October 14, 2011 - Imagine a private high school trying to raise over 7 million dollars for a new sports complex in today's economy. Talk about a challenge! How do you help sponsors, alumni, families and friends understand your vision for converting a run down YMCA facility into a state-of-the-art athletic facility? This is the task given to Silver Rock Productions for their client, Westbury Christian, a private school in southwest Houston. Silver Rock was charged with creating a video for a…

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