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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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Trim Detail Work Continues on the epic Creative Co-Op

October 9, 2011 - It is amazing how some simple trim around the exterior of the building can make such a difference in how it looks. Each piece of trim has to be carefully cut, routed, bent, fabricated and installed. It is time consuming work that has to be done with precision, but it is well worth the effort. Other work we accomplished included getting the picnic table and benches installed, and we used the skid steer to move and shape the dirt around the building. On Sunday we got some very badly…

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Building Trim Works Begins and Work Continues on the Picnic Table.

October 2, 2011 - By the end of the week, we put the last aluminum panel on the front wall of the building and it came out awesome! During the construction of the wall, we did a time lapse so you can watch the wall take shape over the two weeks it took to build. We have some editing work to do on those photos, and as soon as they are ready, we will post them to this blog. With the big 3D wall out of the way, we turned our attention to the trim work on the building, and the large picnic table that…

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ACM Work Continues on East Wall, on the Large Picnic Table, and Dirt Work Around the building

September 25, 2011 - We made great progress on the 3D ACM (Aluminum Composite Material) wall this week, and only have a couple of panels to go to finish the entire east wall. Each of these boxes has to be carefully measured, scored, folded, and held together using corner clips. The box then has to be installed on the wall exactly 3/4 of an inch from the panels all around it. What makes it really challenging is the east wall of the building is not perfectly straight. As the wood used for the walls…

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