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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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The First Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) Panels Go Up

September 17, 2011 - The last major construction item on the epic Creative Co-Op is the trim work on the exterior of the building. We got almost 50% of the Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) panels built and applied this week - and they look great! In the last blog post we took a look at how the panels were fabricated, so this post will focus on the east wall and application of those panels. The panels we are using are manufactured by the Mitsubishi Company under the trade name ALPOLIC. Aluminum and…

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Work Begins on the 3D Sculpture Wall - Creating a Work of Art

September 10, 2011 - Well, we are down to the last major job on the building - the creation of a 3D sculpture wall on the east side (front) of the building. This wall will be made from a series of aluminum panels arranged in a pattern similar to a Mondrian painting. We wanted to make a statement on the front wall, and worked on literally dozens of patterns until we came up with one we all agreed was the winner. Before we go into more detail about the wall and the panels we are building for it, our…

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Painting - Deck Work -Cyc Wall and Landscaping

September 5, 2011 - With the record high temperatures through the month of August behind us (30 out of 31 days over 100 degrees F), the first week of September continued with much of the same. The good news was by the end of the week a cool front has (finally) broken through a stalled high that has made working outdoors miserable for most of the summer.  The work remaining on the building is now mainly decorative. This week we got most of the Cyc wall built, taped, floated and painted. Yesterday,…

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Cyclorama (Cyc) Wall Construction Continues - Landscaping - Garage Addition Added

August 28, 2011 - When the thermometer hit 109 degrees Fahrenheit, and the newscaster said "...we have just tied the highest temperature ever recorded in Houston", we knew it was time to call it a day. Fortunately, when the temperatures gets too hot to work outside, we have enough work to do inside to keep busy. And this week (like the last couple of weeks) the workers came in an hour early and left early as well in an attempt to beat the heat. Even so, we got the outside stairs installed,…

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