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epic Creative Co-Op Receives ADA Approval - Exterior Aluminum Composite Panel Work Continues

August 21, 2011- The record for consecutive days of temperatures exceeding 100 degrees for Houston was set in 1980 at 21. Yesterday, we broke that record, and this has been a summer we won't soon forget. Our building workers continued to install the Aluminum Composite Panels on the roof walls 20-30 feet in the air with temperatures sometimes as high as 105 degrees, and little or no wind.  The good news is the last of the roof panels went up on Tuesday, so another big job is checked off the…

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Decorative Roof Panels Go Up - Silver Rock Moves In - Work Continues on ADA Ramp

August 14, 2011 - We made great progress this week on the last remaining major job on the project - the installation of the Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) Panels. We also worked on adding some side walls to the ADA ramp, installing the metal handrails, and sealing the plywood decks. Silver Rock Productions moved in, and even did a video shoot in the studio which still looks more like a workshop than a production studio. The heat also made news this week as well. The record for Houston for…

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My Epic Internship

 August 10, 2011 – I found epic while job searching last summer and have been in touch with Vic (the Owner) off and on ever since. I was still in school when I applied so he suggested an internship when it came closer to my graduation. This summer came around and I am one semester from graduating, a great time for an internship. My Internship started very smoothly. Vic and the others here always made me feel at home and the environment and work ethic are second to none. They were patient…

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Work Begins on Exterior Aluminum Panels - ADA Ramp Walls, and Interior Trim

August 5, 2011 - Our awesome news this week came with the return of the Montgomery County Fire Marshal and his follow-up inspection of the building. His second visit took only ten minutes and we passed with flying colors! We had five items to complete (exit signage, installing six automatic door closers, Knox box keys, weather sealing the studio doors, and installing several outlet cover plates), and all were made to his satisfaction. We now have a Certificate of Completion, and with it, our tenant,…

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Fire Marshal Inspects Building - Carpet Installed - Trim Work Continues

July 30, 2010 - This week we had the Fire Marshal come to the job site for his inspection - and all went well. He toured the building and we had five minor things we needed to correct. They included automatic door closers on all exit doors, weather-stripping around the large studio door, mounting the address signs on the building, installing some missing outlet covers, and adding some signs to the exit doors. We got all of the items corrected, and next week we should have our Certificate of Occupancy.…

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Creative Co-Op Receives Engineering Approval - Safety & Fire Equipment Installed

July 24, 2011 - The epic Creative Co-Op passed a huge milestone this week with the final inspection and approval by Ron Saikowski, our project engineer. A couple of weeks ago Ron visited the building and we went through it inch by inch. Ron gave us a list of things we needed to do before he would sign a form required by the Fire Marshall needed to request their inspection. On Friday, July 23, we again walked the building with Ron and we pointed out to him where each and every one of the items…

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Oak Moldings, Fire Safety Equipment, Cyc Wall Construction, and Our First Photo Shoot in The Studio

July 17, 2011 - We started the week by updating and posting a check list of all the work remaining on the project. This 4 page sheet was divided into A, B and C list items. We need to get all of the A items on the list done before we can call our engineer back to sign off on the job. Once he signs off on it, we will send the sealed document to the Fire Marshall's office and set a time for them to come by for a review. The A items on the list include a number of safety code requirements (hand…

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Tile Completed, Counter Tops Installed, Painting and Finish Work Continue

July 10, 2011 - With most of the heavy lifting out of the way, we turned our attention to completing the installation of the floor tiles, installing the laminate counter tops, painting several walls and ceilings, installing the toilets and we even took some time to visit two of our vendor companies. By far, the most exciting work was getting the laminate counter tops installed in the kitchens and bathrooms. If you have not used laminate in a while, you might be surprised by the number of new styles…

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