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AC Units Installed - Kitchen Cabinets Installed - Wallboard and Electrical Work Continue

May 15, 2011 - The big news this week was the installation of the two, 5 ton AC units on the roof of the building, and getting started on the kitchen in the Silver Rock unit. We also got all of the wallboard installed (except for the ceiling in the video production room), and second layer of mud on the walls that were taped and floated last week. We picked up a load of steel for the ADA ramp and got a close out inventory of Italian ceramic tile delivered to the epic Creative Co-Op at a great price.…

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Work Continues on Sheetrocking, Electrical, and a New Balcony is Added

May 8, 2011 - This week we got much of the wallboard up, and by Friday we are about 20 sheets short of having all the walls done. We still have our work cut out with the most demanding wallboard job ahead of us - the ceiling of the video production room. We will have to rent a scissors lift to safely get the 50 or so 4' x 8' sheets of 5/8 inch wallboard affixed to the ceiling. Each sheet weighs over 70 pounds. Once the ceiling is in place, we can have ComforTemp back to blow in the insulation…

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The Ultimate Experience - My Epic Internship

 May 5, 2011 – While approaching graduation for the Digital Communication Program at Houston Community College, I was required to obtain an internship in the field of multimedia. Epic software group was my top choice for a multimedia internship. My research of epic's company profile, combined with references from several top multimedia designers made it the ideal place for an internship. After hearing about the stories and uninspiring experiences from fellow students about their internships…

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Insulating and Wallboarding the Video Production Studio

May 1, 2011 -This week the crew from ComforTemp returned and finished blowing cellulose insulation into all the walls of the studio. They will be back next week to add cellulose to the attic (as soon as we get the ceiling up in the video production studio). We also got most of the wallboard up on all the container walls. Most walls have been taped and floated at least once, but a second layer will be added next week.  We also got started on installing wallboard in the video production studio.…

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Oil Industry Converges on Houston at Annual Offshore Technology Conference

April 28, 2011 - Houston is the place to be, at least if you're in the oil and gas industry. The Offshore Technology Conference sets its' sites on Houston the week of May 2nd. Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. The OTC attracts over 60,000 visitors and 2,000 exhibitors each year. One of…

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Hanging Wallboard - Tape & Float and Working With Aluminum Composite Material

April 23, 2011 - For a project like the epic Creative Co-Op, you try to plan for as much as possible in advance, but when something unplanned that is good comes along you would be foolish not to include it to the project. That kind of serendipity happened to us a couple of months ago when we met Chris Larimore, president of Grupo Daissa. Although the company is headquartered in Mexico, and does much of its' business in South America, Chris lives a short distance from our studio. Chris had been…

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Decking and Firestopping Installed, Plumbing, Electrical and Welding Continue

April 17, 2011 - With the exterior painting behind us, we turned our attention to getting everything ready for the insulation crew from ComforTemp.  Many of the questions we've had over the past several months had to do with our plans for insulating the epic Creative Co-Op, so we have created a separate blog entry just for that purpose.  Running wires and pipes are relatively easy to install when there is no insulation in the walls. Once insulation is added to the wall cavities,…

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Creative Co-Op Insulated Using Spray Foam and Cellulose from ComforTemp

April 15, 2011 - This week the folks from ComforTemp came to the job site and insulated 9 of the 11 containers. Over the past year we interviewed almost a dozen companies trying to determine what kind of insulation system we would use, and who we would choose to install it.  Last week we selected ComforTemp after several meetings with Paul Adamoli the General Manager. We were most impressed with the questions he asked and his ideas on how to provide the best building envelope at the lowest cost.…

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