PROJECT:    North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  30
                         Mercer County Courthouse
                         Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE   October 5, 1999   TIME   10:00 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING   Silvio Diliscia - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                John Ferris - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                Shawn Litrun - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                Tom Auel - Arcon Specialties
                                                Doug Wallace - Wallace Builders
                                                Denny Salmon - Wallace Builders
                                                Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

WEST PORTICO

  • We all met at the jobsite to begin the Miracote on the columns. The weather was too cold so they had to wait until the sun warmed things up a bit hopefully by noon the work would start.
  • Wallace Builders, Lou DeJulia and Bob Mastriana coordinated the memorial garden installation and they will pour the walks and foundation next week. when they pour the north portico slab.
  • The pigeons have not returned, Lou will monitor the situation if we still need the beam ledge addressed.
  • Keystone will finish the stone repair, repainting, and sealing Wednesday of the foundation and steps as the Columns are being finished.

NORTH PORTICO

  • The remaining exterior scaffolding has been removed as of last Friday.
  • Demolition of the concrete slab is progressing - 2 out of the 3 bays are completely removed and debris cleaned. The final bay should be demolished by Friday.
  • Steel will be installed Monday and Tuesday and Wallace will pour the new concrete slab on Wednesday.
  • Keystone will Start next Thursday finishing their work on the North portico foundation and steps.

ITEMS TO VERIFY

  • The next meeting is Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 10:00 a.m.

   
   

PROJECT:   North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  31
                        Mercer County Courthouse
                        Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE   October 12, 1999   TIME  10:00 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING    Gene Brenneman - Commissioner
                                                 Jerry Johnson - Chairman of Courthouse Restoration Committee
                                                 Shawn Litrun - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                 Doug Wallace - Wallace Builders
                                                 Denny Salmon - Wallace Builders
                                                 Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                 Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

GENERAL

  • Commissioner Brenneman was given a personal tour and update of the progress of the construction.

WEST PORTICO

  • The Miracote on the columns and piers are completed. The appearance of the columns improves each day as the Miracote dries and lightens. If they dry as the Miracote coated foundation pier caps have, they should blend seamlessly with the original stone.
  • Keystone completed the power washing of the portico steps and will Miracote them weather permitting with in the week.
  • With tile new concrete slab completed and the grouting of the foundation, the stones are finally drying out and their appearance is much improved. However, there is a rust line from the old electrical conduit that still needs addressed.  Denny said he would take care of it.
  • The concrete slab has two more weeks to cure prior to installing the waterproof membrane and ceramic tile.
  • Keystone requested item #4 of the September 14, 1999 job meeting minutes be corrected to read as follows: As a result of delays caused by the plasterers, Keystone wasn't able to seal tile upper balustrades so thee dismantling of the scaffold is being delayed a few days.
  • Keystone has installed tile sloped beam ledge on the interior back wall for pigeon control since the pigeons are still trying to roost there.
  • Wallace will touch-up paint tile decorative metal post lamp bases when they paint tile railings due to the Miracote coating.

NORTH PORTICO

  • Demolition was completed last week, tile metal deck, beams and reinforcing rods will be completed on Wednesday and Wallace Builders will pour tile concrete slab on Thursday.
  • Excavation has begun for tile foundations and walks for tile memorial gardens and the sidewalks will be poured Thursday with the portico slab.
  • The painters will do a color sample for tile window trim for approval within tile next few days.
  • The stone restoration on tile entire portico looks excellent overall as it dries. However, there are a couple of minor areas that still need touched up - tar on the interior balustrade near tile ceiling area and tile two center column bases. Once those areas are fixed. the North portico will be a prime example of how tile rest of tile exterior of tile courthouse will appear once it's restored.

ITEMS TO

  • The next meeting is Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 10:00 a.m.

   

PROJECT:     North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  32
                          Mercer County Courthouse
                          Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE   October 14, 1999   TIME  10:00 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING    Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                 Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

WEST PORTICO

  • The weather has been too cold in the evening to Miracote the steps, they will try to do it the first of the week, weather permitting.
  • Wallace Builders ground down the step edges in preparation for the Miracote and started to bring in topsoil for the planting beds.
  • Railings waterproof membrane, ceramic tile, and Miracotilng the steps are all that remain to complete the portico.
  • Bob Mastriana is working with Boe Korody, a lighting specialist, to provide a historic style chandelier for the portico ceiling and new globes to match for the historic lampposts.

NORTH PORTICO

  • The concrete slab has been completed and will now wait 30 days to cure prior to the waterproof membrane and tile installation.
  • Wallace Builders also poured the memorial garden sidewalks and foundation pier and will backfill after the forms are removed on Friday or Monday.
  • Jerry Johnson suggested, which Denny Salmon and Lou DeJulia coordinated, an electrical conduit on each side of the entrance for electrical service for amplification equipment, etc. for ceremonies and such.
  • With the completion of the gardens, the North portico will be an outstanding ceremonial area.

ITEMS TO VERIFY

  • The next meeting is Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 10:00 a.m.

   

PROJECT:           North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  33
                                Mercer County Courthouse
                                Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE  October 19, 1999  TIME  10:00 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING   Dean Alexander - Member of Courthouse Restoration Committee
                                                Doug Wallace - Wallace Builders
                                                Denny Salmon - Wallace Builders
                                                Rick Boggs - Chief Clerk
                                                Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

GENERAL

  • Change Order #3 for Wallace Builders regarding additional work for Keystone and reduction in work for Easley & Rivers totaling $3,200.00 was submitted to the Commissioners for approval.

WEST PORTICO

  • The weather has still been too cold to Miracote the steps, they will try to do it next week.

  • Keystone needs to complete the foundation work scaling and pointing the remaining stones prior to Miracoting the steps because the iron oxide is starting to bleed through a few of the stones again.

  • The concrete slab has approximately one more week to cure prior to the Sonneborn waterproof coating being installed. 

  • Federal Iron is fabricating the railings and hopes to install them the end of next week.

NORTH PORTICO

  • Wallace Builders ground down the steps and are awaiting the weather to warm up slightly so the steps can be Miracoted.

  • Wallace Builders provided the paint sample for the trim for approval. Bob Mastriana asked for two additional samples in satin finish because the semi-gloss finish lightened and reflected the color making it look white instead of stone beige. They will re-submit samples for the Thursday meeting.

  • The gardens arc backfilled except for the finish topsoil needed to dress them up prior to the plantings and decorative paving.

  • The concrete slab has three weeks left to cure.

ITEMS TO VERIFY

  • The next meeting is Tuesday, October 21, 1999 at 10:00 a.m.

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