BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The rain keeps coming, but work continues on the inside of the building when the weather puts a bit of a damper on just how much can be done on the outside in any given day. But when the weather is nice, workers are outside in full force, finishing up the masonry, roof, and other exterior items. 

The masonry, veneer, roof flashing, shingles and window installation should be complete in the entire building within a month or so, weather permitting. That will make the entire building weather-tight, so that interior work can move full-speed ahead. Currently, the West sector (closest to the DPW yard) is mostly complete on the outside; this area will house the library on the upper floors. Sheetrocking and paint is being done in this sector, along with framing and electrical lighting in the ceiling. The plan is to move from West to East, as the workers finishing the outside tighten up the building from the outside, in. 

Meanwhile, milling of the current Town Hall parking lot has started; wet dirt from the muni complex construction site will be moved here beginning next week, so that it can dry out over the next few months, to later be used as backfill for the new building. This is why the parking lot is fenced in. Thank you for your patience during this heavy construction period.

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Here’s this week’s video update as to progress made within the past week. 

For the week ending July 10, 2020 at the Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex project site, the following took place: 

  • EPIC and their subcontractors had an average daily manpower count of 49 workers. 
  • Force Concrete continued the brick and cast stone veneer at the north and south elevations. 
  • EUC placed underground storm piping, backfilled and compacted, removed sidewalk and curbing along Park Avenue, and prepped the existing parking lot for soil stockpile relocation. 
  • Industrial Cooling Corporation installed duct work and controls. 
  • Epic Interiors continued with drywall and insulation, taping and spackling, and corner bead, and began installing ballistic panels in the Police Department. 
  • Mehl Electric performed cabling, terminations, light fixtures, and AV boxes. 
  • All Ply Roofing resumed placement of roof shingles on the south side of the west sector, and worked on roof drains. 
  • Layout Inc. updated the survey on the west side. 
  • Artisans Showcase of Tile continued tiling the first-floor lavatories and began tile at the second-floor public rest rooms. 
  • The Fine Group started painting in the Library, west sector. 
  • Eighteen Glass began installation of the storefront partitions in the Library, center sector.