BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For the week ending June 26, 2020 at the Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex project site, the exterior façade of the building is now making quick progress. Masonry on the outside of the building is almost complete on the South and West sides of the building, the shingles are on the roof in the West sector, and are continuing toward the East. Roofers were on site Saturday, June 27th to continue work on the roof. Windows are installed in about 50 percent of the building in total, excluding the two main “curtain walls” of windows on the South side of the building. The developer (EPIC), project manager (Mast)pdf, architect (arcari & iovio) and Township continue to meet at least weekly to resolve any open items and keep progress moving. 

Meanwhile, the current Town Hall and Police parking lot is now closed to the public. Fencing has been set up so that piles of wet dirt currently on the municipal complex site may be moved to the parking lot to dry out over the next few months, then later be used as backfill for the new building. Because few residents are commuting to the city due to COVID and it’s now summer, there is plenty of parking in the commuter lot on the opposite side of the train tracks. 

Video filmed, Friday, June 26, focuses near the West sector and main entrance.

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The following took place this last week on the construction site: 

  • EPIC and their subcontractors had an average daily manpower count of 59 workers. 
  • Force Concrete continued the brick and cast stone veneer at the north and south elevations. 
  • EUC completed installing the water lines to the building, and performed backfill, compaction, and grading on the west side in preparation for curbs and light poles bases. 
  • Industrial Cooling Corporation placed duct work, piping, valves, and controls. 
  • Epic Interiors continued framing and window installation, and began installation of insulation, drywall, and cement board. 
  • Mehl Electric performed rough-ins, cabling, and terminations, and installed cable trays and light fixtures. 
  • All Ply Roofing placed roof shingles on the north and south side of the west sector. 
  • Eighteen Glass stared installation of the frames for the glass curtain wall on the south side. 
  • Challenger Fence placed temporary fencing around the main municipal parking lot to prepare for it becoming a holding area to spread and dry soils for Phase 2. 
  • JCP&L set the electric meter, and Verizon pulled fiber optic cable to the lower level electrical room. 

Please check the Township’s website here for regular municipal complex updates.