Last Monday’s unexpected snow storm didn’t seem to slow down progress on the Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex. By the end of the week, the exterior sheathing was visible from most vantage points of the building. We continue to hope for good weather that will allow full construction to continue. The latest schedule given to the Township by EPIC, the builder, has the new building completed by the end of May. 

We are still working to incorporate the budget into the weekly updates. I appreciate your patience while we gather information together and create a format that is easily accessible for residents. In the mean time, we are taking every precaution in negotiating pricing where possible and eliminating unnecessary budget items or reusing items like some furniture pieces.

Below please see the update for the week ending December 6, 2019 at the Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex project site.

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All the best,

Mayor Angie Devanney

For the week ending December 6, 2019 at the Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex project site, the following took place:

• EPIC and their subcontractors had an average daily manpower count of 41 workers.

• Force Concrete resumed installation of CMU block at the sally port, detention area, Elevator Machine Room, Stair #3, and the demising wall between the east and center sectors on the Lower Level. Block work was completed at the Boiler Room and begun for the elevator shaft.

• Mehl Electric continued work on panels and boxes on the Lower Level, electrical rough-ins in the basement and the First Floor, and wire pulls and risers throughout.

• Industrial Cooling Corporation installed duct work throughout the Lower Level and began placing hydronic piping on the First Floor.

• AGP Plumbing continued installation of risers, sanitary piping, and vents on the Lower Level and the First Floor.

• Epic Interiors placed metal framing on the Lower Level, and continued installation of interior metal framing on the First Floor and exterior sheathing in all sectors on the north and south elevations.

• Allied Fire & Safety installed pipe hangers on the First Floor, and sprinkler pipe and seismic clips on the Lower Level.

• Hi Tech Steel returned to the site and began installation metal pan stairs for Stair #1.