If you want to feel safer in the Berger Auditorium than you did before, take a look at all of these metal clips to a newer much hunkier piece of lumber at all the four corners.
And that’s not all.
These new dark metal threaded bars below are the holddowns being proposed on the outside to make sure the roof, the wall and structural posts will all be held together in a good shake. (We will take the price tags off before the paint!🤓)
Today Troy was meeting with the Berger structural engineer and the architect to get approval to adjust the four corner outside connections to suit field conditions. He is pointing to the multiple connections and explaining the adjustments needed so that the engineer can work out her calculations.
Below are the vertical galvanized metal posts set in place for the new deck.you can also see the new yellowish “belly band” of wood horizontally with metal flashings as needed to replace the raw exposed sheathing from the deck removal.
Below is the arrival of future irrigation lines (brown rolls) and more ductwork to replace the old that was not working.
New siding with vertical 1 x 4 vertical wood strips are going back to cover an area that had to be opened to add more structural support in the wall for the wider opening of the conference room to the main auditorium of the East Rec.
If you wonder how best to set tile and save your knees at the same time, the best illustration is below. The “horizontal” tiler is putting in the blue tile lanes markers.
WALL ART NEEDED!
Now-you have been patiently waiting to see a finished product at the East Rec…and you know we are making progress when we are starting to realize we have some big empty walls in the East Rec that are crying for some permanent art on the walls.
A jury of 3 judges who are not artists, but have dealt with obtaining art and hanging it artistically in rooms in buildings for decades have been selected to sort through any submissions of suggested art pieces for the East Rec that we receive by February 5th. Nothing has been selected yet.
We have 5 categories we are looking for and will consider.
STILL LIFE -no sample yet
PORTRAITS -no sample yet
So the Oakmont Art Association Club President, Phil Wilkinson sent out a call out last week to all of their club members to see if any of their Oakmont artist club members wishes to donate an art piece for permanent display at the East Rec interior.
Now we are asking ANY Oakmont resident who is an artist or owns a piece of art done by an Oakmonter to please send a photo of any art you may wish to be considered and tell us the measurement size of the art piece, and it will be considered by the art jury of 3 BY THE DEADLINE OF FEB. 5TH! Email it to Phil Wilkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will give you more info on the projected schedule next week.
I am getting excited now! It is going to be a fabulous place to have events and activities.
Iris F. Harrell
BCC Chair OVA
We are still all in this together…2019