The smell of barbequed turkey and prime rib permeated the warehouse as employees and their families toured the new Engineering and Operations Buildings in anticipation of a special potluck celebration meal. This turn-key event comes after a year of construction. Most of the Engineering and Operations personnel relocated to their new “home” at 23999 Road L.4, Cortez, Colo. in July.
The corporate offices remain at 801 North Broadway, which is 1.8 miles from the E & O building.
The barbeque is in progress.
A new enclosed wash bay for the fleet.
A view of the fleet maintenance shop from the landing.
Garage filled up with Empire Electric’s fleet of trucks.
The entrance to the E&O offices.
Fleet Manager Steve Burch is proud of his new work space.
E & O Offices Sign
San Miguel Power put on a safety presentation for the employees and their families.
What a gorgeous day to visit the E&O building site! The sun is shining and warming the air to the mid-40s. There is a lot of subcontractor activities in progress both inside and outside three of the buildings with an array of different company vehicles coloring the parking lot.
January’s frigid temperatures have arrived with daytime highs below freezing for several weeks. Thankfully, some of the subcontractors are able to spend time working inside on framing inner walls, insulating and plumbing. The outside walls are up and enclosed on the mechanic’s shop and the Engineering and Operations building.
The weather is still cooperating and the construction is progressing nicely. The concrete work is nearly complete. The E & O building has outside walls, interior walls framed, and a rough-in of the utilities. All three of the remaining buildings have structural steel erected and some masonry work completed. The septic system is installed and the balance of the fencing is being installed. New trees line the southwestern border of the property.
Structural framework is near completion for the Engineering & Operations building.
The weather has been very cooperative during the preliminary building stages for the new facility. As of November 1st, stem walls and footers are poured for all four buildings: Engineering & Operations Building, Warehouse/Garage, Maintenance Shop and Garage. Three of the four concrete floors are poured and the fourth is scheduled for early in November. The structural steel for the Engineering and Operations building is nearing completion. Rough-in plumbing and HVAC work has started in the E&O building. The access roads and the small parking areas are paved.
Roatcap Fire started the morning of October 24, 2012, as seen from the Engineering and Operations site.
Roatcap Fire Heats up Celebration – Wednesday, October 24th was a very windy day. A special celebration was in progress around 11:30 a.m. at EEA’s Engineering and Operations site. The Topping Out Party, sponsored by FCI Constructors, Incorporated, highlighted a new, more visible phase for the E & O building; the placement of supporting metal framework and roof structure.
FCI provided a luncheon celebration at the new Engineering and Operations building site on Wednesday, October 24th. This special thank you was not only for Empire Electric Association board members and staff but for all of the subcontractors involved with the project. Troy Summers, FCI Project Manager and spokesman for this event, thanked EEA and other attendees before serving barbequed brats and hamburgers and all the fixings to the crowd. The American flag standing on top of the framed building (pictured below) is a FCI traditional gesture and will be presented to EEA when the building is completed.
There are many changes on site since my last visit. The most obvious is the addition of I-beams and structural hollow sections that form vertical frames and give the 9,300 ft² concrete slab some depth. These steel structures openly reach towards the sky as the future Engineering and Operations building passes into its next phase of development.