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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    They aren't in-ground hot tubs? What kind of amateur hour production is this?
    It could be the wine cellar and cigar lounge. I need a bigger phone before I can tell for sure.

    Did Waldens's End Zone Ultra Lounge make the final plan?



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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

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    Thanks. This is the first informed thoughts I have heard on the issue.
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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonefreak5 View Post
    The erection bid was just this afternoon. Looks like it came back another 1/4 million under budget.

    http://www.fpm.iastate.edu/planning/...2008-19-14.pdf
    I'm surprised there have been several bid packages with only a lone bidder. Especially structural steel you'd think US Erectors, Steel Erectors of Iowa, and others would want to get in on the erection bid.



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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

    I see the videoboard is operating right now.


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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

    How much of this construction of the SEZ can be done during this year's football season, without having to take down the current SEZ stands and scoreboard?



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    12 months to go and we finally get to see what we have been dreaming about for decades


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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    I'm surprised there have been several bid packages with only a lone bidder. Especially structural steel you'd think US Erectors, Steel Erectors of Iowa, and others would want to get in on the erection bid.
    I bet it's a real tight schedule with nasty LD clauses. I do agree that it's surprising to only see 1 bidder though.



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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sousaclone View Post
    I bet it's a real tight schedule with nasty LD clauses. I do agree that it's surprising to only see 1 bidder though.
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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

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    Well, that is quite definitive! I've driven by several times, but not seen (or not paid attention to) that sign. Thanks.



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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post


    At the risk of encouraging more comments like the one above, I dare ask why they need such a tall drilling device for this project. The rig looks to be about 30 feet tall. Are the foundation posts going to go that deep in the ground?



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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    At the risk of encouraging more comments like the one above, I dare ask why they need such a tall drilling device for this project. The rig looks to be about 30 feet tall. Are the foundation posts going to go that deep in the ground?
    I looked at the drawings last night from the FPM website, of which aren't there this morning, but I believe the piers are a minimum 40' deep with the rebar cage going down 30' and a center bar extending to the bottom of the pier.

    If you watch you video closely you can see what appears to be black lines along the top of the slope; these are the rebar cages that will be picked up by the crane and pushed down into the grouted pier. If you drive by during the day you will be able to see the crews tying the rebar cages to the South of the project in the parking lot.

    I can post pictures of similar work if you are all interested showing the rebar cage, drilling, test pier, etc.



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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    I looked at the drawings last night from the FPM website, of which aren't there this morning, but I believe the piers are a minimum 40' deep with the rebar cage going down 30' and a center bar extending to the bottom of the pier.

    If you watch you video closely you can see what appears to be black lines along the top of the slope; these are the rebar cages that will be picked up by the crane and pushed down into the grouted pier. If you drive by during the day you will be able to see the crews tying the rebar cages to the South of the project in the parking lot.

    I can post pictures of similar work if you are all interested showing the rebar cage, drilling, test pier, etc.
    Yes, please.



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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sousaclone View Post
    I bet it's a real tight schedule with nasty LD clauses. I do agree that it's surprising to only see 1 bidder though.
    Then you factor that into your bid, typically you have a risk "adder" into your bid calculator. I've been involved in enough public RFPs to know these bids must be written for certain contractors specifically, which is why everybody else is saying "fck it". There are a lot of things you can add into bids to exclude people.

    The fact that the Weitz company is always the general on these projects also sends up a red flag--there is no way on earth they automatically do the best job for the best price on every single project that ISU AD does.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudonym View Post
    Then you factor that into your bid, typically you have a risk "adder" into your bid calculator. I've been involved in enough public RFPs to know these bids must be written for certain contractors specifically, which is why everybody else is saying "fck it". There are a lot of things you can add into bids to exclude people.

    The fact that the Weitz company is always the general on these projects also sends up a red flag--there is no way on earth they automatically do the best job for the best price on every single project that ISU AD does.

    I'm guessing the fact that recently everything is done on time and under budget is the reason they keep Weitz for projects.


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    Re: JTS construction webcam?

    Quote Originally Posted by bellzisu View Post
    I'm guessing the fact that recently everything is done on time and under budget is the reason they keep Weitz for projects.
    Either that or someone goes home satisfied after certain discussions. You know the rhyme, it's not what you know...


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