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    Practice Facility

    Anyone been by there and care to report on progress? I was hoping they would put a webcam up so us out-of-towners could take a look every once in a while. Thanks in advance.



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    Re: Practice Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHelgo View Post
    Anyone been by there and care to report on progress? I was hoping they would put a webcam up so us out-of-towners could take a look every once in a while. Thanks in advance.
    From what I've seen, there is nothing to see.



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    Just dirt moved so far. I wouldn't expect a webcam since ISU isn't in charge of building it.


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    Re: Practice Facility

    They haven't done any site-work in the past 3 weeks. They may possibly be done with the site-work and I saw a survey crew out there Monday setting stakes so it's a step in the right direction. I would think they would want to get going on pouring footings and slab on grade before it gets too cold out.



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    Re: Practice Facility

    I live real close to it so I'll try to post photos periodically to show the progress. But scottie and bmuff are right, it's just been earthwork so far.

    I walked right by Dickson Jensen at the football game and thought about asking him when we would see something but he was talking to someone else at the time.


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    The construction happening for Cyclones Athletics this next year. New east concourse, new BB practice facility, renovating old BB offices into a club section. I'm I missing something? What an exciting time for ISU.



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    Fantastic time for ISU...now if we get the W's to start rolling in...we will really have something to talk about



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    Re: Practice Facility

    anything other than grading yet?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dinger View Post
    anything other than grading yet?
    Yes...Surveyors have been out there this past week putting of stakes for foundations to be excavated. Earlier this week the mobilized a track excavator, track front-end loader, track excavator with vibrator out there. Those pieces of equipment are going to be used for your excavation of footings. I would expect them to be started early next week after the rain we got early this week. Shouldn't be too many footings to excavate and pour but I would assume they don't want their equipment sitting out there for more than a week losing money. Anytime you have equipment on the job and it's not running, you are losing some pretty good bank.



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    Re: Practice Facility

    You would thing you would see the outside shell up before the real winter kicks in.



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    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    You would thing you would see the outside shell up before the real winter kicks in.
    You'd think so. It's much easier, quicker and hence - cheaper to build in better weather.

    Is there enough construction going on in the Ames area that they haven't been able to commit resources to this project yet? Wonder why there's been such a layoff?



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    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    You would thing you would see the outside shell up before the real winter kicks in.
    Yeah, if it was cast in place concrete I could see a problem as well as masonry because you can't lay that under a certain temp. even with wind barrier. If they are putting up pre-cast panels this isn't a problem as those are easily put up whether cold or not. I wish I could see the drawings of the building. It'd be interesting to see their approach on such project.



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    Re: Practice Facility

    youre just talking the above grade right? its not possible to build with precast foundations...is it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dinger View Post
    youre just talking the above grade right? its not possible to build with precast foundations...is it?
    I have never heard of precast footings. All footings I have heard of are formed and poured or they are excavated and poured. The precast we are talking about are the exterior walls of the structure. These are made in a factory and shipped to the site and put up via a crane. These are real easy to install and quick. As long as all the foundations are done before the ground freezes we'll be good to go. The worse part about doing earthwork in the winter is busting the frost out of the ground. They should be easily done with footings before the ground freezes



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    Thanks for the updates Scottie



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