We had repeatedly been promised “in 30 days” that we’d have the permanent power connection. As that hadn’t happened, Francisc arranged for a temporary contractor connection, which he though he could get in a few days.
Wrong again. It’s taken the last six weeks just to get that.
It’s not much to look at, but it’s critical to keep the project moving.
I guess we’re still just “30 days” away from having the permanent connection.
The report says the project is progressing well and that the work has been completed in accordance with standards. No surprise, as we’ve seen the pictures.
The report does contain a picture, the upper right one, we haven’t seen, of the construction of some interior walls on the ground floor.
Bigger news is that 8 days were lost to bad weather. That brings the cumulative count to 18 days, which would be added to the end of the project, if needed. This is significant only in that it extends the time before which the contractor has to pay daily penalties for lack of completion.
Kevin asked the Director of Works, the geometra Jimmy, to make a report at the end of each month.
Here’s why this report is important:
To make sure the director of works is frequently on site
To ensure he is FORMALLY reporting back on a monthly basis that all works are proceeding as per contract and as per applicable building codes to ensure certification at end of project
To make sure end-of-project certifications are a “formality” and not a point of confusion as the director of works will need only revert to his/her monthlies and other notes
To keep the builder on his toes knowing that every month there will be a document that reviews his prior month’s work
Progress on the project has been steady once they were able to resume work after the bad weather. I’d say we’re 2-3 weeks behind the original schedule, but they say they can make up the time. (See update below the report.)
Here’s the February report.
Today we received the Giorni Persi per Maltempo report. This “Days Lost due to Bad Weather” report says that they have lost 2 days to snow and 5 to rain. (These days would be added to the end of the contract term, if need be.) So we’re a little closer to on schedule than I estimated above.
After 3 weeks of holiday break and over 4 weeks of weather conditions that prevented work at the site, Francisc and his team got back at it. They had some of the rebar columns they had built off-site delivered and they prepared to attach them to the existing rebar.