Posted by: Michelle on July 24th, 2009
Wow. I missed a few weeks of seeing Kate Hilberg’s photos on the progress of Casa Chiara, and I almost missed all the construction. This is the time when the modular construction just sings. Things move fast, and the excitement grows.
Kate (Project Manager with Urban Ventures LLC on the Casa Chiara project) takes photos weekly at the factory and on the site. The Casa Chiara project is 8 townhouse units for an amazing group of women: The Sisters of St. Francis . This is phase 1 of the overall project of AriaDenver. .
This photo was taken on June 26. the overhead roof and ceiling are moving accross the factory and being set up top of the module.
On July 1, the formwork has been laid on the site and is getting ready for the foundation to be poured.
And on July 6 the concrete formwork is poured.
July 7, They are finalizing the formwork (and also double/triple checking to make sure everything is level for the modules).
Meanwhile, back at the factory on July 7, the first set of townhouse homes are having the drywall installed.
And on the same day, there is also insulation and sheathing being installed.
Close up of roof overhang framing, and overhead crane setting the roof down on the module.
On July 10, another unit is having the drywall finished. One of the beauties of having construction happening inside of a building is the homes can be built from the inside out. The drywall and interior can have crews working, while at the same time other crews are working on insulation and exterior detailing. With traditional site built construction that has to deal with the potential damage of weather, rain and sun, the exterior needs to be closed in before the interior can begin. So interior and exterior crews working at the same time are more seldom.
The next week is going to be another exciting one, as the first set of modules are getting ready to be shipped out at the end of next week. Stay tuned!