Construction Update for the Week of April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

What’s happening at the Sierra Madre Villages construction site this week:

Paving at the new West Campus/Sierra Madre Court entrance is expected to finish around April 24th.  Once the road is completed traffic will be shifted to the new entrance.  We will notify residents of the new traffic pattern once it has been finalized.  Large tractors and associated noise can be expected.  There are not any road closures planned, but there may be temporary delays as equipment crosses the road. 

Goleta Water District will be performing a water shut off on Wednesday, April 23, to tie in the newly installed pipe along the back of the complex to the existing water line.  They will be providing temporary water service via a fire hydrant to minimize the disruption to residents.  Two 30-45 min interruptions in water service can be expected at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day  as the temporary water supply is connected and disconnected.  This work will make the water system more stable at West Campus, and more accessible in case of emergency.

Behind the construction fencing progress continues.  With the building slabs cured enough now, many Pre-Fabricated steel balcony structures are going up fast on the main site, proving the time saving efficiencies  and site construction noise minimization qualities of many components being fabricated offsite and dropped into place.   The interior wood walls are now going into place quickly on the north parcel building 7.   Most of these wall structure panels are also prefabricated offsite and dropped in place.  The prefab stud walls are made from 2x4s produced by laminating scrap wood in a kiln offsite. The process creates a 2x4s that are stronger and gain the project one full LEED green building point towards the GOLD certification.

All work this week should occur off of the main road, so no traffic detours are expected, however there will be large equipment and associated noise at times.  The road is also slightly more narrow than usual, so please exercise caution when driving, and always follow the posted one way signage.