Getting Dressed Up

As we move toward the project’s close, the building’s quality architectural details are coming to together well.


















Porches are getting ceilings, roofs and planters. Brick pavers have been added to the parking lot patio. Steel stair rails and the fire alarm are in place.

Design Elements Take Center Stage



















It seems the letter “P” has take over this week at the Preserve: Porches, Painting and Pergola parking lot. The New Orleans-style building is taking it’s final shape as we add featured porches and wrought iron accents. The back parking lot is coming together with the brick columns that will soon support arches of greenery.

Artist’s Vision is Close to Reality

The US Steel Realty building is looking more like it’s artist rendering. Paint has begun on the veranda side.

Brick work continues to progress at the gables and entrance arches.

As well as our electrical service area in place.

Drywall and finishes are progressing here on the second floor, and in the basement also.

Good Weather for Masonry Work (and in General)

These images show progress leading up to the elevated parking area and pergola as well as the work at the front of the building.

At the top of the steps, this brick facing arch will open to the patio.

Storm system continues (about 75% complete) along with the 100% completion of the grease traps system, shown below.


USS Real Estate Office Building Gets Brick

To compliment the beautiful natural surroundings of the Preserve, we are installing a pergola in the parking lot.

Masonry scaffolding is in place, as brick work moves higher up the building.

Elevator shaft framing is in progress, and fire-rated sheet rock has been placed.

Waterproofing  work continued, including the front porch area.

As seen from this street view of the project, great progress has been made on the exterior of the building.

Other milestones include:

  • Transformer pad installed.
  • Work beginning on parking lot across the street.
  • Concrete poured for parallel parking spaces.

Balance on Site: Creature Comforts and Fire Safety

The US Steel Real Estate building was designed to be light and bright inside, which means plenty of windows. Installation is nearing completion.

For temperature control and comfort, it’s important that we get the HVAC just right. Here roof top units are being set by crane. HVAC duct work installation on the second floor is near completion, as is refrigeration piping.

Safety of the completed structure is a top priority as we build. The new fire hydrant  has been installed outside, while fire sprinkler riser installation progresses on the interior.

Elsewhere onsite:

  • Electrical panel installation is in progress on 2nd floor
  • Doors with temporary door panels have been installed at the 1st floor
  • Radius Patio concrete slab completed
  • Waiting area ceiling is being framed on the 2nd floor

Developments Underground, Inside and on the Roof

The plumbing fittings are organized and ready to install.

Grease trap tanks are in place, and the connection to the building is in progress.

Concrete footing work for the parking lot retaining walls is coming along.

Metal decking and parapet brick installation is nearing completion on the gable roof.

Walls Take Shape

Framing is moving along, and we are starting to fill in with orient strand board (OSB) sheathing. This will provide structure for the walls.

Sewer and water service installation is underway. Electrical conduits are also in place.

Fire sprinkler piping arrived this week, as did additional roofing materials. Work is commencing for both.