Last updated: Friday, June 15 2018  (Find previous posts here.)

Megstar Industries is fabricating the 15 anchor davits that will be installed in the concrete roof to support the staging and personal safety devices required for the external window removal and replacement, concrete repair and painting.  They are to be installed beginning the week of June 18.  Once they are installed and the roof re-sealed to meet the warranty specification for the roof membrane and insulation, which is expected to take 3 to 4 days, the swing staging will be installed on the south face (facing the swimming pool) of the building, and an external elevator for supplies, materials and construction debris will be erected on the north (parking lot) side of the building.

Removal of the windows will begin by July 1, with the windows being removed in vertical “stacks”, from floor 9 to floor 1.  When the windows have been removed in a stack, the concrete around the window fenestrations and where the balconies had been enclosed is repaired, the construction (GC General Contactors) team will move to the next adjacent stack of windows.  US Glass has ordered the glass for the building, and the high impact, energy-efficient and turtle-compliant windows are currently being fabricated and will be delivered to the property beginning in early July.  US  Glass will be fabricating the frames on-site to ensure a perfect fit for each opening, and will begin installation as soon as GC has completed the window removal and concrete repair in a stack.  When the windows have been installed in a stack, GC will return to complete any remaining external stucco repairs and to paint and reseal the building exterior, and then a final seal will be applied to the windows.  Three to five stacks will be in process at any time, moving counter-clockwise around the building.  This phase of work is scheduled to take five to seven months to complete, with weather being the biggest variable.  As soon as the windows have been completed in a room, the work will commence within the units to replace the flooring and window treatments, and the rooms repainted.   

Update: Thursday, May 10, 2018

​​The plan remains to re-open with 5 to 6 occupiable floors, and the noisy interior demolition and construction work completed.  Upgrades to the suites and common areas will continue through 2019.  Final bids are being reviewed for the window and concrete restoration projects. Engineering for the roof-mounted swing staging (scaffolding) is under way.  This week, the engineers and adjusters completed their survey of the interior components to determine a budget for the repair and replacement of the walls, ceilings, floors, doors and building systems.  All furnishings, appliances, fixtures and décor have been inventoried and replacements are being sourced.  The damaged items remain in storage at the resort pending another inspection and release by the insurers. ​​

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*Please see the letter mailed to all owners on November 7, 2017, below.

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