NLEC staff and volunteers are diligently continuing to work toward occupancy for the 2428 Woodson Rd. location in Overland, Missouri. Details for city requirements in the areas of plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and signage are the focus of this memo update. At this point the project has successfully moved forward with a minimal volunteer base as though some sort of unexplained miracle was involved with the process. Although we currently have all the supplies needed we will still need the necessary amount of skilled labor to finish the work within a reasonable time period.
Critical at this point will be recruiting more volunteers in the areas of carpentry, painting, tree trimming and cleaning. With our budget for the project now exceeded, we must now look to gracious volunteers for the remaining work that needs to be done. Window installation and brick molding repairs, general framing and drywall mud and tape still remain for carpentry. Painting has begun and will need to accelerate, and trees dangerously hanging above our roof need trimming. Water and damp proofing will need to be done for the entire south side of the building to prevent mold re-introduction after cleaning. Steel fire escape stairs still need completed repairs and an awning built.
Completed Work Previous 120 Days
Our plumbing, thanks to our volunteer master plumber is now almost completed. We have had some last minute changes and still have at least another 30 days of work to complete. Thanks to Aqua Genesis Inc. we saved at least $15,000 in labor costs alone. This has been one of our most challenging and time consuming tasks.
Paving- Our 1500 square yard parking lots are now brand new 2” overlay that will give us a 20 year or more lot to serve the great amounts of traffic we will see when the dental clinic opens next year. Thanks to Topps Paving for saving us $4,000 over the competition for a job well done.
HVAC requirements for the city are now also completed and were also made possible by a creative staff of professionals who put the volunteer time in to making it affordable saving us at least $10,000. Thank you Air Comfort Systems Inc.
Electrical- Most of the 60 lit emergency exit lights are now installed. Thanks to D and E Electric and Fielder Electric we were able to save $15,000 or more for electrical work completed by their volunteer work. We have less than 4 to go and minor electrical work is still ongoing through our gracious master electricians.
Fire and Security- is now completed and signed off.
Elevator- the elevator is now recertified this month and back online as there is phone service and completed final inspection.
Drywall and finishing of all soffits or enclosures for hanging pipe and penetrations are now almost complete as well.
The Seven major 120 minute steel egress doors are now fully installed and ready for painting.
If you or someone you know would like to volunteer please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Nichole Booker at (314) 881-3210 or email her at [email protected].