Construction report for May-June 2018
The Brass Works construction worked through some unusual weather this spring with a late snow storm in April and very hot and humid conditions at the end of May. Yet this did not slow down progress and the Brassworks building will be ready to host events in August.
The job trailer on the north side of the lot was removed to allow site work and grading in this area. Concrete walkways have been poured and additional site work continues in preparation for more extensive landscaping in September, when the weather is more conducive to planting.
Windows and metal paneling have been installed making the exterior shell nearly complete. Inside work continues with painting, tiling, flooring and other finishes. Casework, plumbing and lighting fixtures will soon be installed throughout the building. Kitchen equipment will soon arrive and be installed in the lower level commercial kitchen.
During July and August there will be a lot of smaller items and finishing touches to be worked on as the building moves towards its completion. Soon the “Madison Brass Works” sign will be restored, the construction fencing will be removed and the building’s doors will open to new landscaped patios on Waubesa Street and the Capital City Trail. And you.
By Margo Duffy, CDT, Eppstein Uhen Architects project specialist