The Starke County Building Corporation yesterday morning heard an update on the construction efforts at the new Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center. According to the progress report presented at the meeting, a number of structure items – as well as those for mechanical, engineering, and plumbing – were completed last month, with more efforts underway this month to continue that work for at least the next four weeks. The report indicated that work completed last month included the continuation of the installation of structural steel and miscellaneous demolition as required. Crews also worked on setting the hollow steel metal door and window frames, continued installing interior masonry walls, started metal stud wall framing and drywall installation, and received detention door frames.Other work performed last month included the in-wall plumbing rough-in, installation of overhead water and vent lines, and the completion of insulating water lines at the restroom chase. Crews continued to install spiral ductwork, overhead conduit and lighting wiring as well.
Over the next month, officials expect the main structure to begin taking shape. Footings will be poured for the western addition, and structural steel will continue to be installed. Hollow metal frames will also be set, and interior masonry walls will be installed. Crews will begin the installation of the foundation block at the south addition, and are expected to complete wall paper removal.
Workers will also perform the flow test for the sprinkler system, continue installing overhead vent and water lines, start installing underground plumbing lines at the south addition, and start hanging variable refrigerant flow. Finally, lighting and branch wire will continue to be pulled, will the electrical wall rough-in is continued.
Officials say they are still on track with the project with no significant delays.