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Cinder blocks from 2nd floor

The demo and asbestos crews have been busy – the first floor foyer, dining room, and hallway ceilings have been taken down.  The second and third floor walls have been taken down in the 1964 addition.  Demo has started in both bathrooms and should be finished next week.

Work continues in the 1931 building. Insulation is being installed on exterior and interior walls.  This will help with both energy efficiency and sound. Drywall and insulation has been installed on the fourth and third floors, including the third old bathroom.  The mason is building the new egress doors on second, third and fourth floors.

Next week the masons will start laying the walls on second and third floors of the 1964 building. Cinder blocks will be used which will help with longer term maintenance of the building (no more broken drywall).

If you would like to see the house in person, the House Corporation is hosting a breakfast next Thursday, May 26 at the chapter house.  The breakfast is from 7 to 9 a.m., with a short campaign update at 8 a.m. Please send an email if you plan to attend.  The cost if a suggested donation of $10.

Dining room, taken from the northwest corner looking towards the east.

The told tile has been removed in the kitchen. While the layout is not going to change, new appliances will be installed.

2nd new — taken from the northeast corner of what was the cleaning closet — looking towards the west.  The red wall on the right was room 206 and the red wall with the Husker N was room 210.  The cinder block wall in the middle of the photo is a load bearing wall and can not be removed. It was the south wall of room 210 and 211.

Hallway outside the balcony and 2nd new bathroom.  The ceiling has been removed.

2nd floor — taken from the southeast corner of room 206 looking to the west.  The purple wall was room 212.

Taken from the northwest corner of room 210 looking into room 211 and 212.

Standing in room 212, looking into the bedroom area of room 211 and 210 (the red wall).

Old side of the house — 2nd floor — this is where the window for the fire escape was located.  Code required a door be installed.

Southwest corner of 3rd floor (room 309) looking east.  The walls will be removed after the cinder blocks are stalled to hold up the roof.

Taken from room 310 – northwest corner looking into room 211 and 212.

A detail of the roof structure of the 1964 addition.

Demo in the third floor bathroom (3rd new)

3rd new bathroom — shower and toilet area.

Drywall in 3rd old bathroom looking at the area were the sinks will be installed. This was the area where the showers were located.

Interior insulation being installed in the new room 300 (approximate location is where the old room 301).

Drywall installed in the new room 301 (old 302). Standing in the educational/study area looking into the sleeping rooms.  These will both be private rooms.

Room 400.b — old 4South. This will be a bedroom for two brothers.

Goodbye 2nd new toilets — I think we’ve all cleaned these at one time or another.

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Room 312, looking into 311 and 310

Finals are done, graduation is over and the undergraduate Phi Gams are out of the house – wrapping up another great year – now, let rest of the demo begin.

The demo crew started on the 3rd floor bringing down the walls, ceiling and stripping the bathroom.  At the same time, asbestos crews have removed the dining room and foyer ceiling along with the original floor tiles on 2nd floor. An unexpected surprise was to find that 75% of the floors on second and third floor had asbestos tiles under the carpet that has to be removed. Early next week the crews will swap with the flooring being removed on 3rd floor while the demo crew removes the walls and bathroom on 2nd floor.

Insulation, boxing and drywall continue on the 1931 building and should be wrapped up next few weeks.  All final finishes (doors, tiles, paint colors, carpet) have been identified and are on order to finish the old side of the house.

A request from the undergraduate brothers: The Rush Chairmen are busy starting the rush season – if you know of any good young men who plan to attend UNL this fall, please email their name and contact information.  If they decided to join Phi Gamma Delta, they will be living in one of the best fraternity houses on campus.

Taken from the southwest corner of 3rd floor (Room 309) looking into 308, 307 and 306.

3rd new hallway — looking for the nook that use to be outside room 311 towards the window.

The author of the blog had to purchase a new camera — a new feature — panorama’s — this is taken standing in the northwest corner of room 312.

Demo in the 3rd new bathroom — this is where the sinks use to be located.

A panorama of the demo in the 3rd new bathroom.

The new slide from what was room 307 — the undergraduate are going to love this!  (just kidding, will be used to shovel the 3rd floor remains to the dumpster, then be gone).

The House Corporation’s love affair with asbestos continues — the is is outside of the removal tent in the hallway outside the dining room.  Both the dining room ceiling and the tiles in the kitchen, hallway, break room, ice room and pantry contained asbestos.

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