Almost immediately difficulties developed challenging the normal methods of construction document delivery. The first hurdle was the decision of the Zoo regarding the selection of ozone purification for the life support system of the three big pools. Initial construction documents were already released for construction, and now a basement equipment room needed to be added to one of the buildings; other facilities had to also accommodate this system and detail coordination with several underground utility systems had to be made.
In addition to working through site development issues, about 30 separate buildings of different construction types had to be taken from design development through to final construction documents. Occasionally, to accommodate Client requested changes, I also was required to provide schematic design concepts.
Concurrent with the construction document effort, construction administration duties presented themselves, including site observation and checking shop drawings.
None of this, of course, is solely my work. A Project of this scale and scope requires many talented and dedicated individuals. It has been a pleasure to work along side many of these.
Although frequently challenging - even frustrating - and requiring a large measure of good humor, this is a significant and exciting Project. I am proud to have been a vital part of it.
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