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The Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit veterinary hospital, research, and educational center dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of ill and injured marine mammals and the study of their health. Since 1975, the Center has rescued and treated more than 16,500 marine mammals and has accumulated a body of knowledge about marine mammal and ocean health. Through public education about marine mammals, the Center hopes to foster ocean stewardship and conservation. For more information, visit http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/
Friday, July 18, 2008
Our new facility is really beginning to take shape, and we are excited for the public to see our state-of-the-art Center when it opens in 2009. The construction has moved along at a clip, and there are many new developments.
The Animal Care building work is now focused on the installation of cabinetry and countertops, lab and kitchen equipment, as well as lighting and plumbing fixtures. Painting is underway and the spaces are nearing their final appearance.
The construction of the Veterinary Science building continues to progress rapidly. The framing of the exterior walls is complete as is the interior framing on the second floor. This week’s work has focused on the installation of the exterior wall paneling in preparation for the waterproofing membrane which is slated for this coming week. Inside the building the contractor is working on rough installation of the electrical and plumbing systems as well as door frames and HVAC ductwork.
The locker room and shop building roofing was completed this week. Upcoming work on these buildings will include plumbing rough-in work on the locker room building as well as concrete floors inside both buildings.
Work on the Education building this month has been focused on the installation of lighting fixtures and interior wiring, plumbing connections in the kitchen area, and preparation for the final finishing of the floors throughout the building.
The biggest milestone in the past month has been the completion of the walkways in the pen and pools area. Epoxy coating of the pens and pools also got underway this month and will stretch at least through the next several weeks.
Construction of the ozone generating plant got underway in the last two weeks. All of the equipment has been placed and the piping for distribution of high pressure air for pneumatic controls and for the distribution of ozone gas has begun. Additionally, we have been working with the LSS contractor and the electricians to begin the installation of the digital instrumentation for the automation and control of the filtration systems.
Posted by The Marine Mammal Center at 3:23 PM