January 08, 2006

What a difference Eight Months can make

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The first post here will be a short one. The project shown here is of a very difficult and lengthy one. The time frame has been longer than eight months. Eight months is just the length of time between the time the photos were taken. The planning of this kitchen began at least 9 months before the first picture was taken.
To date, the job been in excess of 18 months. I will try to explain a little of what goes on in the world of commercial food service and what occurs behind the scenes in this blog. I will explain and post more photos of this particular job in the future.

What you see here is one of the two kitchen/vault entry doors, before and after. The kitchen had been a bank vault and this led to some interesting challenges in the design and construction of this project. Perhaps the easiest part was that all the kitchen equipment had to fit within the doors as they were the only way in. The ceiling, walls and floors of this room are all 24" thick reinforced concrete. I have never seen concrete with so much and so varied reinforcing steel. No one ever broke into this room.


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