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139 Tuxedo Update

Dear Future Residents,

Welcome to your latest update for 139 Tuxedo. We are extremely happy with the progress we have made in November as December is typically a short month due to the holiday season.  We currently have approximately 60 work people working diligently on the interior of the building. The parapet walls are now in place with the roof insulation and membrane 50% complete. We have successfully enclosed the building with 100% of the windows installed. Temporary heat has been implemented on the 2nd and 3rd floor to keep everyone on site warm and allow productivity to keep pace. Our framers have completed the 4th floor and are 50% done the PH. The electrical contribution on the 2nd floor is complete and is ready for our January 2019 inspection. The 3rd floor is 95% and 4th floor is 20% complete. The plumbing contribution is also finished on the 2nd floor and ready for our January 2019 inspection. The 3rd floor is 90% and the 4th floor is 20% complete.

We have sent out the 4th floor framing, electrical and plumbing charges and ask that everyone reviews and mails or drops off payment to the Karma office. The PH is still under review and will be sent out in the new year.

It has come to our attention that a number of owners have been stopped while attempting to go on site to view their unit. Under no circumstance can any owner go on site without permission from Karma.This put us at risk of the entire site being shut down for violating safety practices. More importantly the danger of those going on site without the proper equipment putting themselves at risk of getting hurt. Again, no owner is allowed on site without the accompaniment of a Karma employee.

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and new year.

Sincerely,

Myles Kraut

President – Karma Development

139 Tuxedo Update

Dear Future Residents,

Welcome to your latest update for 139 Tuxedo. We are extremely pleased with the quality of work to date and the synergy between trades on-site. We currently have approximately 75 work people braving the elements as we work towards enclosing the buiding. The weather membrane sealant is now 100% complete. The roof is in place and the parapet walls are 50% complete. The framing on the 2ndand 3rdfloor is complete. The 4thfloor framing is 85% done and the 5thfloor framing has begun. The plumbing rough-in is 95% complete on the 2ndfloor and 60% on the 3rdfloor. The 4thfloor rough-in has begun. The 2ndfloor electrical contribution is now 100% complete. The 3rdfloor electrical is 75% with the 4thfloor scheduled to commence in the last week of November. 100% of the balconies have been installed. Approximately 50% of the windows have been installed with the remainder to be done by November 30th.. The parkade is complete and currently being heated. As I’m sure many of you have noticed all of the heavy for our project is done, hence the removal our large tower crane.

We are currently finalizing the 4thfloor framing, electrical and plumbing changes in order to identify any final costs associated with any upgrades. Invoices will be sent out by mid-November. We have met with the electrician, framer and plumber and are currently reviewing all 5thfloor work.

A few of units are still working through some final details. With framing, electrical and plumbing currently ongoing, finalizing your plans is becoming urgent. We ask for everyone to please finalize any outstanding details as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Myles Kraut

President – Karma Development

139 Tuxedo Update

Dear Future Residents,

Welcome to your latest update for 139 Tuxedo. We are pleased to inform you that despite the rainy month, we were able to make good progress and have over 60 work people on site daily. The exterior walls are currently being treated with a weather membrane sealant with an expected completion date of Oct 13th. 100% of our concrete is poured and in place. Framing is complete on the 2nd floor. The 3rdand 4thfloor framing is underway. The 2nd floor plumbing is 90% complete with all bathtubs and shower bases in place. 3rd floor plumbing is 20% complete and the 4th floor plumbing has been laid out. 2nd floor electrical is 80% complete and the 3rd floor electrical contribution has begun. Balconies are currently being installed, we anticipate a mid-October completion date. The roof is 40% complete and construction is ongoing. Window installation begun today and will take approximately 45 days to complete. Furnaces in the parkade are to be installed this week. We anticipate the removal of the large crane by month end. 

We are currently finalizing the 3rd floor electrical, framing and plumbing changes in order to identify the final costs associated with any upgrades. All final quotes for electrical will be provided by SuperLite. The final quotes for the framing and plumbing will be provided by Karma and should be completed and sent out by mid-October. We have met with the electrician, framer and plumber and are currently reviewing all 4th floor work. 

2nd, 3rdand 4thfloor final review meetings are now complete and we are currently scheduling and conducting our review on the PH suites. A reminder to please bring all contracts, invoices and documents relating to your unit and upgrades to ensure all details are documented during your review.  

Sincerely,

Myles Kraut   

President – Karma Development

139 Tuxedo Update

Dear Future Residents,

Welcome to your latest update for 139 Tuxedo. We are quite happy with the progress that has been made this month. I am pleased to inform you that the 2ndfloor concrete is now 100% complete. The 3rdfloor concrete is now 50% complete and we anticipation moving onto the 4thfloor by month end. The 3rdfloor walls are prepped and have begun to be erected.  We have prepped the 1stsection of the parkade for a concrete pour and will be completed by mid August. The balance of the parkade will be completed by month end. Electrical is 50% complete in the parkade. Plumbing in the parkade is now 100% complete with work set to commence on the 2ndfloor by month end.

We have completed all 2ndand 3rdfloor final reviews and are currently underway with the 4thfloor units. We would like to remind everyone again to please bring all contracts, invoices and documents relating to your unit and upgrades to ensure all details are documented during your review. We expect to complete all 4thfloor reviews and the 50% of PH units by the end of August.

We are currently working on all 2ndand 3rdfloor changes that have been made to electrical, plumbing or framing in order to identify any final costs associated with those upgrades. Now having met with the electricians, plumbers and framers, we have noted all changes and are working to provide final quotes associated with your changes. Once the 4thand PH final reviews are complete, we will meet with the electricians, plumbers and framers again to go through all remaining changes and work to provide the remaining quotes. We ask and appreciate your patience, as our goal is to mitigate the risk of any errors and will need some time after our meetings to provide these final quotes.

BA Robinson has begun to contact everyone to collect overages for any upgrades made. Due the significant backlog of orders with the manufacturers, we are placing our final order with BA Robinson at the end of August. For those who have made any changes with BA Robinson, please contact them as soon as possible to provide payment.

We would like to thank everyone who has finalized all changes prior to their final review thus far. A few 4thfloor and PH units are still working to finalize their selections, we would like to remind you that this is the last opportunity to complete your changes. Failure to do so will revert any desired changes to the standard package from that supplier.

Sincerely,

Myles Kraut

President – Karma Development

139 Tuxedo Update

Dear Future Residents,

Welcome to your latest update for 139 Tuxedo. I hope everyone has been enjoying the beautiful weather we have had lately. I am please to inform you that all stairs have been placed in the stairwells. The steel beams, exterior structural walls and the floor joists on the 2ndfloor are now complete. The 2ndfloor terraces are currently being poured and will be completed by month end. Once the terraces are complete, the 3rdfloor structural walls will be prepped and begin to be erected. We are currently prepping the parkade floor to pour concrete. Electrical and plumbing work has begun in the parkade.

We are currently undergoing our final review meetings with each unit. The 2ndfloor unit reviews are now complete and we have met with approximately 50% of the 3rdfloor units. The 3rdfloor meetings should be scheduled and completed in the next 2 weeks. We would like to remind everyone to please bring all contracts, invoices and documents relating to your unit and upgrades to ensure all details are documented during your review.

We have received the majority of sign offs from Interior Illusions and from our independent suppliers. However, there are still a few units that are outstanding. We ask everyone who is still working to wrap up the last few items to do so as soon as possible. If you are unable to sign off by your final review, we will be unable to implement those changes and will revert back to the standard package. As mentioned last month, we will be confirming any changes that have been made to electrical, plumbing or framing in order to identify any final costs associated with those upgrades.

Sincerely,

Myles Kraut

President – Karma Development

139 Tuxedo Update

Dear Future Residents,

Welcome to your latest update for 139 Tuxedo. I am please to inform you that the 5th floor stairwells are now 100% complete. All foundation work has been completed. The elevator shafts are now complete. Permanent hydro is up and running. With all of the prep work now complete, we have begun erecting the steel superstructure. This process should take approximately three months, during which time we will be installing all windows and glazing. Electric and plumbing will be underway shortly.

We would like to thank everyone who has successfully signed off on the selections of your finishing materials. It was a long journey for many, but we appreciate your efforts in completing your part for the end of May. For the few who still have items outstanding, Karma is working diligently with the suppliers to provide the information you require as soon as possible so that you can finalize your selections. For those who have not contacted Michelle or our suppliers thus far, your unit will be provided with the finishing materials found in our presentation centre.

We will begin contacting each of you next week to setup your final review meeting. We will begin with the 2nd floor and continue meetings with the 3rd, 4th and PH floors respectively. This meeting will be going over every selection made with each supplier to mitigate the risk of any errors. As well we will be confirming any changes that have been made to electrical, plumbing or framing in order to identify any final costs associated with those upgrades.

Sincerely,

Myles Kraut

President – Karma Development

139 Tuxedo Update

Dear Future Residents,

Welcome to your latest update for 139 Tuxedo. The cold is finally behind us and summer weather is here with all hands on deck. The remaining stairwells and elevator shafts are now up to the 4thfloor and we expect completion by month end. All prep work for the floors has begun in the stairwells. The placement of support columns in the parkade is currently underway and will be completed by May 18th. Upon completion, we will commence erecting the larger steel structural components. All plumbing in the parkade is now 100% complete. Permanent hydro will be in place by month end. Due to the dry and warm weather conditions, we were able to make substantial progress this month. If the weather continues, we hope to make up for any lost time.

All finishing selections, changes and upgrades need to be chosen by May 31st, 2018. Immediately afterwards Adam will be scheduling appointments to meet of each of you in order to go over all of your selections and changes. This review is to ensure nothing is overlooked. If you do not sign off by our May 31st deadline, we will have no choice but to revert back your selections to our standard package, which was displayed in our presentation centre.

There are still a few units who have not finalized their colour selections with Michelle. If you have not done so by May 31st, the colours scheme in our presentation centre will be selected for you.

Thank you,

Myles Kraut

President – Karma Development

139 Tuxedo Update

Dear Future Residents,

Welcome to your latest update for 139 Tuxedo. By now, we were all hoping for winter to end but it looks like we may have to wait until next summer. All kidding aside, the cold weather has slowed our schedule down approximately 20%, however all hands are on deck working diligently. The foundation is 100% complete and we are very happy with the quality of work. Our north stairwell is 100% complete. The first floor elevators and both staircases are complete with the 2nd floor scheduled for a concrete pour this week. The sewer, water and storm water connections, both on and off site, are 100% complete. We are currently working on the disassembly, clean up and removal of foundation forms, making room for the erection of the steel superstructure (April 4th). Ongoing work includes surveying, scaffolding setup, permanent hydro and the temporary gravel road. All final building permits have been awarded to us by the City of Winnipeg. Throughout the summer we will see substantial completion of our project. Our goal is to have all exterior work completed prior to winter 2018, allowing our trades to work indoors while installing all interior finishings. At this stage we are projecting a late spring / early summer 2019 possession. However, weather permitting, we will be able to make up some time.

There are still a few people who have yet to sign off with Michelle. If you have not been in contact with her already, please contact her as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Myles Kraut

President – Karma Development

139 Tuxedo Update

Dear Future Residents,

Welcome to your latest update for 139 Tuxedo. The last 8 weeks have been challenging due to the extreme cold weather and high winds. However our trade’s people have been doing their best to complete the exterior foundation and concrete work. The north stairs are 75% complete and the south staircase is currently being formed for a concrete pour scheduled on Feb 8th. The first floor elevator shafts are complete. Balconies, stairs and steel web floor joists are all currently being constructed offsite. Gravel is currently being distributed to begin construction on the parkade.

Some individuals have still not finalized their suite modifications. To prevent any possible possession date delays, please ensure this is completed in a timely manner.

It has come to our attention that some future residents are interested in installing a central vacuum system in their unit. This needs to be completed prior to our drywall phase of construction. Our exclusive supplier is Vacuflo Manitoba. The majority of the products and services they offer have a lifetime guarantee and you will find Alan Gray (the owner) a wealth of knowledge and a pleasure to work with. He can be reached via phone (204-783-8505 OR 204-227-1600) or email at alan@vacuflomanitoba.com.

 

Sincerely,

Myles Kraut

President – Karma Development

139 Tuxedo Update

Dear Future Residents,

Welcome to your latest update for 139 Tuxedo. We are please to inform you that our crane has been erected and is ready for operation. Some of you with friends or family who attend the JCC may have noticed the crane shifting positions quite regularly. This is normal, as it needs to change directions in accordance with the wind, similar to an anchored sailboat. All hands are diligently working on completing the remaining foundation contribution. As the weather becomes colder, it is necessary to take extra steps for concrete curing (wrap concrete forms in tarps, add glycol and heat for several hours until cured). We are continuing to work on the elevator and stairwell shafts.

For those of you who are interested in making countertop and/or kitchen sink changes, outside of our standard selections, follow the proceeding instructions.

Meet with Michelle Chisick from Interior Illusions to view all of our standard selections of countertops. For those looking to view more options, Michelle has many samples outside of our standard selections to choose from. Michelle will direct you to Louise at Stone N’ Counter for pricing of materials outside of our standard finishing options.

For those of you that are changing the dimensions of the kitchen or bathroom cabinetry, it is necessary to get new FINALIZED drawings from Dean at Imperial before Stone N’ Counters will be able to provide you with any pricing. This is because the pricing will be dependant on size and shape of the countertops.

Please allow a minimum of 4 business days for a response from Stone N’ Counters.

There will be no construction from December 21st to December 27th due to holiday break.

 

Sincerely,

Myles Kraut

President – Karma Development