Sudoroom is having its regular weekly meeting tonight, but at the same
time Omni folks will be having a work party to demolish & rebuild
parts of the large ballroom. Please come and get involved!
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From: Brel Froebe <brel.alexandre(a)gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 1:51 PM
Subject: [omnilogistics] URGENT WORK PARTY TONIGHT, 6PM FOR
BALLROOM/BASEMENT OPENING TO PUBLIC!
Hello Omni Fam,
Tonight at 6PM we will be having a work party to take care of some tasks
that need to get done for the ballroom/basement to be legal/up to fire
code/ready for SEPT. 6th! It is a considerable list, but totally do-able,
especially if we have some helping hands! Below is a list of tasks to give
you a sense of things. we will be going over tasks/drywall repair as a
group to educate folks who may not know certain skills. it should be fun
(lets make it fun!)!!
If you have it, please bring crowbars/prybars/flatbars.
Thanks, and please respond if you think you can make it tonight!
briefly, here is a list of tasks that need to get done for the ballroom to
be legal/up to fire code/ready for folks on sept. 6th:
*Full breakdown of ballroom tasks*:
- Repair biggest hole in ballroom with drywall: the wall section on the
mezzanine needs to be replaced, i already virtually completed the demo, now
the drywall needs to be installed, first layer of joint compound/tape
applied, then let dry and apply 2nd layer, then 3rd layer, then primed then
painted. we need to still BUY the paint and have the color match the black
-repair/patch various drywall holes/damage in the backstage area
-someone needs to take pictures of the rest of the "fallen angels" around
the ballroom (before painting over them)
-paint adjacent walls to the wall that is being replaced (i.e. there are 4
sections that make up that mezzanine wall, 1 of them is being replaced, and
we should paint all of them, as per the proposal i sent out via
-purchase and install "EXIT" signs for 3 exits. Must tie into electrical
and I think be battery operated (Ormund, can you assist here? Are you a
licensed electrician btw - just curious?)
- Purchase and install the correct # of fire extinguishers -- every 75'
around the room
- Install panic bars on main doors from ballroom to Shattuck (both sets of
double doors); remove sliding bolts.
- Rent at least a 19' scissor lift
- once we get approval from the delegates Thursday, remove all ceiling
tiles in ballroom * (requires scissor lift)
*Not related to ballroom 'fire life & safety' codes per se, but should do*:
- Repair external siding (to ballroom, on south side) that is about to fall
off, that is visible from the mezzanine wall described above (this is most
likely the reason why that wall got damaged in the first place: water
damage/exposure to the outside)*
- Perhaps: remove odd piece of plywood board (suspended from trusses in
front of stage) with 4x4 long pieces of wood attached to it. we should
dissassemble it while we are up there. not sure what purpose it serves, but
Cep thinks we should get rid of it because it is currently stuck in a way
that we can't use it/move it to a usable place. it at one time may have
been a platform to do lighting stuff from the ceiling beams.
*In basement (also relates directly to ballroom fire life & safety, pointed
out by inspector)*:
-replace basement a few missing ceiling tiles; We can use the ballroom
ceiling panelling for this, won't look beautiful/will be black unless we
paint it, but will be functional.
- lay up drywall in large ceiling hole under bathroom, put ceiling tiles on
it: probably with double-sheets sheets of 5/8" (firewall)
* = tasks that require a SCISSOR LIFT