01/07/19 – ThermalTech met onsite with BAC representative and reviewed condition of existing towers. TEI sent in an SOSS for the study for approval to Facilities later that day in hard copy and email.
01/21/19 – SOSS approved TTC setting up report and getting prices for replacement and repairs.
02/28/19 – All prices are in and preliminary report has been written. TTC to review, updated and send to Bert and Steve for their use.
03/27/19 – TTC must review final cost estimate tonight to share with County tomorrow.
04/25/19 – TTC will submit report today.
05/27/19 – Prices and Study submitted to County. Awaiting County decision on repairs.
06/27/19 – Talked to Tony Matre about bidding out the replacement of the cooling towers this year and he said check in with Bert about project viability. The schedule would be to start after cooling season and be complete prior to 2020 cooling season.
07/24/19 – Meeting schedule with County on 7/25 to discuss options. TTE fieldwork is complete for the cooling towers. PID has been converted to CAD for use on this project. There are questions about the design and cooling tower sizes to be discussed at Thursday meeting.
08/28/19 – Project is in to the owner for review. Funding is set for approval from JFS in August.
09/24/19 – Project undergoing some funding and County review. TTE will have project ready to bid when final okay comes from Owner, looking to mid November.
10/30/19 – Project on hold. TTC checked with lead times on Evapco towers who claim to still be two to three weeks.
12/11/19 – Had some movement on this project this week. TTE to submit a small SOSS for some additional services for extra design work.
12/12/19 – The money has been approved for this project but the paperwork is not fully approved at this time.
01/24/20 – ThermalTech putting final bid documents together for bidding in February 2020, award in spring, be read to construct in November 2020. TTC discussed project with Steve Terheiden last week on Ameresco walk through.
02/20/20 – SOSS and PO should be on their way for work in Feb/Mar.
03/19/20 – Prebid meeting at the site with about 6 bidders. Several items to be released on Addendum including a 6th Floor drawing clarifying sweeper piping.
04/23/20 – Bids were open to five bidders, most were underbudget. TEI conducted a post bid review with Debra Kuempel and found them to well recommended bidder for this project. They have the scope covered, would really like to start the job early if possible and have all of the Alternates covered in the bid.
04/28/20 – TTC spoke to Tony Matre about Alternates on this job and awarding the rest of the work. We will need contracts and a PO to get started, County thinking about allowing the CT to be replaced over the summer long weekend.
05/25/20 – Project in for approval. Debra Kuempel check on approval of job on Monday. We are accepting several of the Alternates but not the extra basin heater extras.
06/22/20 – Project setup and communication this month with RT this month for doing the work this fall. TEI updated Debra on project status and assured them this project is still a go. I don’t think this work will be done over the summer even in multiple parts over weekends, but this is something we can discuss at the Pre-Const mtg.
07/23/20 – Pre Const Mtg held on site with Debra Kuempel, TTE and County. We are getting all things in place for this job and potentially look for an earlier than fall start if we can get the equipment earlier. TTE issued the Const Mtg notes this night.
07/29/20 – 3D scanning schedule for Thursday. Submittals have been preliminarily worked out with Stoermer Anderson, Debra and TTE. The SS towers will weigh less than the existing towers and fit on the existing steel. We are discussing ladder and drainage details for the final submittal which should be next week. The delivery time for the towers may be as fast as 6 weeks per our discussions with Marley. DK has submitted the SOV, Schedule and Employee list for review.
07/30/20 – Lightning protection questions on the A&D was discussed. We have enough UL listing verification and THP will fix the drainage issues when they do their project.
08/24/20 – Debra inquired about roof build. TTC contacted GBBN for basic roof layout and send photos showing the roof structure from underneath to DK for this job. DK also inquired about submitted a payapp for this project this month which TTC said would be okay.
08/26/20 – No payapp has been submitted that TTE has seen yet.
09/18/20 – This month we approved final submittals. DK should have the CT on order with Marley. Now we are prepping for install.
09/24/20 – We got 30-day electric data back from DK.  MCB says we will work with this data for the IBI permit.  BW mentioned that we have to check the LED light pattern on the new CT so we don’t affect the historic district lighting effects.
10/28/20 – Checked in with Debra this month, got a handle on final background checks. Cooling Towers scheduled to ship Nov 11, being confirmed. TTC to check on permit status with Debra tomorrow.
11/18/20 – THP – as part of the Cooling tower replacement project, City of Cincinnati requested a structural review of the cooling tower structure and the proposed replacement towers.
11/20/20 – THP completed site visit.
11/24/20 – THP published a letter addressing the City’s letter.
12/02/20 – THP submitted a SOSS for the work completed.
12/09/20 – THP received approved SOSS.
12/10/20 – We have been working on permitting, submittals and structural steel approvals with DK and THP this month. The permit appears to be approved at the City for DK to pick up. We need an update on the background checks, which seem to be taking longer than anybody would like. The county issued a PO direct to THP for their work getting the permit through the City office. All the equipment is in town for the job and TEI went to the rigging yard to approve it and send pictures of it for invoicing.
12/29/20 – Working with Debra to get guys through background checks to get started. Bert and Rycca have followed up with several emails on the subject. Phone conversation with DK has them starting in January and completing the job in January as well.