Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Count down to occupancy

Construction is finally winding down. All that remains for the outside of the building is a rail for the wheelchair ramp and some landscaping, which will commence the first full week of September when summer temperatures have leveled off. There are still a few finishing touches to be done inside the facility - wall paneling to be installed, doors to be stained, baseboards finished. We are excited to start the installation of our RFID tracking system in the fall, supplied by OCR. During the weekend of September 16-18th, the Museum of Ontario Archaeology will be hosting their annual Harvest Festival. The event coincides with Doors Open London, in which both the museum and the Sustainable Archaeology Center will open their doors to the public during that weekend.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Boxes & shelves

This photo demonstrates how the boxes will be stored in the facility - single stacked, 2 deep. The boxes in the photo are the size and colour of those that will be used by the facility. Our first box shipment is expected by the end of October.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Floors sealed

Shelving complete - floors in  the facility sealed. We're down to the final stages of construction now as the general contractor works through their checklist to completion. We anticipate our occupancy permit by next week and look forward to moving into the facility. Now we can focus our attention to the development of the database and our collections policy.