Progress on the brand new Honda Service Station is moving along quite rapidly! Merely a month ago, if you were to be driving along North Broad St. in Hillside, NJ, you would see nothing but cemented foundation and open land. Drive past today and you will automatically have your eyes drawn to the largest building on the block. The walls have been put up and the ceilings are currently being put in tact. This is a relief to have the building closed to being completely closed off so that weather will no longer be a factor for our workers. After the ceiling are in place, the electrical and piping will begin to go underway.
The process of putting the walls together took only 5 days, thanks to Redco Engineering's new innovative way of building. The "Tilt-Up" method of construction was launched about seven years ago by Redco Engineering Company and is beginning to override the original block building concept. Construction workers form the cement walls and cut out doorways and windows while they lay in wooden cut outs. After the cement drys and doorways and windows are cut out, the walls at tilted up by a crane and put together to form the building structure. (A truly remarkable site to see.) By doing construction this way, it cuts construction time, in order to meet aggressive construction deadlines, especially beneficial in the winter months when weather in unpredictable. The walls are built with insulation inside of them to have heat and cold climate control once the walls are put in place.
Progress of building the service station has been rapid over the past few months thanks to Mother Nature's blessing. We have had a very mild winter which made the quick process feasible. Once the roof is placed, the inside construction and design will complete the million dollar project. We have to send a big thanks to Redco Engineering Company for their hard work and timeliness on this major project.
You can view the video of the walls being lifting on Route22Honda.com and look forward to having a brand new service station to service your vehicles in the Fall of 2012. Many job opportunities will arise from this as more vehicles will be able to be serviced in a more time friendly manner. This new building is going to be a great addition to the Hillside community and to the Honda family.