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June 2019

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Construction Update: June 2019

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The Portland Building Reconstruction project continues to make progress on schedule this spring. The primary objective of the project is to create a functional, accessible, sustainable, and seismically upgraded public building. 


In the past two months, work on exterior and interior upgrades has progressed, including:

  • Installation of the medallion and ribbon detail on the north and south facades
  • Installation of the capitals on the east and west facades
  • Window installation on the north, south and east sides of the 1st floor
  • Curtainwall final installation
  • New concrete staircase from loggia to Main Street


  • Installation of remaining windows
  • Construction of the new feature staircase from the 1st to 2nd floor
  • Installation of furniture on the 4th through 8th floors
  • Interior build-out on the 7th through 14th floors
  • Drywall installation in support spaces of the basement and on the 2nd, 3rd and 15th floors
  • WELL Building standard specifications underway on the north and south stairwells
  • Mechanical equipment power-up
  • Preparations underway for the restoration and removal of the scaffolding surrounding Portlandia


Howard S. Wright-Belfour Beatty (HSW), General Contractor for The Portland Building Reconstruction Project, selected COBID-certified RJ Ramos Construction & Electrical as a subcontractor on the project to provide electrical services. Founded in 2006 by RJ Ramos, the company offers a robust list of services which, together with good timing and guidance from larger prime companies, has contributed to its success. For the full story on RJ Ramos Construction, please go to:

Table Rock Mechanical, another subcontractor on the project, provides mechanical piping services to The Portland Building Reconstruction Project, the largest project to date for the COBID-certified company. Co-owned by Joseph Tavares and Mark Fisher, Table Rock is proving to be a valuable partner on the project, taking advantage of the support and mentorship offered by larger firms working on the project. For the full story on Table Rock Mechanical, please go to: