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Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:08 am
by DBARNETT1953
People need to keep in mind a couple of things. The renderings we have all been looking at were educated guesses as to what a final design might look like. I suspect the final product will look even better. Second, while the current project will likely be a 2-story structure, it will probably be designed so that a future 3rd story, with sky-boxes over-looking the field, can be built. No sense providing sky-boxes to look over end zone seating that does not exist.

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:08 pm
by Catsrgrood
DBARNETT1953 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:08 am
People need to keep in mind a couple of things. The renderings we have all been looking at were educated guesses as to what a final design might look like. I suspect the final product will look even better. Second, while the current project will likely be a 2-story structure, it will probably be designed so that a future 3rd story, with sky-boxes over-looking the field, can be built.No sense providing sky-boxes to look over end zone seating that does not exist.
I kind of assumed that’d be the case.
Always room to build up at some point down the road.

Definitely excited to see a final rendering and to see construction start though.

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:09 pm
by Bobcat4Ever
lutecat wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:22 am
Does anyone else see BAC and think Sonoma"s old moniker?
For sure. Has kept happening to me.

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:43 pm
by catsrback76
DBARNETT1953 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:08 am
People need to keep in mind a couple of things. The renderings we have all been looking at were educated guesses as to what a final design might look like. I suspect the final product will look even better. Second, while the current project will likely be a 2-story structure, it will probably be designed so that a future 3rd story, with sky-boxes over-looking the field, can be built. No sense providing sky-boxes to look over end zone seating that does not exist.
Well, I hope you're right, but having worked on several large projects and overseen their construction I can say that " I suspect the final product will look even better"...may in fact be overly optimistic! It really does come down to what the design look is settled on as that is the driver. Construction is a somewhat fluid process driven by the constructions design and engineering pieces. So, the person in charge of making final decisions on look and feel can make minor adjustments, but, what you see is what you get...by enlarge.

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:59 pm
by TomCat88
catsrback76 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:43 pm
DBARNETT1953 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:08 am
People need to keep in mind a couple of things. The renderings we have all been looking at were educated guesses as to what a final design might look like. I suspect the final product will look even better. Second, while the current project will likely be a 2-story structure, it will probably be designed so that a future 3rd story, with sky-boxes over-looking the field, can be built. No sense providing sky-boxes to look over end zone seating that does not exist.
Well, I hope you're right, but having worked on several large projects and overseen their construction I can say that " I suspect the final product will look even better"...may in fact be overly optimistic! It really does come down to what the design look is settled on as that is the driver. Construction is a somewhat fluid process driven by the constructions design and engineering pieces. So, the person in charge of making final decisions on look and feel can make minor adjustments, but, what you see is what you get...by enlarge.
It’s by and large, but by enlarge works here. You see, if you enlarge the rendering ...

You can hold a rendering up to the finished product and all the details are the same, by the actual product doesn’t look and feel anything like the drawing. Even actual photos often don’t look or feel like actually being there.

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:19 am
by iaafan
The first time I saw the end zone in person it blew me away. It didn’t look anything like the photos or drawings.

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:29 am
by Hawks86
I generally only look at the floor plans and one corner of a building when deciding its quality.

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:10 am
by iaafan
Hawks86 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:29 am
I generally only look at the floor plans and one corner of a building when deciding its quality.
One corner after it’s done to see if it’s square?

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:24 pm
by Hawks86
iaafan wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:10 am
Hawks86 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:29 am
I generally only look at the floor plans and one corner of a building when deciding its quality.
One corner after it’s done to see if it’s square?
No. I'm saying that there is not enough information yet to give an accurate opinion on what the building will look like.

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:46 pm
by VimSince03
Hawks86 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:24 pm
iaafan wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:10 am
Hawks86 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:29 am
I generally only look at the floor plans and one corner of a building when deciding its quality.
One corner after it’s done to see if it’s square?
No. I'm saying that there is not enough information yet to give an accurate opinion on what the building will look like.
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Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:38 pm
by AFCAT


Groundbreaking on March 25.

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:50 pm
by Catsrgrood
Nice, Getting close!

Not to open up a whole can of worms again, but any idea when final plans will be released?

Excited to see the final version of what’s getting started.

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:40 am
by allcat
Catsrgrood wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:50 pm
Nice, Getting close!

Not to open up a whole can of worms again, but any idea when final plans will be released?

Excited to see the final version of what’s getting started.
What kind of beer would you like to see being served when they release those?. Also what music do you want played?

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:26 pm
by TomCat88
AFCAT wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:38 pm


Groundbreaking on March 25.
At 4:30 p.m.

Good stuff. Would love to be there.

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:00 pm
by GoCats18
So who got the bid?

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:17 am
by iaafan
GoCats18 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:00 pm
So who got the bid?
I would guess Martel. They usually come in real low on these projects and I think they won the EZ and west grandstand/skybox bids.

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:38 pm
by stevo
iaafan wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:17 am
GoCats18 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:00 pm
So who got the bid?
I would guess Martel. They usually come in real low on these projects and I think they won the EZ and west grandstand/skybox bids.
I have heard that Martel did get the job.
They have also canceled the ground breaking ceremony due to that flu deal.

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:43 pm
by Hawks86

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:05 pm
by coloradocat
Hawks86 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:43 pm
Now this is starting to get serious! :evil:

Re: Bobcat Athletic Complex...Construction

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:43 pm
by BleedingBLue
Is the public groundbreaking canceled and construction postponed or just the groundbreaking?