New CFAC Week 65: The final slab

February 9, 2016

NewCFAC_Week65 A building the size of the new Centre for Arts and Culture requires an enormous amount of concrete. Since the project commenced in November of 2014, concrete crews have been on site, pouring slabs, casting stairs and forming walls. Now, with the project nearing the halfway mark, concrete work is wrapping up.

To date, 14,425 m3 of concrete has been poured. This represents approximately 98 per cent of the building’s total concrete. The final slab was poured on January 27 on the west side of the building’s fifth floor. This was the final major structural pour. All that remains for concrete work is smaller pours such as columns and stairwells. Once those projects wrap up in the coming weeks, the concrete crew will move on, leaving room for other trades to come in and work on other aspects of the building, including steel installation for the remainder of the roof, as well as electrical, mechanical and interior finishing.

Fast Facts:

  • Average manpower for the week was 233 workers
  • 14,425 m3 of concrete has been poured to date.

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