New CFAC Week 67: Soundproof

February 23, 2016

NewCFAC_Week67 NewCFAC_Week67 NewCFAC_Week67 Learning doesn’t end when students leave the classroom. Studying is a critical part of mastery, and for most students, the library or common areas around campus make ideal spots to hit the books. However, things get a little complicated for music students. Working on a trumpet solo in the library is generally frowned upon and most common areas aren’t exactly equipped with pianos or drum kits for practicing. 

Crews at the new Centre for Arts and Culture have begun work on an area of the third floor designated for music students needing to practice. This area will feature a series of Wengers—isolated practice studios—some of which will be designated for specific instruments, such as piano or drums. Recently, an isolated floor topping slab was poured to create a soundproof environment, allowing music students to practice in different studios without hearing each other or disturbing classroom activity elsewhere in the building. Students will have the opportunity to fully concentrate on developing their music chops without being sidetracked or worrying about being heard before they’re ready.

Last week, crews also worked on membrane installation up to level four on the north side, and furring and insulation installation continued.

Fast Facts:

  • Average manpower for the week was 234 workers
  • 14,601 m3 of concrete has been poured to date.

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