New CFAC Week 69: One crane down

March 9, 2016

NewCFAC_Week69 The construction cranes dotting the northern edge of downtown Edmonton might be seen as symbols of revitalization, but it’s only once they’re removed that the neighbourhood’s transformation will start to feel complete. To that end, the new Centre for Arts and Culture hit a milestone last week when the project’s east crane was dismantled, signaling a shift in focus from initial structural work to the interior details of that half of the building, and providing a visible marker of the project’s progress.

The crane was dismantled, one piece at a time, over the course of a day and a half. The process took slightly longer than expected as crews had to respond to adverse wind conditions with extra caution.

With the east crane no longer protruding through the top of the building, crews can now complete the clerestory, closing up the west side of the roof completely. Infill work will be done on the lower level floor slab to close up the space where the crane was moored. The west crane remains in place and will take over all crane needs as the project continues to progress from construction site to finished building.

Last week, crews also continued installing the curtain wall on the building’s south side, and worked on theatre stage beam installation.

Fast Facts:

  • Average manpower for the week was 238 workers
  • 14,670 m3 of concrete has been poured to date.

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