New CFAC Week 72: Ready to record
Everywhere you turn in the new Centre for Arts and Culture, there is a sight to behold: a grand theatre, a sweeping atrium, whimsical staircases that appear to be suspended in midair. Even down in the basement of CFAC there are spaces that will capture the creativity of students. Whereas the west side of the underground level is reserved for the parkade and utility rooms, the east side will host two state-of-the-art recording studios.
Recently, crews began preparing to pour the isolated floor for the recording studios. Just a few weeks ago, they went through a similar process in preparing for the isolated practice booths (Wengers). Though both areas require tight soundproofing, the key difference is that the Wengers are individual units that arrive ready to install. The recording studios are built right into the structure of CFAC, so every aspect of soundproofing, as well as structural and technological details, falls into the hands of CFAC’s very capable construction crew.
The recording studios are outfitted with professional quality equipment and enough to space to accommodate large instruments and ensembles. What makes the space unique is that not only will budding musicians have the opportunity to record their music, students will also have the opportunity to learn the technical side of record production as well. In fact, adjacent to the studios are two technical labs—classroom spaces where production students will learn about the craft before entering the recording studios to put theory into practice.
Last week, crews also continued work on masonry on the second and third floors, as well as boarding walls and bulkheads on the fourth floor.
- Average manpower for the week was 273 workers
- 14,793 m3 of concrete has been poured to date.
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