New CFAC Week 74: Roof notes

April 13, 2016


NewCFAC_Week74 Construction on the new Centre for Arts and Culture has been taking place in two phases, with the building divided into two distinct halves. Initially, this gave the appearance of two individual buildings, with the atrium space left open in the middle. Recently, however, the central atrium staircases were built to bridge the two sides, and the curtain wall began enveloping the building, making it easier to see that CFAC is one grand, statement of a building. And now any remaining confusion has been put to rest by the construction of the atrium portion of the roof, officially bringing the entire building together as one.

Despite progress on the roof, there are still some pieces missing—literally. There are two holes in the middle of the atrium roof, large triangular wedges that leave the atrium exposed. No, the crew didn’t run out of roofing materials—the holes are deliberate, and they won’t be holes for long: crews are simply elevating the roof over the openings, so that additional clerestory windows can be installed, bringing a flood of natural light into the building’s central hub.

Last week, crews also worked on removing scaffolding in the galleria atrium as well as removing curtainwall panels in preparation for pedway construction. The concrete pillars to support the pedway have also been poured at the eastern edge of the of the construction site.

Fast Facts:

  • Average manpower for the week was 288 workers
  • 14,793 m3 of concrete has been poured to date.

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