New CFAC Week 75: Quiet time

April 19, 2016

NewCFAC_Week75 When most people think of an arts building, they imagine a loud and lively place filled with displays of creativity. Live theatre productions, musical performances, art exhibitions—all of these will take centre stage in the new Centre for Arts and Culture. However, in order to draw out the full creative potential in students and effectively operate creative spaces such as theatres and studios, CFAC faculty and administrators dedicate a great deal of time to behind-the-scenes planning and preparation. This requires the use of slightly less exciting but equally important spaces: offices.

Recently, crews have been framing spaces designated for office use on the fourth floor. Though less glamorous than a recording studio or recital hall, office space is a fundamental part of the building. Like many areas of CFAC acoustic isolation is a key consideration—trumpet solos and tap dance numbers don’t always make for the best background noise when trying to grade papers or conduct meetings. With proper acoustic isolation in performance and practice areas, offices will remain a little quieter for faculty and administrators to complete the background work that will make CFAC an amazing place to learn.

Last week, crews also completed masonry work on the east side of the second floor, and worked on concrete slab infill as a result of the east crane removal.

Fast Facts:

  • Average manpower for the week was 280 workers
  • 14,793 m3 of concrete has been poured to date.

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