New CFAC Week 78: Walk this way

May 10, 2016

NewCFAC_Week78 NewCFAC_Week78 NewCFAC_Week78 A noticeable change took place at the new Centre for Arts and Culture last week. In fact, it’s not just a change to CFAC, it is, in a way, a change to the entire campus. 

The structural steel for the pedway was installed, officially joining CFAC to the rest of campus, via the Robbins Health Learning Centre. The steel frame was installed in two pieces: one that stretches between CFAC and the concrete support columns partway across the pedway, and one that covers the remaining distance, from the columns to the Robbins. Though the steel frames are anything but delicate, the act of installing them had to be just that. In order to obtain a snug fit without hitting, scraping or otherwise damaging the exterior of either building, crews had to take extra caution in placing the two pieces.

In addition to placing the structural steel, crews also installed metal decking on the roof of the pedway. Next steps include installing steel mesh and pouring concrete for the floor over the next few weeks.

Last week crews also worked on painting in some areas, as well as wall framing and electrical rough-ins in the recording studios. The west crane was dismantled and the slab where it stood has been infilled.

Fast Facts:

  • Average manpower for the week was 298 workers
  • 14,793 m3 of concrete has been poured to date.

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