New CFAC Week 82: Window of opportunity

June 7, 2016

NewCFAC_Week82 NewCFAC_Week82 With the entire curtainwall virtually complete on the new Centre for Arts and Culture, passersby might have been curious about the small opening that remained for some time on the south side, the only unpaneled area left in the wall. It might have looked like an unfinished job, but it was really an intentional window—you might even say a window of opportunity. The reason for the opening was a simple and practical one—crews used it as a last option to move any large pieces of equipment or materials into the building before it was entirely closed up. Moving larger items in and out of the building requires more planning and effort without open walls and cranes in place, so this window provided one more opportunity to slip things in with relative ease. 

Of course, the window couldn’t stay open for ever. It was recently paneled in like the rest of the curtainwall. Fortunately, numerous entrances and an exterior lift still provide adequate access. Additionally, the freight elevator will soon be operational and will aid in moving heavier items into the building.

Not all of the CFAC glass remains unfinished. In the Galleria Atrium, glass guard installations have begun around the staircases. Last week, work was also done on pedway curtainwall framing and bulkhead painting in the Galleria Atrium.

Fast Facts:

  • Average manpower for the week was 296 workers
  • 14,793 m3 of concrete has been poured to date.

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