New CFAC Week 85: Concrete

June 28, 2016

NewCFAC_Week85 NewCFAC_Week85 This past week, both inside and outside the new Centre for Arts and Culture, concrete was the focus. Inside the building, crews continued their ongoing work on concrete floors in certain areas. 

Though many of the classrooms will have carpeted floors, some of the purpose-built fine arts studios require concrete floors. Working with media such as paint, clay and plaster can make for a messy floor, so a smooth, easily cleaned surface is necessary. Concrete is low-maintenance, durable and unlike carpet, will not be damaged if it is stained by paint or other materials. The hallway and atrium floors will be concrete as well, keeping the high-traffic areas relatively low maintenance.

Meanwhile, outside the building, sidewalks were laid on east and south sides of the building. This creates a natural boundary between CFAC and the Robbins Health Learning Centre, and sets the stage for the landscaping that will be done next year prior to the building opening.

Last week, work also continued on fire taping in the recital hall and mudding in the control room and back corridor.

Fast Facts:

  • Average manpower for the week was 331 workers
  • 14,793 m3 of concrete has been poured to date.

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