New CFAC Week 100: A different kind of dance floor

October 11, 2016

NewCFAC_Week100 NewCFAC_Week100 When MacEwan University’s new Centre for Arts and Culture opens, there will be plenty of surfaces used for dancing. Between the three dance studios and the performance venues that at various times will host musical theatre productions, dance floors are an important part of the building. Last week, however, crews began removing a dance floor in the proscenium theatre.

The dismantled dance floor was a dance floor in name only. The term is used to describe a temporary floor built across scaffolding, giving crews a sturdy surface to work from as they use the scaffolding to reach upper areas. Most recently, crews had taken to the dance floor to install millwork, including wooden slats installed on the upper portions of the venue walls. Though the slats—beautifully crafted by local company McMurray Interiors—have aesthetic appeal, they also enhance the acoustics in the room. Matching wooden panels were also installed on the underside of the catwalk, concealing metal bars and bringing it in line with the rest of the venue’s wood-accented décor.

Last week, work also continued on tree and shrub planting. Final touchups on the Robbins Health Learning Centre side of the pedway are nearing completion as well.

This week, work was also completed on painting and taping inside the building. Outside, sidewalk concrete was poured along the north side.

Fast Facts:

  • Average manpower for the week was 311 workers

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