Monthly Archives: May 2013

First exterior walls ready for shotcrete

The the first and second floors along the eastern and part of the southern walls with drywall and rebar installed are ready for shotcrete. The shotcrete will be applied like it was along the basement walls. See here for more information … Continue reading

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Site flyover

Hovering around the perimeter of the south side of the building. Visible is the installation of drywall, room framing, and scaffolding.

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Facilities and Technology team tour the building

The Facilities and Technology team toured the building, checking out some of the spaces that they’ll help support once the building is completed.

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Drywall installation continues

The southern side of the building now has scaffolding along the exterior to allow drywall installers access. Large stacks of drywall are scattered throughout the building awaiting installation. Drywall creates a rigid substrate helps create an air and water-resistant barrier around … Continue reading

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Keeping the site clean

An important part of any construction project is cleanliness. Crewmembers work to keep the site as clean as possible throughout the construction process, which adds to the productivity as well as safety of the workers.

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Leveling the newsroom staircase

Getting the staircase in the newsroom level is no simple task. Several steel workers use bits of wood, crowbars, and brute force to get the staircase ready for welding into place.

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Newsroom stairs and media halo installed

Starting early this morning, a delivery of steel staircases, the newsroom media halo, and supporting struts arrived on site. After being unloaded, a crane was used to hang the media halo and then crews focused on installing the staircase. This … Continue reading

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Mortar samples

More samples of exterior materials. This is the exterior brick with various colored mortar.

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Construction paused for commencement

With the campus a buzz with graduation activities, the constructions crews halt work Thursday and Friday. Tradesmen will continue work Saturday.

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Timelapse – October 2012 – April 2013

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