Category Archives: Steel Structure and Foundation

Media wall steel frame install

Crews prep, measure, mark, and weld support beams. The massive steel frame arrived fully assembled from Cal State Steel on a flatbed truck.  A hydraulic crane from Hill Crane with an extension jib added, allows crews to drop the frame … Continue reading

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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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Timelapse – October 2012 – April 2013

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Second floor prepped for fireproofing

The green tarps are now enclosing the second floor as workers prepare to start fireproofing that floor.

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Shotcrete application along east wall

Special crews utilize a special mixture of concrete called shotcrete to form the walls of the basement. This mixture is applied using a high pressure system that shoots the cement into place around the rebar infrastructure. An assistant equipped with … Continue reading

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