Cranes & Folk Lifts:- An occasional mobile crane will be brought in when required (incl. w.c. 29/7/2013).
Entrance:- The pedestrian and vehicle entrance has been moved from Gate 7 to the rear on Walton Street whilst final tarmac operations are carried out along the main access road.
Familiarisation:- A timetable at the end of July is in progress for system familiarisation.
Visits:- The final monthly Department tour took place on 19/7/2013.
Future works for July/August
Entrance:- Remaining final finishes to conclude.
Cladding:- Units left out for access (including crystal glass) have now been closed up.
Glass Atrium Roofs:- Complete with snagging ongoing.
Reconstituted Stone & Brise Soleil:- External Brise Soleil installations (louvred sun shade) are complete.
Ground Crystals: Mainly installed with remaining finishes to complete.
Architectural Metalwork:- Roof terrace balustrade glass is ongoing.
Waterproofing & Flat Roof:- Decking will follow balustrading.
Lifts:- The lift contractor Thyssen have installed all large lifts. Two platform lifts give access to the large and medium theatres and a stage lift to the large lecture theatre will give access to the stage.
Mechanical & Electrical:- Commissioning is ongoing that will test and balance each system.
Internal Fitout:- The north block is being desnagged. The south building is continuing upper level finals with furniture and shelving installation following closely behind.
Lecture Theatres:- All lecture theatres are largely installed with remaining finals to complete.
Joinery:- Timber balustrade panels installed to the south major atrium with finals to complete.
Smoke Curtains:- Smoke curtains have been installed in both the north & south atriums and entrance, with commissioning to complete. A smoke curtain, when deployed in the event of a fire, will direct smoke away from escape routes.
External Works:- Tarmac works are in progress along the main entrance road. Penrose paving is ongoing. Kerb laying and paving will now focus on remaining works to Gate 5.
Basement:- Largely finished with minor works to complete.
Inspections:- As areas become complete, sections are made available for inspections.
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