Cranes & Fork Lifts:- Tower Crane TC2 has been dismantled while the start of breaking up the concrete base adjacent to St Lukes Chapel is expected to start on w.c.18/3/2013. Although this by its very nature will create some noise, it is hoped that it can be carried out in as short a time as possible. The south block is served with tower crane TC1 and will be supplemented with roof cranes or mobile cranes. Internal materials are largely served by a fork lift and with use of the tower crane when required.
Entrance:- The pedestrian entrance has temporarily moved from Gate 1 to Gate 7 while services are being installed adjacent to Sumerville College.
Visits:- On 8/3/2013 a series of 5 furniture review sessions were held in the building for departmental members.
Future works for March
Architectural Metalwork:- Roof terrace balustrade brackets are being installed. Entrance feature stair is installed together with the main elements of the basement staircases. Stair balustrading continue to core areas.
Waterproofing & Flat Roof:- All roofs have been waterproofed and largely paved where required. Sedum (green roof) planting will commence in April.
Entrance:- The longitudinal steel beams (by SUK/CovCon) commenced w.c. 25/2/2013. This will be followed by gridwork and glass.
Cladding:- Cladding units to both north and south are virtually installed apart from those left out for access.
Glass Atrium Roofs:- The north atrium roof is virtually complete. The south minor atrium has glass substantially installed, while south major atrium has over 50% glazed.
Reconstituted Stone & Brise Soleil:- The Stone contractor Techrete are largely complete on the north and are progressing on the south block with the stone fins that surround the windows, with a priority to those above the Entrance. Brise Soleil is following to both blocks.
Lifts:- The lift contractor Thyssen have completed the first car lift & passenger lift in the north. The passenger lift to the south is virtually complete.
Mechanical & Electrical:- The corridor areas in the north are ongoing. Services contractor, Crownhouse, have installed internal drainage, sprinklers, ductwork, pipework and containment at the basement & mezzanine. Cabling and wiring are ongoing. Now that power was energised on 27/2/2013 the testing and commissioning can commence in earnest.
Internal Fitout:- All zones have commenced on the north and south buildings. Door installation has commenced in the north, while door frame and skirting continue in the south.
Joinery:- Carcass works for balustrading within the south atrium continues while timber balustrade panels with glass top continue to be installed in the north.
Smoke Curtains:- Carcass works for smoke curtains are installed in the north. A smoke curtain, when deployed in the event of a fire, will direct smoke away from escape routes.
External Works:- Drainage connections are ongoing around the building.
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