Cranes & Fork Lifts:- Tower Crane TC2 is being used to secure the reconstituted stone fins. The south block is served with tower crane TC1 and will be supplemented occasionally with a small “city crane” and a roof “spider” crane . Internal materials are largely served by a fork lift and with use of the tower crane when required.
Sample Rooms:- 3 “early” office rooms are now largely complete ready for sample furniture in the new year
Visits:- The Mathematics Department tour took place on the 7/12/2012.
Future works for January
Architectural Metalwork:- Basement staircases (3 No) have commenced as has the feature stair at the Entrance.
Blockwork:- Largely finished with a number of walls to service rooms to complete.
Waterproofing & Flat Roof:- 3rd Level main roof to the north has been waterproofed and are now progressing to the 4th and 5th level roofs.
Cladding:- The north block is almost complete. All elevations to the south block have commenced with mainly corner sections to complete. The bulk of units will be installed by Christmas.
Glass Atrium Roofs:- The north atrium roof is largely enclosed. The south minor atrium main support beams are installed and the gridwork for glass has commenced. South major atrium has main support beams substantially installed.
Reconstituted Stone:- The Stone contractor Techrete are progressing on the north block with the stone fins that surround the windows.
Lifts:- The lift contractor Thyssen have completed the first car lift in the north. The passenger lift in the north is expected to be complete by Christmas. The passenger lift to the south has commenced and is expected to be complete in early January. The 2nd car lift is expected to take 7 weeks.
Mechanical & Electrical:- The majority of plant has been delivered except the generator which is due 17th December. Services contractor Crownhouse have largely installed internal drainage, sprinklers, ductwork, pipework and containment at the basement & mezzanine. Cabling and wiring are ongoing in the coming weeks.
Internal Fitout:- All zones have commenced on the north while 4 out of 8 zones have commenced on the south.
Joinery:- Carcass works for balustrading within the at South Atrium have commenced and the carcass is virtually complete in the north.
Smoke Curtains:- Carcass works for smoke curtains are expected in January. A smoke curtain, when deployed in the event of a fire, will direct smoke away from escape routes.
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