New Building Construction: Progress Update 16
Position:- The project remains 1 week ahead of programme with the more critical activities running through the south.
Cranes & Hoist:- The cranes continue to feed the structure works but have occasionally been winded off due to some recent inclement weather. A hoist to access the mezzanine and basement from ground level was installed in position on 19/4/2012.
Visits:- The university's Buildings and Estates Subcommittee (BESC) visited the site on 16/5/2012.
Future works for May
Steel Beams & Columns:- Steelwork is being delivered and erected as required.
Blockwork:- The block walls that form a straight face in front of the structural secant piles in the basement are 15% complete. The internal block walls that form individual plant rooms are being progressed at the same time. The hoist is used to serve the blocklayers with materials.
Mezzanine Floor:- The last remaining mezzanine level slab in the central area is expected to be poured by w.c. 21/5/2012. As the slabs are completed and gain strength the temporary large yellow props spanning across the site will progressively be removed.
Ground Floor:- The critical sections on the south are progressing towards the central area and the entire floor is expected to be complete towards the end of June. Large prestressed concrete beams form part of the ground floor slab that will span the large lecture theatre.
1st Floor:- The north 1st floor was completed on 9/5/12. These slabs consist of a set of precast concrete planks (temporary supported) with an insitu concrete topping with strands (steels within tubes) which are stressed (tightened at the ends) after the concrete has set hard.
2nd Floor:- The second floor has commenced on the north and the vertical columns 1st to 2nd on the south have begun.