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February 6, 2017: A spell of dry weather helps roof work advance

An external view of the Hagfors Center lobby area, pre-dawn
An external view of the Hagfors Center lobby area, pre-dawn
The main entrance, lobby, and suspended chapel of the Hagfors Center.
The main entrance, lobby, and suspended chapel of the Hagfors Center.

Construction Site Work

  • Sections of precast exterior brick are ready for installation.
    Sections of precast exterior brick are ready for installation.

    Precast exterior brick. Crews are installing the final section of the precast exterior brick on the south side of the west wing. Precast installation should be substantially complete by the end of next week. The photo at right shows several sections of precast ready to be installed. Completing the precast installation is a significant milestone in the construction project. Once that work is done, the mobile crane will be taken down and removed from the construction site.

  • Lobby exterior. The plastic covering of the lobby area has been removed to allow crews to begin installation of the horizontal steel support for the three-story glass lobby enclosure. The steel supports will be attached to the tall columns in the lobby area. The columns, which have been covered for protection since they were poured last October, will be uncovered for this work. After the horizontal steel support installation is complete, the columns will again be covered to protect them during ongoing construction work in the lobby area.
  • Glass installation is nearing completion on the west side of the north wing.
    Glass installation is nearing completion on the west side of the north wing.

    Brick wall on flexible classroom. Brick-laying for the exterior wall of the flexible classroom space continues this week on the south side of the building.

  • Roof work. With a bit of dry weather, crews were able to get started late last week on installation of the final roofing layer. Progress on this work continues to be weather-dependent.
  • The exterior of the flexible classroom space, pre-dawn.
    The exterior of the flexible classroom space, pre-dawn.
    The exterior of the flexible classroom space.
    The exterior of the flexible classroom space.

    Window frames and glass. Installation of window frames and glass continues this week, with work underway on both of the wings that face the community garden area on 20th Avenue South.