Installation of the precast structure moved forward on both ends of the project this week. With over 580 pieces standing in the northern parking deck and retail center, the loading dock area has started to take shape. Delivery trucks will reach the back of the building through a ramp system, elevated turn around and loading docks. On the southern end of the project “early” precast units are installed due to fill for the upper level retaining wall and slab on grade parking area.
Concrete crews have start to lift reinforcing steel to the second level and install edge forms for future concrete leveling slabs. These leveling slabs are needed due to the camber (curve) in the pre-stressed/precast double T construction. Crews also are installing temporary protective handrail system to protect workers on this second level work area.
Down below utility crews are busy with under slab storm, water, sewer, fire water and electrical piping installation.
On the southern end of the project, caissons crews moved forward with drill piers. Concrete crews formed and poured sections of Retaining Wall # 2. Luck has been on our side this week, as we have had little or no weather impact unlike the heavy rains and thunderstorms of the past weeks.