This past week saw a bee hive of activity on various floors along with small construction milestones as work begins in the building interior. Forming of the Level 6th floor has begun in the northeast corner of the building complex.
We are also in the home stretch for completion of the concrete structure and the summer weather is really helping to keep the pouring of concrete flowing.
In another part of the building you will find workmen busy putting in place steel stud framing in the parkade and level 1. It is a strange feeling to one day have a wide open floor space and then virtually over night, as you can tell from the photo, is the creation of hallways, offices and meeting rooms.
The other exciting milestone are the installed windows. Most of the windows for the future medical clinic on level 1 have been successfully completed. It’s hard to imagine that in just over two months from now the building will be water tight and secured.
About the Author: Chris Friesen has been the ISSofBC Director of Settlement Services for over twenty years. He is currently leading the multi-year initiative to design and build a Metro Vancouver Regional Service Centre for Refugees. In spring 2016, this 58,000sf facility will become the first of its kind in the world, bringing together a variety of community and government services and organizations to meet the immediate needs of refugees and immigrants settling in BC. Learn more about the new Welcome House.