To pour concrete upwards of 60 feet above ground, the construction crew uses a pump with a 150 foot extension.
The concrete has been poured for the 6th floor or 5th floor ceiling. Over the next 3 weeks the steel roof will be assembled and installed on the 6th floor to complete ISSofBC’s corporate offices.
The building crown or elevator mechanical room will resemble a tower in the middle of the building, adding the equivalent of another story and even more incredible unobstructed views of the surrounding area.
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.