As you can see from the picture taken of the second floor outdoor space, landscaping has begun. Dirt has been lifted by cranes and placed on various floors to accommodate outdoor roof gardens and various planter boxes.
At the same time, concrete pavers are being installed in all of the exterior hallways. Railings are arriving next week and will be installed over several days as one of the finishing touches towards the building exterior.
As we approach the construction completion date of early May every day brings new transformations. Meanwhile, the testing process of various mechanical equipment has begun including air quality. Kitchen cabinets and counters tops should all be in place in the residential units by April 29.
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 ISSofBC Welcome Centre.