A 150 foot high tower crane was successfully erected on March 19. A dozen men and the delivery of various crane segments on the back of 10 semi truck trailers took the better part of a day to complete the installation. The crane was installed on a $20,000 block of quick drying cement of nearly 2 meters deep. This particular crane along with the recently retained new forming contractor will usher in dramatic construction milestones as the complete concrete exterior structure is completed over the next 4 months.
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.