From the first photo you can see the walls of the level 7 elevator mechanical room (the highest peak of the building) being formed with concrete pour expected this Friday. All structural steel is on site waiting to be installed.
From the second photo you can see the successful installation of the canopy over the level 2 outdoor area as well as the awning over the main entrance of the building. Once the mechanical room on level 7 is completed at the end of this week, the remaining structural steel consisting of level 6 exterior office walls and roof will be installed over 4 days. Completing the installation of the structural steel will mark another milestone in the construction process.
Exterior longboard siding has been scheduled to be attached starting in mid September. On the interior side steel stud framing will be completed on level 1-4 by the end of this week. Window frames and glass continue to be installed on lower floors with the next shipment of windows expected later this week earmarked for the building south side.
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.