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Welcome House reaching new heights

IMG_3463With the support of several ironworkers and the tower crane, you can see  work has begun on level 6 (future corporate offices). Steel rather than concrete will form the basis of the 6th floor office exterior walls, ceiling beams and roof.

According to the ironworker foreman, the “skeleton of steel” should be finished in two days with the roof and welding taking about another week. When asked about whether the expected changing weather would impact his crew’s work, he replied, “we can work through pretty much any weather!”

ChrisAbout 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.

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