The tower crane is now fully operational on the building site. While work continues on the second phase of the suspended slab on grade (parkade roof-level 1 floor) and the parkade entrance ramp, walls on level one have begun. Completion of the parkade and ramp entrance is scheduled for the first week of February. Construction crews are now working six days per week to maintain the construction schedule and the project completion date after experiencing some delays in December due to weather and permit issues.
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.