Work is currently underway on level 3 on the northeast corner – a future classroom in the making. Level 3 is also the future location of eight classrooms for adult English language learners as well as a child minding centre for 14 children and administrative offices.
Every slab (or floor) has now been divided into two phases on a 12 day concrete pouring schedule. Concrete pours are scheduled for the 9th and 11th day on each floor with an estimated completion date of the level 6 north facing building (weather dependent) on July 15.
Target dates in May include completion of level 3 on May 12 followed by level 4 on May 29.
The project is currently 26 days behind schedule but everyone on site remain confident about making up some or most of that time.
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.