July 27th – 31st, 2015 Construction Blog
This was another busy week of heavy equipment ripping up the ground and busy hands at work throughout the King Edward site.
One remarkable moment was the use of a small excavator within the lower level of the school to aid in the demolition work. This was a sight not too many of us may have imagined for this historic place!
While selective demolition is still occurring on the lower floors, new mechanical is well underway already on the upper floors. New ductwork in the halls is taking shape and a mock-up of the mechanical systems within one of the classrooms is being installed. While a few kinks still need to be worked out, one can’t help but get a little excited by the new sheen against old plaster.
With heritage windows repair still taking place on the exterior of the school by boom, deep service work was completed along 29th and 30th Avenues with the streets closed up and newly paved this week.
Water service has now also been installed and new storm water collection has been connected between 29th and 30th Avenues. In the months to come this will be hidden under our future “woonerf” as we say in dutch, or “shared street” aimed at creating a pedestrian friendly streetscape for the community. We will share more about this design feature in the coming months, but in the meantime with our large rainwater cistern yet to be installed, there is more excavation to come!
It’s hard to believe that with this blog entry July is now coming to an end. While with construction there is never a dull moment, a brief pause for the long weekend will undoubtedly give a well-deserved break to the substantial efforts of construction. Happy August long weekend everyone!