Foundation 07: Centre for Computing and Engineering Construction

May 1, 2003 to May 31, 2003

May 5, 2003 12:41 PM
Looking west, the crane-bucket (top right) delivers concrete to be poured into what will become the south stairwell.
(The movie section has 2 movies showing the concrete being poured).

May 5, 2003 12:40 PM
Looking north-west, the truck unloads pre-mixed concrete onto the crane's bucket
while wooden forms continue to be built for the footings.

May 8, 2003 6:25 PM
Dalhousie Street is reduced to a single lane as barricades create a lane
for trucks to deliver their concrete to the red crane, when work progresses north.

May 8, 2003 6:23 PM
Three days later, the south stairwell sets in its form.
Firecode regulations require stairwells to built first, independently of the building.

May 14, 2003 12:40 PM
Looking west, the entire excavation site.

May 14, 2003 12:45 PM
Looking south, the earthen ramp down to the excavation has now been reduced to a single lane as the earth mover digs below right.

May 14, 2003 12:38 PM
Looking north-west, at the south end, the air shaft and a view of the concrete forms being constructed.

May 14, 2003 12:38 PM
Looking west, at the south end, the south stairwell continues to set
while the freight-elevator shaft, to the right, now has a base.
The concrete structure (pre-fab) to the right of that is an air shaft.

May 20, 2003 9:26 AM
A curious visitor.

May 21, 2003 12:37 PM
The south stairwell and freight elevator shaft continue to set

May 21, 2003 12:39 PM
The freight elevator shaft and part of the sub-basement wall that has already set.
The sheets of plastic draped on the outer wall, shelter the insulation and setting concrete from any rain.

May 23, 2003 12:35 PM
Looking east, the worker on the elevator shaft give a good indication of scale.
The small black square at the top-right of the photo, is the window in the east hoarding wall,
through which some of the previous pictures were taken.

May 23, 2003 12:39 PM
A closeup of the construction of the form for another sub-basement wall.
Concrete will be poured where the worker in the blue-jeans is standing.
Also note the re-enforcing rods emerging from the concrete wall.

Camera details: 3.2 megapixel Canon S30 SureShot with 3X optical zoom; Av F2.8 - 8.0; Tv 1/1500 - 15 sec; ISO 50 - 800; manual or automatic focus and light-metering capable.

Other Notes: Original photos have a resolution of 1600x1200 pixels. Panoramas are created using Adobe Photoshop to "stitch-together" 2 or more images. Photos taken through the window are Auto-Leveled then brightened.

Photography and Commentary: Luis Fernandes.