Part 15: Construction of the Centre for Computing and Engineering


Jan. 13, 2004, 12:40pm
The first panes of glass are mounted on the second floor and most of the roof is completed.
Compare the floor-to-ceiling height of the fourth floor with that of the other floors.
(Extremely cold temperatures have made outdoor photography difficult during this month.)

Jan. 18, 2004, 12:40pm
Primary and secondary railings are mounted on all the floors except the fourth.
The ceiling still remains to be completed at the northern edge. Blue gang-plank
sticking out of the second floor is used to load materials onto the upper floors.

Jan. 18, 2004, 12:40pm
"Dry Air" generators at the south end.

Jan. 20, 2004, 12:40pm
Flatbed truck carrying 2 heat-exchanger (heating and cooling)
units to be installed on the south-east corner of the roof.

Jan. 20, 2004, 12:40pm
Closeup of the 2nd heat-exchanger unit;
there is one heat-exchanger installed per floor.

Jan. 22, 2004, 12:43pm
Gandalf the White on the ROTK poster, seen from the covered hoarding.

Jan. 22, 2004, 12:41pm
Looking north along Church, a stone cutter works on a 2nd floor ledge.
Two more glass panels were added to the facade.

Jan. 22, 2004, 12:42pm
Closeup of the stone cutter correcting a mistake in the concrete.

Jan. 28, 2004, 12:40pm
Three additional glass panes are mounted. Forms for the freight-elevator shaft are visible on the roof.

Jan. 22, 2004, 12:42pm
Closeup of the panes. Note the asymmetry in the pane heights.

Jan. 30, 2004, 12:40pm
Vapour barrier installed on the bare concrete. Six rows of brackets are visible
protruding from the wall.

Jan. 30, 2004, 12:42pm
The ground-floor is enclosed in polyethelene for heat retention
while the interior work is performed. Mounting-brackets and glass panes
are visible on the second-floor.

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 and then touched-up to fill blank spaces.

Photography and Commentary: Luis Fernandes.