Part 17: Construction of the Centre for Computing and Engineering

Glass Installation Completed

Mar. 1, 2004, 12:41pm
The last crane is removed.

Mar. 1, 2004, 12:44pm
All deliveries to the higher floors are via flat-beds with cranes.

Mar. 1, 2004, 8:10pm
A night shot of the semi-illuminated building.

Mar. 1, 2004, 8:15pm
Looking north from Dundas, the 8:15 patrol is right on schedule.
When completed, the south stairwell will brighten the gloom.

Mar. 3, 2004, 12:37pm
The loading-dock.

Mar. 3, 2004, 12:42pm
Delivery and installation of a 576V star-delta configuration motor
(at right, sheated in plastic; closeup below). This is
possibly for the HVAC system.

Mar. 2, 2004, 12:44pm
A closeup of the motor description.

Mar. 3, 2004, 12:47pm
Since the cranes are no longer available, the alternative method of delivering concrete
is to back the cement-mixer up to the concrete pumper which has a long, extensible arm.

Mar. 3,2004, 8:20pm
(To be commented on later due to extreme paranoia
(not mine, though).)

Mar. 11, 2004, 12:40pm
Glass installation on the north face; the windy
weather takes a toll on the vapour barrier.

Mar. 18, 2004, 12:40pm
Metal siding joins the glass to the concrete.

Mar. 18, 2004, 12:42pm
A bit more progress on the entrance;
the cement blocks are a surprise.

Mar. 19, 2004, 12:40pm
Sealing the glass joints using a hoist.
Will something like this be used
to wash the windows once the building
is occupied, or will the windows remain
forever streaked with dust and dirt?

Mar. 19, 2004, 12:42
It is unlikely there will be a glass-enclosed viewing deck
since the roof is made of metal and not glass. We lower
our expectations and hope for a glass-walled viewing deck.

Mar. 23, 2004, 12:41pm
The glass installation is completed, except for the missing panes.

Mar. 30, 2004, 12:40pm
Exterior brick installation begins.

Mar. 30, 2004, 12:40pm
A panorama of the north-east corner with the white tank
holding the dry cement mix in the background.

Mar. 30, 2004, 12:41pm
A view down Dalhousie Street.

Photography and Commentary: Luis Fernandes.

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 optionally touched-up to fill blank spaces.