Part 18: Construction of the Centre for Computing and Engineering

Brick Installation Begins

Apr. 2, 2004, 12:40pm
As the bricks are added, the worker
with the yellow helmet keeps the masons
supplied with mortar (from the white tower)
which is mixed in the trough below.

Apr. 2, 2004, 12:40pm
A fresh load of mortar is delivered.

Apr. 2, 2004, 12:43pm
A long way to go...

Apr. 5, 2004, 12:44pm
The third floor is (nearly) filled-in. HVAC enclosures on the roof are quite massive.

Apr. 5, 2004, 12:46pm
An alternative to the elevator.

Apr. 5, 2004, 12:48pm
North bricks at ground-level completed.
Closeup of the gantry that will
be used, instead of scaffolding,
to carry the bricklayers.

Apr. 8, 2004, 12:43pm
Looking north, most of the seams
are filled-in.

Apr. 8, 2004, 12:48pm
A wide view of the gantry as
it inches upwards. The
platform slides on the two
vertical trusses.

Apr. 12, 2004, 12:40pm
A view, from Dalhousie Lane, of the gantry
and the pulley system used to lift bricks
and mortar onto the gantry.

Apr. 12, 2004, 8:06pm
A night shot.

Apr. 12, 2004, 8:09pm
A night shot from Church Street showing
the wall-studs in the interior.

Apr. 13, 2004, 12:40pm
A Closeup of the siding that
seals the glass to the concrete.

Apr. 13, 2004, 12:42pm
The entrance is still not completed.

Apr. 13, 2004, 12:43pm
Some sort of anti-terrorist barrier seen
in the reflection of the street-level glass. (I'm joking).

Apr. 13, 2004, 12:43pm
Another reflection of the north-west face.

Apr. 13, 2004, 12:45pm
That was fast...

Apr. 15, 2004, 12:40pm
Work begins on the south face.

Apr. 15, 2004, 12:44pm
All done, let's move on...

Apr. 15, 2004, 12:45pm
A closeup of the single-person carrier.

Apr. 23, 2004, 8:05pm
Ground-level view (ignoring the rubble for the moment) there's a good view of how far the interior is finished.

Apr. 23, 2004, 8:05pm
The concrete was cut and removed-- another oops?

Apr. 23, 2004, 8:06pm
Another view of the dig.

Apr. 23, 2004, 8:10pm
All 4 floors are now walled and awaiting the moisture-barrier, insulation and masonry.

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.