Part 29: Construction of the Centre for Computing and Engineering

New Chairs / Donor Wall

Feb 2, 2005
An email is sent at 4pm saying that the following morning,
the new lab-chairs will arrive. So everyone rushes about madly,
late into the night, stacking the chairs that need to be replaced
against the walls...

Feb 2, 2005
...and consolidating the few remaining good chairs to other labs.

Feb 2, 2005
A radiator on the 3rd floor corridor is leaking quite badly.
Fate conspires so it's never leaking when the plumber comes to
look at it.

Feb 3, 2005
The following day, the chairs arrive and Fortune smiles
because the labs don't begin until noon-- another disaster
averted! One of the labs is temporarily converted into a chair-
assembly plant.

Feb 3, 2005
Empty cartons fill the halls outside the assembly room,
alongside the old, battered chairs. New chairs are taken from
this room and delivered to each lab.

Feb 3, 2005
The old chairs begin their journey to the Grey Havens.

Feb 3, 2005
The new chairs wait paitiently to support their cause.

Feb 22, 2005
The beginning of Reading Week sees work on the Donor Wall in the Atrium.

Feb 22, 2005
The scaffolding is erected.

Feb 23, 2005
Sheets of plywood are applied to the drywall
and mounting brackets are installed.

Feb 24, 2005
The adhesive takes a while to dry...

Feb 28, 2005
The electricians begin preparing the wiring harnesses for the

Feb 28, 2005
Side-view of the final row of mounting brackets being installed.

Photography and Commentary: Luis Fernandes.

Camera details: 5 megapixel Canon S60 SureShot.

Other Notes: Original photos have a resolution of 5 M pixels. Panoramas are created using Adobe Photoshop to “stitch-together” 2 or more images and optionally touched-up to fill blank spaces.