Thursday, June 14, 2007

Day 3

The work was supposed to be complete in 3 days, by mid morning Saturday it was obvious that this was not going to happen. All of the pieces are now on site and ready but it will take one more day before this phase of installing SPUN is complete.

slow and steady

Day two of installation, rain for the 24 hours after the first day of installation meant a two day delay to our progress, the pieces get larger as they move towars the street end of the work.

View from a first story balcony, as yet I have not been able to get any higher, I look forward to seeing the view from the 6th floor..

Thursday, June 07, 2007

so far so good

Tuesday the 5th of June the first 9 pieces of concrete were installed with less difficulty than I had expected. Tuesday night and Wednesday it rained almost nonstop, the footing is currently under 12cm of water, I am not sure when work will resume, but I am pretty confident when it does the rest (21 pieces to go) will happen without too much trouble.
Mulherin Rigging and Cranes are installing the work and doing a beautiful job. I am just standing around taking photos, trying to look busy and doing my best to stay out of their way.

Monday, June 04, 2007

A Little Support

These are the support units that will hold the
steel 'skin' that is to come.
each unit has between 4 and 13 pieces that need to be welded up.
there are around 100 support pieces, in 9 different configurations,
some with left hand and right hand variations.
Rocklea Pressed metals are making these and the skin pieces
(The Locker Group are cutting and perforating the 'skin ' pieces in Melbourne,
which will be put together by RPM in Brisbane.)