A Construction Update

It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been a year full of challenges and new experiences, but with the holiday season rapidly approaching, we all have reason to give thanks. 

On the site of the new Kam Memar Lower School, contractors are thankful for recent sunny skies and subsequent progress. Since our previous update, the final sections of the foundation wall system have been installed, and structural steel erection has begun. New South Construction has taken full advantage of the weather, as well as a second crane and a steel erection crew, which have allowed for the installation of nearly half the building’s steel frame in half the time originally allotted.

Over the coming month, steel crews will create the building’s shape and structure, while concrete crews follow and place elevated concrete slabs. Once the floor slabs are poured, visible activity will accelerate with the installation of the building’s exterior skin and interior electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. 

The next major milestone for the project will be the “topping out” of the structure, or the placement of the final major beam. Following the topping out, crews will begin to construct the roof system to help protect the building from the elements and allow for work on the interior finishes.