Vertical sun shades were placed on the outside of the Centre for Engineering Innovation Friday by a team consisting of a crane operator and construction workers on the ground and roof who carefully positioned the wood composite beams into slots attached to the building’s front.
Another Phase II milestone was reached Friday when the main steel staircase was installed in the building’s atrium area.
The 10,500 lb. structure was put into place in one piece during an hour-long dance between a large crane and a forklift.
Once complete, the staircase will appear to “float” in the middle of the room, with its structure contained in a steel beam running through its centre. The beam will also contain the staircase’s mandatory fire prevention sprinkler system.