Friday, November 16, 2012

Hodge Hall: Week 27 -- The view from my desk

Workers are at the ready to guide a beam into place atop the Hodge Hall addition.

The steel frame you see at the end of the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center building is the fourth of six sections, which means the frame is more than halfway complete!

While the students are gone next week, workers will do a little work on the inside of the building. The water to the undergraduate building will be shut off on Monday so that they can work on the plumbing in restrooms that are being renovated.

Corrugated metal is used as a base for the floor. Wire grids
will be placed on top before the cement is poured.

On Tuesday, workers will begin pouring cement on the upper floors of the framework on the 10th Street side. Corrugated metal is used as a base for the floor, and wire grids will be placed on top of those before the cement is poured to help lock everything into place.

The cement has to be pumped from the ground level with a special truck, which I'm told is interesting to watch.

Check back on Nov. 30th for the next Hodge Hall update. In the meantime, enjoy your time off, and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Kelley School!

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