Elevator & escalator foundation activities
Thanks to the unseasonably mild temperatures and sunny days, forming and pouring of the escalator and elevator pit walls moved forward this week without delay. Production was accelerated by the use of steel forming panels as opposed to conventional forming systems.
Progress was also made in forming and pouring of the Atrium stairwell stem-walls using the same procedure as above.
Additional erosion control activities took place at the current stockpile of soils that were generated from excavation of the foundation system for the parking deck. Temporary seeding utilizing hydroseeding methods is yet another effort to ensure the protection of the Levisa River. The grass that will grow on the soil will act as a binder to prevent excess material from spilling into the river system, thus protecting the beauty and quality of the waterway that meanders through the heart of Grundy.