Tying Up Loose Ends
In its design, the multi-story parking deck at the Grundy Town Center has an eleven cable barrier system to prevent vehicles from falling should they run past the wheel stops. This system is supplied and installed by a company called Dywidag. They are more commonly known in this area for their use of ceiling mining bolts. The photo above shows the system prior to the stressing of the cables.
The photo above shows the hydraulic jack in use. The machine will place and hold over 7,000 lbs. of stress on the cables to ensure their structural integrity.
The completed barrier system will withstand an excess of 18,000 lbs. of force on just three cables. Our system contains eleven cables to ensure the fullest extent of protection available for the safety of Grundy Town Center’s patrons. This cable system also serves as pedestrian fall protection.
Final testing and commissioning of the cartveyor system at the Grundy Town Center was conducted this week. As seen in the above photo, patrons will ride down the escalator from the third level retail center with their shopping cart in sight at all times. You will also notice that shopping carts remain horizontal, so as not to spill their contents.
Final paving operations were completed as scheduled last week at the Grundy Town Center. Inspectors were on-site at all times to ensure proper depth and densities were acquired. Work was completed using local contractors.