Post House, while on a tight urban infill site, is still designed by Wallman Architects in such a way that the building's first two floors are set apart from those that will rise above, delineating the building's ground level functions and amenities level apart from the suites above.
As the ground floor functions and amenities all represent unique features in the building, forms to create the columns and walls have to be built specially for each of these floors. That keeps the carpenters busy and the concrete formers waiting a little longer. It means that it can take two or three times as long to complete one of these floors in comparison with the tower floors above.
That's what we are seeing here: between last month's report and this one, there's quite noticeable progress, but we're not seeing the number of floors being added yet as will be the case soon.
From our perch over the project at the back, we can see preparations for the second floor ceiling/third floor slab under way. Workers (above and in more detail below) lay a grid work of steel rebar which will be the source of the slab's great strength. Where pipes and wires will pass through the floor slab you see small aluminum caps. Once the concrete is poured, the caps come off, ready for services to pass through.
Vertical rebar members sticking up through the floor will lock columns above and below together when the concrete is poured to extend them again. The orange forms behind now hide similar grounds of rebar in anticipation of the walls being poured.
As they are getting on to the typical floors now, we expect more dramatic progress by the end of September, and we'll be back again to check in then. If you want to know more about Alterra's Post House now, click on our dataBase page for the project, linked below. Get in on the conversation in one of the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.
|Related Companies:||Alterra Group of Companies, Milborne Group, Schollen & Company, U31, Wallman Architects|