Lots going on with the turn of the calendar to November. Earth is being moved, steam pipes have been delivered, and fence wrap has been installed. Here’s what we know after today’s construction meeting:
*Work on the northeast section of the steam tunnel is underway. Workers are excavating right now. Rebar, which is used to form the tunnel foundation and walls, is scheduled to arrive on site Monday.
*Steam pipe has been delivered for the northwest section of the steam tunnel (just south of Manchester). The pipes could be put in place by early next week.
*Grading is in full throttle in the basement area. The grading machines, or “scrapers,” will be on site through next week. Workers could start laying out the elevator pits the week after that.
*The site will be divided into four quadrants for the pouring of foundations, which is expected to begin in about a month. The first pour will be in quadrant D (northwest section of the basement area), and the construction team will work its way around from D to C to B to A.
*Fence wrap has been installed on the north and west sides of the construction site. Special thanks to Jeremy Blake in Physical Plant for making this happen. The visual aesthetics of the site have improved, to be sure.