Foundation Work in Full Swing at New Campus

Foundation Work in Full Swing at New Campus

Following the completion of ground stabilization work in August, construction of the foundations for the new campus buildings is proceeding at a rapid pace. To date, the ground area beneath the 10,918m2 North Building and 3,915m2 South Building has been excavated to a depth of about 2 meters and the concrete slab poured for the North Building. The tops of the piles that were driven 30 - 40 meters down to the bedrock have been capped and are being fitted with connecting guides for the steel columns that will be placed on top of them. At the same time, scaffolding and other preparations are being made for the formwork that will be used in pouring the concrete footings and stem walls. 

With two 90t crawler cranes towering over the worksite, it is exciting to see the outlines of the building foundations take shape and to get a sense of the true scale of the new campus. Construction remains on schedule, having now surpassed the 5% completion mark overall, with foundation work scheduled to continue into October, after which erection of the steel framework will begin.
 

More videos and photos are available in the New Campus Construction album in YIS Photos.

Ground stabilization work in progress in early August.

Two specialized pile boring machines insert concrete and steel piles into the bedrock.

View of North Building foundation slab.

Scaffolding and other preparations being made for the formwork that will be used in pouring the concrete footings and stem walls. 

Concrete slab and column guides in place for foundation work under the performing arts wing of the North Building. Red lines on the column guides indicate floor level.

 

One of 126 piles being inserted 30 - 40 meters into the bedrock to stabilize the ground beneath the foundation of the buildings.