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December 2023 construction update

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

Update / Teade No. 198

November witnessed a lot of visible progress on the site as the structure rises back up from the depths of the excavation. /// November tõi endaga kaasa silmnähtavaid edusamme KESKUSe ehitamise juures ja hoone hakkab kaevesügavustest tagasi tänavatasemele kerkima.

Basement construction on the north part of the site has progressed well during this time. Grade beams to interconnect the caisson caps have been formed and have been poured full of concrete. The below slab structure was backfilled and then covered with the basement slab that will be the actual basement floor. /// Objekti põhjapoolse osa keldriehitus on selle aja jooksul hästi edenenud. Kassonotste omavaheliseks ühendamiseks said moodustatud astmetalad, mis on valatud betooni täis. Allpool olev plaadikonstruktsioon täideti ja kaeti seejärel betooniga, millest saab tegelik keldripõrand millel eestlase jalg saab sammuma.

Looking ahead, the vertical structure is being formed as construction approaches grade level. Shotcrete will be used to form the walls around the basement during the first half of December. A tent will be erected over the tunnels to maintain heat as the TTC undertakes the tunnel remediation work. /// Tulevikku vaadates hakkab kerkima vertikaalne struktuur, kui ehitustöö küünib tänava tasemele. Detsembri esimesel poolel hakatakse keldrit ümbritsevate seinte moodustamiseks kasutama kivibetooni. Tunnelite kohale püstitatakse soojuse säilitamiseks telk, TTC tunnelite korrastustööde võimaldamiseks.

People on a construction site
Priit Parro & Maarja Merivoo-Parro from Estonia practicing the 'up' button for the KESKUS elevator.

The rebar for the vertical columns are being placed and will be formed before they are poured. This all is happening over the course of December. /// Vertikaalsete sammaste armatuur paigaldatakse ja see moodustatakse enne nende sammaste betoonivalamist. See kõik toimub detsembrikuu jooksul.

Sincere thanks goes to the Government of Canada through FedDev Ontario for its support of courtyard construction, read more about this generous support here. /// Siiras tänu Kanada valitsusele FedDev Ontario kaudu praeguste ehitustööde toetamise eest. Lisateavet selle helde toetuse kohta lugege siit.

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