The team has been very busy in the last few weeks. Most of the walls have been closed with sheetrock. They have been taped and sanded and will soon be ready to be painted. Installation of the plywood backing of the cove wall in Studio 1 has completed. However, the big excitement was the delivery and installation of the catwalk for Studio 2!
The bottom half of the west wall of Studio 2 has been taped and sanded. This is the wall where the easel will be located.
Walls in Studio 1 and 2 have been taped and sanded and are ready for painting.
The cove wall has been sheetrocked and the plywood has been installed. It is ready for the installation of the fiberglass cove pieces.
Iron workers unload pieces of the catwalk from the delivery truck on a very cold November morning. These pieces will be bolted and welded together from the ceiling in Studio 2 in the Imaging Lab.
Steel hoops are bolted to the ceiling and act as supports for the catwalk that will hang over Studio 2 in the Imaging Lab.
Iron workers place the steel supports for the base of the catwalk.
Iron workers place the final pieces of steel on the frame hoops for the catwalk.
Sometimes adjustments need to be made in the field. Here an iron worker is smoothing down the welds on the steel supports of the catwalk.
The catwalk frame has been hung along with half of the galvanized steel grating that will be used as the floor of the catwalk.
Iron workers use a chainfall to slowly raise the ladder into an upright position so that they can place it against the wall to weld it into place by the catwalk.
TADA! The ladder is in place!
The Coordination Group received a tour of the Imaging Lab including the newly installed catwalk in Studio 2. The Coordination Group has been instrumental in determining the layout of the Imaging Lab as well as space and equipment needs.