We’re Ready for the Hollowcore Concrete Panels

Hanson Structural Precast confirmed our three truckloads of hollowcore concrete panels will arrive on Tuesday morning so we can start unloading (working) at 8:00 am. 

Bill Brown and his team are ready, and the weather looks perfect.

Completing the Steel

Larson Steel finished installing our steel columns and beams today.  Of course, this is a prerequisite to putting in the hollowcore concrete panels tomorrow.

We had to ensure there was always a three inch bearing surface on top of each beam.  This required moving some Nelson studs and trimming the ends of some beams.  We confirmed that our structural engineer, Innovative Structural Engineering, had verfied the conditions in each location where the steel beams were connected to either the concrete retaining walls, other steel beams, or steel columns.  Shane Lothrop confirmed each connection was acceptable.

Require 3 Inch Bearing Surface

The following photos show the conditions where we had to ensure there was a 3 inch bearing surface on the steel beams for the hollowocore concrete panels.

Nelson studs and W6x16 beam projecting into the 3 inch bearing surface for the hollowcore concrete panels.

Nelson studs and W6x16 beam projecting into the 3 inch bearing surface for the hollowcore concrete panels.

W6x16 flush beam projecting into the bearing surface.

W6x16 flush beam projecting into the bearing surface.

This W10x12 drop beam needs to be moved so our stairs can be at least 36 inches wide.

This W10x12 drop beam needs to be moved so our stairs can be at least 36 inches wide.

Making the Final Changes

Both Pete Larson’s team and Bill Brown’s team worked to ensure that we were prepared to place the 50 hollowcore concrete panels tomorrow morning.

The job site was busy as everyone made the final changes so we can place the hollowcore concrete panels tomorrow.

The job site was busy as everyone made the final changes so we can place the hollowcore concrete panels tomorrow.

Trimming the W14x43 steel beam and flange to the correct length.

Trimming the W14x43 steel beam and flange to the correct length.

Trimmed to size!

Trimmed to size!

 Ready to Place Hollowcore Concrete Panels Tomorrow

The site is looking good as all the preparation have been completed so we can place our hollowcore concrete panels tomorrow.

W14x43 steel beam with 3 inch clear bearing surface ready to receive the hollowcore concrete panels tomorrow morning.

W14x43 steel beam with 3 inch clear bearing surface ready to receive the hollowcore concrete panels tomorrow morning.

East side W14x43 steel beam is ready for the hollowcore concrete panels.

East side W14x43 steel beam is ready for the hollowcore concrete panels.

OK, we’re ready.

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