Upcoming Community Meeting on Transbay Construction Activities:
The Transbay Transit Center excavation is more than 75% complete! The job site is bustling with activity and there is an upcoming community meeting with a construction progress update.
When: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 12:00 noon
Why: To learn more about current construction activities, such as remaining excavation, micropile and geothermal installation, cross lot bracing, waterproofing, and concrete pouring.
Where: The community meeting will be held from 12:00 noon until 1:00 PM at the TJPA offices located at 201 Mission Street, Suite 2100.
What: Community Meeting: Transbay Construction Update
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the Transbay center, you should know that construction is proceeding quite nicely (75% complete with excavation, not to be confused with total project completion). At the last SFAR Board of Directors meeting I attended, a representative from the Transbay project was present to provide an update, and I have to say that I found the entire excavation process to be rather fascinating. But hey, your mileage may vary.
While the above-ground part of the building promises to be rather spectacular, it is fascinating how much work has to happen below ground before any “visible” construction above ground happens. From making sure that neighboring buildings aren’t impacted during construction to preventing water seepage into the site from areas that are below the water-table, the entire excavation process is really rather interesting. It gives you an appreciation of how much planning and engineering go into the final product, and just how many details have to be nailed exactly right – when you get to a project of this size it is pretty impressive!
I’m planning on attending the meeting on July 17, schedule permitting. So if you will be going and recognize me, take a moment to introduce yourself. It is always a pleasure to meet our readers – you are a diverse and interesting group of people!