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Old January 23rd, 2011, 04:37 PM   #5301
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Looks like some more cladding has been added judging by your pictures Manchester Planner.
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 08:08 PM   #5302
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Looks like some more cladding has been added judging by your pictures Manchester Planner.
They must be focusing a bit more on cladding right now because concrete pouring varies greatly according to weather conditions.
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 09:38 PM   #5303
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 11:16 PM   #5304
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Old January 24th, 2011, 01:19 AM   #5305
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Old January 24th, 2011, 02:08 PM   #5306
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been following this one for the last year. Does anyone know why they have chosen to go with concrete floors now? It seems very odd. I can't see why they cant just have steel floors all the way up. It's slowed construction down alot
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Old January 24th, 2011, 02:45 PM   #5307
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I think its likely that the floors will be residential from there upwards, some mixed use developments do use two strutural types for different reasons. Concrete is favoured in residential parts of developments for its thermal, acoustic and fireproofing properties, also because smaller spans are required for residential floors which is usually one of the resons steel is chosen for offices as it can span great distances.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 03:44 PM   #5308
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Old January 24th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #5309
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Old January 24th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #5310
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been following this one for the last year. Does anyone know why they have chosen to go with concrete floors now? It seems very odd. I can't see why they cant just have steel floors all the way up. It's slowed construction down alot
It's got something to do with soundproofing and EU regulations.



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oh....and it's not European Regulations....It's Part E of the Building Regulations (GB and NI).
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Old January 24th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #5311
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Being refurbished (new lick of paint, checking the metalwork, etc) - been quite a while since they started. Think it's nearly finished.
Yeah, they are doing decoration work on all bridges in time for the Olympics I think.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #5312
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wow excellent design. Pyramid in London....epic
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Old January 24th, 2011, 09:48 PM   #5313
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Odd that they don't have the same concrete pouring options like we have here in the hinterlands! There's many options for prepping concrete for cold weather, so I don't see why this has slowed down so much. Anyone have any opinions? We're pouring a floor a week here in -17 weather! Of course we're not nearly 50 floors up!
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Old January 25th, 2011, 01:22 AM   #5314
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We can't forget internal work must also be going on, it's not all about floors and cladding.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 11:42 AM   #5315
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they have started pouring the concrete floors today
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Old January 25th, 2011, 03:07 PM   #5316
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Great news then!
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Old January 25th, 2011, 03:26 PM   #5317
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Odd that they don't have the same concrete pouring options like we have here in the hinterlands! There's many options for prepping concrete for cold weather, so I don't see why this has slowed down so much. Anyone have any opinions? We're pouring a floor a week here in -17 weather! Of course we're not nearly 50 floors up!
How is toronto the hinterlands?
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Old January 25th, 2011, 03:43 PM   #5318
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He never siad Toronto was in the Hinterlands
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Old January 25th, 2011, 03:51 PM   #5319
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How is toronto the hinterlands?
It's not, but concrete pours here at -17C and also in places like Winnepeg in weather much colder than this. It's more of a joke on Canada's current coldspell. I'm just curious why they don't treat the concrete for cold weather pouring. I am aware it's not always below freezing in London, especially in the city. It's just a curiosity.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 07:08 PM   #5320
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they have started pouring the concrete floors today
I think that deserves a cool cucumber
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