We currently have 15 trailers full of steel that are being installed. Our first piece of steel was placed on September 10.
Fun fact: the first third of the new Mary Free Bed building is 500 tons, which is equal to one 747 jetliner or 250 average weight (4,000 lbs) cars.
The precast for the new Mary Free Bed building is set to arrive tomorrow. Since the hospital is located in a city environment, there’s no extra room to store the panels on our site until the construction workers are ready to hang them on the building.
Kerkstra Precast, located in Grandville, Mich, is producing our concrete precast panels that will transform our new building from a steel structure into an enclosed building.
Concrete precast fun facts:
Some of the panels are up to 40 feet long
The approximate panel count is 515 panels, which amounts to 74,778 square feet/1,606.41 cubic yards
The heaviest piece is around 46,100 lbs.
Watch the latest Mary Free Bed Construction timelapse video from October 20 - November 18, 2013.
Things are moving along on Mary Free Bed's construction site. View recent images.