The temporary fencing is up and the construction crews are on-site this week to work on the Saint Mary’s lot west of the main Mary Free Bed building and in the Schnitz lot. The islands in the parking will be removed and you can expect to see a new layer of asphalt next week.
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.