Cleveland MMCC 9/11 Moment of Silence set for Friday, Sept. 9 at 8:45 a.m.
Project Updates :: September 7, 2011
On Friday, September 9 at 8:47 a.m. ET, Turner Construction temporarily halted all operations on the Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center (Cleveland MMCC) job site to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and to pause and remember those who gave their lives on that day and those who continue to sacrifice for our freedom.
The Cleveland MMCC 9/11 Moment of Silence was called by three horn blasts from Carlos Figueroa, Jr., Turner site safety manager, suspending all work on the job with approximately 200 onsite workers shutting down equipment and suspending all operations for two minutes. Work resumed with the sounding of three additional horn blasts two minutes later.
Turner Construction provided “Never Forget” hard hat stickers and Red, White and Blue head bandannas to every worker on the Cleveland MMCC job site. A flag pole with an American flag was placed at the top of the Lakeside Avenue Truck Entrance. The Cleveland MMCC work site will also fly an American flag on the work site from Friday, September 9 through Monday, September 12 as a tribute to 9/11 victims.
Work continues on prepping the existing concrete columns to receive new steel column jackets. The installation of 13 of a total of 22 steel jackets will take place this week. The steel contractor is mobilizing with the steel erection crane (a Manitowoc 888) and support equipment and, by week’s end, will start receiving the beginning of a total of 96 truss segments for the new ballroom.
Under Lakeside Avenue, Turner completed erecting the nine new columns last week and is performing the load transfer from temporary shoring to the new permanent columns and foundations. Foundation work continues at the walls and pile caps. Water proofing and back-filling also continue as walls are poured. On the future Convention Center site south of Lakeside Avenue, the two-month process of drilling and pouring deep foundation caissons is nearly completed. All 66 deep foundation caissons have been drilled down to nearly
180 feet in solid bedrock with only three remaining to be filled with rebar and concrete. Foundation and wall work at the Concourse and Exhibit Hall levels continued at AA and BB column lines.
The team will continue to form and place reinforcement in the East Concourse for the second of three elevated concrete deck pours. The team will position the first of three concrete slab on grade placements against Public Auditorium this week.
Turner continues forming for the second foundation wall pour along St. Clair Avenue. The team has begun assembling steel reinforcement and is forming for the grade beams in the loading dock area.
Significant concrete pours continue throughout the construction site with the first section of the south wall, concrete slab decking, and the grade pour for the East Concourse level occurring this week. The concrete slab decking was approximately 300 cubic yards. Mechanical, plumbing, and electrical rough-ins work continues and grade beams are scheduled to begin at the west Loading Dock this week.
On the future Medical Mart site, the lower wall continues north to south with the upper mat rebar scheduled to arrive within the next few weeks. Final sanitary and storm lines tie-ins continue along St. Clair Avenue and metal decking work will begin shortly at the G line wall. Turner will place the fifth of six sections of foundation walls for the Medical Mart building. The team will also begin the upper mat forming and reinforcing steel placements for the first of three mass concrete placements. The first of the mass concrete placements will consist of 1,500 cubic yards of concrete. In the weeks to come, the team will prepare for the second and third placements, which will consist of 4,000 cubic yards and 1,000 cubic yards of concrete, respectively.
Public Auditorium separation work is nearing completion with plumbing work at 97% complete and concrete in-fill work in the Chair Space and Mechanical Storage Room expected to be completed by the end of September. Turner is continuing to finalize the punchlist. The team is preparing for next week’s start on the Auditorium’s below-street-level exterior masonry work.