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RE: NEW stadium construction
Caught this little blurb in Harry's article about the future schedule (Buffalo home twice plus the UAB/UTSA news)

"shortly after Christmas, will begin pouring the foundation for the new stadium. "

http://www.odusports.com/ViewArticle.dbm...=211783040
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What are the wooden beams with notches in the ends for??
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(Yesterday 09:18 AM)Old Dominion Wrote:  What are the wooden beams with notches in the ends for??

Wooden beams? I think you are looking at the form for the concrete. They make the form out of wood then pour the concrete in to make the foundation. Doesnt look like the rebar has been installed yet but that should go in before they pour the concrete.
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Take a look at the beams that are laid out across the field
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(Yesterday 09:54 AM)Old Dominion Wrote:  Take a look at the beams that are laid out across the field

Those are to drive equipment from one side to another.
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RE: NEW stadium construction
Those are crane mats. Wouldn't be surprised to see a crane traversing across the field soon. I've seen a lot of you all asking for more details in layman's terms of some of the things going on. I work for a Heavy Civil Contractor, and we perform a lot of the work that is going on at the stadium, if and when I have time i'll try to chime in with my 2 cents.

We actually bid the piling portion of the project but were not successful. Based on what little bit that I have seen from the camera's, I'd guess they are in the ball park of 30-40% complete with driving pile.

The east side as someone has indicated the form work for the concrete footings has started. Once they get to a certain point, rebar (reinforcing steel) will be put into the forms, and then concrete poured. I wonder how they are going to handle this and pile driving activities at the same time. We typically try not to pour concrete within 120-150 ft of pile driving due to the vibrations on the concrete.

I have to say overall, i'm been impressed with the approach that SB Ballard has taken to managing, pushing this schedule. All along I thought the 9 month window was very daunting and was glad that we did not get the piling portion due to that constraint.
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Thanks Joelwj. I find this process very interesting and I don't know the first thing about heavy construction. Anything you can contribute is appreciated.
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(Yesterday 10:07 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  
(Yesterday 09:54 AM)Old Dominion Wrote:  Take a look at the beams that are laid out across the field

Those are to drive equipment from one side to another.

There's equipment on it at the 11:16 am still frame from today...
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(Yesterday 11:21 AM)joelwj Wrote:  Those are crane mats. Wouldn't be surprised to see a crane traversing across the field soon. I've seen a lot of you all asking for more details in layman's terms of some of the things going on. I work for a Heavy Civil Contractor, and we perform a lot of the work that is going on at the stadium, if and when I have time i'll try to chime in with my 2 cents.

We actually bid the piling portion of the project but were not successful. Based on what little bit that I have seen from the camera's, I'd guess they are in the ball park of 30-40% complete with driving pile.

The east side as someone has indicated the form work for the concrete footings has started. Once they get to a certain point, rebar (reinforcing steel) will be put into the forms, and then concrete poured. I wonder how they are going to handle this and pile driving activities at the same time. We typically try not to pour concrete within 120-150 ft of pile driving due to the vibrations on the concrete.

I have to say overall, i'm been impressed with the approach that SB Ballard has taken to managing, pushing this schedule. All along I thought the 9 month window was very daunting and was glad that we did not get the piling portion due to that constraint.

Thanks Joel!
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RE: NEW stadium construction
(Yesterday 11:21 AM)joelwj Wrote:  Those are crane mats. Wouldn't be surprised to see a crane traversing across the field soon. I've seen a lot of you all asking for more details in layman's terms of some of the things going on. I work for a Heavy Civil Contractor, and we perform a lot of the work that is going on at the stadium, if and when I have time i'll try to chime in with my 2 cents.

We actually bid the piling portion of the project but were not successful. Based on what little bit that I have seen from the camera's, I'd guess they are in the ball park of 30-40% complete with driving pile.

The east side as someone has indicated the form work for the concrete footings has started. Once they get to a certain point, rebar (reinforcing steel) will be put into the forms, and then concrete poured. I wonder how they are going to handle this and pile driving activities at the same time. We typically try not to pour concrete within 120-150 ft of pile driving due to the vibrations on the concrete.

I have to say overall, i'm been impressed with the approach that SB Ballard has taken to managing, pushing this schedule. All along I thought the 9 month window was very daunting and was glad that we did not get the piling portion due to that constraint.

A football field is 53 yards wide, correct? So just the distance across the field is 159 feet. Add that the piles are slightly further back they might be well beyond those tolerance levels.
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Joel, what are you thoughts/comments, if any, on pouring these footings in cold weather? Think they will be using a warming additive, what's the likelyhood of a good cure, and what are the chances of cracking in these footings later on?
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All concrete cracks. You just engineer everything to minimize it. Such as putting in fiber to bind better. Or other additives.
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