- Activities Carried Out in till Date
- Activities Planned for February 2018
Work is well underway on structure and roof slab (final part) is to be scheduled for being cast on 7th February, 2018. The main girders would be cast by 11th February and removal of form work in main hall area would commence once the mandatory 28 day curing period of beams is over. Work on Mumty and machine room etc. is complete and the lift shaft is ready for accommodating the lift and its various related machinery.
In the remaining part of the building, work is well underway on all floors. This includes finishing works (masonry, plaster, PCC flooring, and installation of porcelain tiles), plumbing, electrification works and HVAC works. Work has also commenced on the front (North face) of the building. Sample brick cladding has been reviewed by Management and generally approved with comments. Also, in relation to facing works, coordination is being carried out with a vendor specializing in decorative grills so this very key architectural item might be prepared to the highest standards. For sports flooring, mats are being provided by a vendor and necessary coordination is being done with him in this aspect. The mats would be marked with “Badminton” and “Basketball” configuration. Keeping in view the limited space available on the plot, such arrangement would ensure maximum utility of the gymnasium / multi-purpose hall.
Work on Solar panels is also being carried out in parallel and a vendor of good repute is being coordinated with. The building would be “Green building” in real sense and almost 100% would be running on solar energy (with WAPDA and generator as back up sources). Keeping in view the fact that the building is designed to maximize use of natural light and ventilation, it is expected that minimal reliance would be needed on artificial lighting and cooling systems. For heating, Gas heaters are located in all rooms (inclusive of class rooms). Work related to cable trenches and HVAC related ducts is being carried out in corridor areas and through proper coordination of various focal persons so the different services are laid in a manner that would ensure easy access and maintenance in future. Access panels have been provided at all levels for that purpose in masonry shafts and the same are also planned to be provided in false ceiling at key locations.
Keeping in view the CDA requirements, a well thought out fire safety component is being worked on. This includes illuminated exit signs, fire alarms with central zoning control panel, fire hose reel cabinets, fire cylinders, and dedicated water supply with fire pumps and 2hr fire rated steel doors.
To ensure that maximum space is available on the off-set areas, the electrical room and generator have been shifted to the front (closer to main WAPDA power supply). This has freed up a lot of space on the South side which can be more efficiently used for outdoor activities.
Skylight would be detailed in a manner that’s different from that provided by Architect. The aim is to simplify the details without compromising the basic function of the sky light. 12 mm thick glass, tampered and ½ hr fire rated is to be used in sky lights which would be divided into frames with rubber gaskets to ensure better grip, water proofing and prevention of damage in earthquake. Also, septic tank for 1200 persons is planned which was not provided for in initial design.
Third floor columns ( main columns supporting the girders)
Roof slab and main girders
Basement ( Plaster work – on going )
Ground floor ( paint work base coat - ongoing )
1st floor ( Porcelain tiles , HVAC work )
2nd floor ( Porcelain tiles , HVAC work)
3rd floor ( Brick masonry – on going )
North ( front ) face elevation work – on going