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Monday, March 24, 2014

Itís Whatís Inside that Counts (March 21)

UAS FH Construction Update for 3/21/2014

It’s What’s Inside that Counts (March 21)

My Dear Ol’ Mom use to tell me “ It’s what’s inside that counts”.  She was typically referring to the character of an individual.  My coach would use the same saying during our half time pep-talk when we were getting beat by the other team.

 

Today at the construction site they were covering up all of the wonderful structural steel and I could not help but think of the same saying  “ It’s what’s inside that counts.”   

 

Red Iron Cross bracing framed with CFS  /  Now covered with Plywood

Red Iron Framing2
Red Iron Framing2
                   
Red Iron Covered2
Red Iron Covered2



 

As a Civil Engineer, I take a preference to all of the civil/structural engineering items that have gone into the UAS Freshman Resident Housing project.  I have eagerly watched foundation soils compacted, concrete foundations poured, Cold Formed Steel (CFS) framed into earthquake resistant shear walls, trusses span wide distances and red iron steel raised skyward over 5 floors.  Then, each of these items have all been hidden from view by plywood, water barrier and insulation.  

Today was a little sad for me as the contractor covered up the last of the red iron, never to be seen again.  Now I can only take solstice in knowing It’s what’s inside that counts.

 

 

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