This last week has been a busy one. Monday started at 4am and our journey to Birmingham to start work on erecting all the steelwork for the Kennedy Memorial.
Thanks to the capable skills of our engineer, Rob Longley and my two co-workers Mark and Nick we managed to raise the structure in five days.
Our very great thanks to Dave Peebles of the Custard Factory for all his considerable assistance and Mike Hopkins and his very friendly and helpful staff at South & City College who gave our steel sheets safe accommodation until they could be fixed to the framework.
STEELWORK ARRIVES ON SITE
GALVANISED STEEL FRAMES RAISED, BOLTED TOGETHER AND FIXED TO BUILDING STRUCTURE (SEEN FROM ABOVE)
THE SEVEN STEEL FRAMES ARE NOW IN PLACE AND THE CORTEN AND STAINLESS STEEL SHEETS ARE INSTALLED
BY WEDNESDAY EVENING ALL THE LOWER SHEETS HAVE BEEN FIXED AND THE 16.500M BY 4.500M FRAME IS FULLY INSTALLED
MARK WORKING ON INSTALLING THE FIRST CORTEN STEEL LETTERING PANEL OVER THE STAINLESS STEEL BACKING SHEETS
YESTERDAY (FRIDAY 14TH DEC) ALL METALWORK COMPLETED ON AN EXTREMELY WET AND WINDY SITE READY FOR THE MOSAIC ELEMENTS