Wednesday, May 29, 2013

From the latest Construction Alert: Forest City aims for second shift (until 11 pm) at B2 site; 50 trucks coming on June 4 for concrete pour

Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Ratner is turning up the pace at the site for the B2 modular tower, aiming to work a second shift, until 11 pm, on weekdays. That request is pending Department of Buildings approval, which, based on past history with arena construction, is almost assured.

That's according to the latest two-week Atlantic Yards Construction Alert, dated 5/27/13 and distributed yesterday by Empire State Development (after preparation by Forest City).

The document also describes a plan for 50 concrete truck deliveries on June 4 to complete a mat slab foundation. During that day, the pedestrian walkway outside the site, at Dean Street and Flatbush Avenue.

On another, unspecified day, the foundation walls will be poured, and 25 concrete trucks will make deliveries. And work on Saturdays will continue from 7 am to 6 pm.

Excerpts from the document
• The second and final Mat Slab concrete pour is scheduled for June 4th. The day of the pour there will be approximately 50 concrete trucks delivering to the site during the course of the day. A separate logistics plan has been submitted and approved by the OEM for this work. As with the first concrete pour for the mat slab, trucks will be unloading the concrete behind the MPT barrier on Dean Street and utilizing the Pacific Street queue area when needed in order to avoid queuing and idling on Dean Street and/or adjacent roadways. The pedestrian walkway will be closed during this operation; a flag person will be posted to direct pedestrians.
• Pouring of the concrete foundation walls will start during this reporting period. The day of the pour there will be 25 concrete trucks delivery to the site during the course of the day. A separate logistics plan has been submitted and approved by the OEM for this work.
• Construction Activities are scheduled for upcoming Saturdays. Work hours will be 7am till 6pm, pending DOB approval. Work will include, installing reinforcement steel for mat slab and walls, formwork, general clean up.
• A request has been made to the DOB to extend the work hours Monday through Friday. The work day will be extended to up to 11pm pending DOB approval. Construction activities will be limited to installing rebar in the foundation walls. No deliveries will be made during this shift
Atlantic Yards Construction Alert 5-27-2013

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