Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

News Release

September 05, 2012
August 2012 Student Housing Construction Update

Pouring Mud, Stinging Steel, Measuring Twice and Cutting Once

With the parking foundations and vertical walls completed in June and July, the residential floor foundation work and vertical unit wall installation began in August. The foundation for the residences and common areas was completed on August 24.

Framing is expected to progress at the remarkable rate of one floor every three-and-a-half weeks. As seen in the following update, residential layouts became more visible throughout August as the site was prepared for concrete pours (mud pours) on August 16 and 24.


Student Housing Overview

August 1: Following the addition of plywood floors, workers begin installation of rebar support structure on the west side of the complex.

Student Housing Overview

August 8: Rebar installation continues and unit wall footing construction begins.

Infrastructure and room layouts now complete on the west side

August 15: Infrastructure and room layouts now complete on the west side and area ready for concrete "mud" pouring the next morning. The network of electrical lines is now visible for both the east and west sides of the residential complex.

Rebar supply for foundation work on east side of complex

August 15: Rebar supply for foundation work on east side of complex.

Close-up of rebar anchoring

August 15: Close-up of rebar anchoring.

Close-up of rebar and unit wall footing construction

August 15: Close-up of rebar and unit wall footing construction.

Unit wall footing outline

August 15: Unit wall footing outline.

View of more residential unit room footings

August 15: View of more residential unit room footings.

Construction of north wall along property line and forming emergency exit route

Construction of north wall along property line and forming emergency exit route

August 15: Construction of north wall along property line and forming emergency exit route.

View of underground parking and residential housing foundation forms

August 15: View of underground parking and residential housing foundation forms.

View of temporary underground support of second level foundation work

August 15: View of temporary underground support of second level foundation work.

Temporary vertical wall supports for ground level parking structure, pending completion of lagging

August 15: Temporary vertical wall supports for ground level parking structure, pending completion of lagging.

Concrete pour commences on complex west side

August 16: Concrete pour commences on complex west side.

Concrete pour continues with student residential unit layout now visibly outlined

August 16: Concrete pour continues with student residential unit layout now visibly outlined.

Cement delivery staging

August 24: Cement delivery staging on 7th Street with cement pouring occurring at the rate of one truck every 6 minutes.

Cement crane on Westmoreland Avenue

August 24: Cement crane on Westmoreland Avenue pumps 800 cubic yards of concrete to form the east podium deck.

Workers pour cement "mud" from crane hose into foundation forms

August 24: Workers pour cement "mud" from crane hose into foundation forms.

Cement is leveled and smoothed after pouring

August 24: Cement is leveled and smoothed after pouring.

Cement finish work continues

August 24: Cement finish work continues.

Close-up of Level 2 foundation

August 24: Close-up of Level 2 foundation and apartment unit outline.

installation of wood framing

August 24: "Measure twice, cut once": Construction workers begin installation of wood framing for the units.

installation of steel beams

August 24: "Stinging steel" or the installation of steel beams begins at residential complex 7th Street entrance.

review construction plans and obtaining hardhats

August 27: (left to right) Sheila Sha, Law Review Managing Editor; Adam Gertz, Law Journal Managing Editor; Dean Parrish; and Anastasia Sagorsky, TAHP Chair meet in construction trailer to review construction plans and obtain hardhats for site visit.


Two bedroom unit construction plans

August 27: Two bedroom unit construction plans.


visit Level 2 of the student housing construction site

August 27: (left to right) Dean Parrish; Anastasia Sagorsky, TAHP Chair; Harout Dimijian, Law Review Editor-in-Chief (in yellow); and Alex Rosenblum, Law Journal Editor-in-Chief visit Level 2 of the student housing construction site to view vertical walls and unit outlines.

future two-bedroom living room

August 29: Southwestern's Chief Operating Officer Janice Manis and Assistant Dean James Camp stand in the future two-bedroom Unit 205 living room.

Level two east hallway

August 29: Level two east hallway and Unit 228 outline.

Panelized wall system installation

August 29: Panelized wall system installation on Level 2 southwest side.

panelized wall installation nearly complete

August 29: Project Manager Ted Snyder and Southwestern's Chief Financial Officer Paul Kalush enter Unit 220 where panelized wall installation is nearly complete.

Close-up of vertical smart wall system

August 29: Close-up of vertical smart wall system. Southwestern is among the first to utilize this cutting-edge technology, reducing the need for sheer walls and plywood.

Close-up of bathroom wall construction

August 29: Close-up of bathroom wall construction.

steel I-beam installation

August 29: View of steel I-beam installation along 7th Street entrance.

stair entry to housing complex

August 29: View of 7th Street stair entry to housing complex.

Overview of site

August 30: Overview of site showing in-progress unit vertical wall installation along west side, hallway and apartment outlines on east side and location of "The Pearl" at the center of the complex.