Date: 16/06/2010

Photo’s of today’s progress:

Fixing in the top tabs.

The builders in their gear.

View from the Museum bridge.

Lifting the corner fins and tabs construction to fix into place.

Lifting the smal ‘L’ short side construction to fix into place.  

Both corners and short sides done.

The end of the day. Big ‘L’ fin and tab construction complete!

The structure is progressing on-site! The long ‘L’ is being built and the fins are now being assembled.

The past few days in the workshop have involved ensuring the logistics work smoothly, so that the fins are ready to be delivered on site to schedule.

Using the Festool to trim the edges of the fins

The fins arriving on site

 

Construction begins!

Installing the camera to overlook the site. The camera will take stop-motion images which can be made into a film of the construction process.

Checking the progress of Reflective Room against the scale model

Double checking the production process is to schedule.

Today we tested glueing and clamping 4 fins piled on top of each other to reduce the process time and found out it works ok, so from now on this is how the glueing will take place.

Using machine sanders to smooth the surface of the fins

Marking the individual fins for easy identification

Hand finishing the fins

Using the heat gun to speed up the glue setting process

Setting up the clamps for the next fin

Unscrewing the clamps from the fin

Using an electrical sander to smooth the surface of the fin

Hand finishing the fins

Evolution of the jigs during the production process to maximise efficiency and quality

Reflective Room fins numbered and lined up ready for assembly

The Work continues in the workshop to get the parts ready for the construction on-site.