If you’ve been to Yonge and Eglinton recently you would have noticed the Minto30Roe tower that’s rising up over the neighbourhood. We’re excited to see how quickly the tower is taking shape! With the warm summer weather approaching, lot’s of activity is happening on site. The team is now pouring concrete for the 15th floor, meaning we’re almost half-way to the top! The windows are being installed up to the 6th floor, and steel stud framing is up to the 4th floor for corridors. They are also now starting to frame the suite layouts from the ground floor up – it’s great to start seeing your new home come to life!
Time for a little Construction 101: For a quick and efficient process of pouring the concrete on each floor, the 30Roe team uses fly forms. Fly forms are a type of formwork that expedites the forming process when the building progresses above grade and the floor layouts are more regular and repetitive on each floor. For Minto30Roe the typical floors are from 8 to 34. A type of mold, made of large trusses, is assembled between columns and walls and covered with plywood where the concrete is poured. Once the plywood is in place, the bottom reinforcing steel is placed, electrical conduit, sleeving for mechanical lines and any in-slab duct is placed, followed by the top layer of steel and, finally, concrete.
Once a slab is poured and the concrete is strong enough, the entire mold of trusses is flown out of the structure using the towercrane, and landed on top of the new slab, ready for concrete to be poured in. Fly forms help move the floor forming along quickly! Take a look at this aerial shots to see how Minto30Roe is taking shape in the neighbourhood!