Downtown Ithaca’s Cayuga Place Residences project shows forward progress on construction in the past two weeks, as two more precast hollow-core concrete decks have been installed for floors two and three. Steel cross-beam assembly is done before each deck is installed, and by the looks of it, the fourth floor is just about ready for its floor.
The seams between each deck plank are covered over with a concrete topping or filler, a process referred to as “leveling and grouting” the plank floor. Often times, a steel mesh of welded wire is installed over top, then a concrete topping mix to finish the surface (depends on the type of floor that has been engineered, and the planks used). On top of that of course, carpet/tile, etc.- finished floor materials go in.
The project is being developed by Bloomfield/Schon + Partners, with construction by Turnbull-Wahlert Construction, both firms out of Cincinnati, Ohio. The building will be 7-stories, 45 apartment units, with a total of 49,244 gross square feet.
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