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In June, Stego Wrap is laid across the entire floor as a vapor barrier to lock out moisture. The Construction team then applied a layer of sand over the Stego Wrap prior to installing rebar. Diamond blockouts were placed around each of the future support columns to ensure easy separation between the column and slab. Next, concrete was poured, smoothed, and marked with a running chalk line. From there, crews began erecting steel as the primary support for the cleanroom ceiling panels and all ancillary components for the mezzanine and air handler units (AHUs). Construction crews also prepped the mezzanine for concrete by installing rebar to reinforce the platform.
In July, Construction crews poured the concrete platform for the mezzanine, which will house the air handler units (AHUs) for DSP2. Crews also installed steel structures, as well as the vent systems that will eventually connect to the AHUs. This was followed by placement of support for ducting, piping, AHUs, and AES cleanroom ceilings. Finally, crews installed insulation around the ducts that will be connected to the AHUs located on top of the mezzanine.
In August, Construction crews installed the AHUs on the mezzanine and began installation of the AES Clean Technology ceilings for DSP2. Mounts were then placed on the floor, allowing the crew to make excellent progress on the installation of walls. Finally, additional work was executed on the placement of ducting and lights throughout DSP2.