On Saturday, January 7th, winter storm Helena visited Boston. The construction crew braved the elements and did not let the blizzard slow them down. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, the new residence hall project is still on track to open in August 2018.
The crew waterproofed the site and then rebar was strategically placed within the section that had not yet been filled with concrete. Rebar is reinforcement steel used as a tension device to strengthen and hold the concrete in place.
Massive snow tarps were lowered to the site by the Tower Crane.
Crew members rolled out the tarps as carefully and quickly as possible to make sure nothing was exposed.
The snow tarps protected the area overnight.
The following morning, crew members shoveled off the snow and the crane operator removed each tarp one by one.