Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner/Boundary

Building Project: July 31 Update

July 31, 2020

The following work will be conducted next week:

  • Structural demolition of the Art of Americas and Hammer Buildings continues.
  • Selective demolition of the Ahmanson Building continues.
  • Grading of the Spaulding Lot is complete and installation of the soldier beams for the shoring system will begin.
  • Relocation of utilities west of the Resnick Pavilion continues.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of Wilshire between Urban Light and Curson Avenue will be closed from August 3–9 in order to allow for safety during the demolition of the frontage of the Art of the Americas Building. Pedestrian traffic will be re-directed and signage and flaggers will be posted 24/7 during the closure.
  • The sidewalk closure allows for the completion of the demolition of the Art of the Americas Building.

Our general contractor, Clark Construction, is working diligently to ensure a safe work environment for the crews working on the site, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. To that end, Clark Construction and its subcontractors have taken all necessary protective measures in accordance with government guidelines, which include the following.

  • As in all of their ongoing projects throughout the country, Clark Construction is requiring that all work be done in accordance with OSHA guidelines and industry best practices, with workers in full protective gear, enhanced cleaning protocols, and social distancing rules.

  • Hazmat abatement and internal demolition crews are fitted with full-body clothing/hazmat suits, gloves, eye protection, and breathing equipment, and all personnel working outside the buildings are required at all times to wear protective gloves, eye protection, face covering, and head protection.

  • All personnel on the project go through a symptom screen before the start of work, including temperature and symptom checks.

  • All workers are required to exercise social distancing of six feet or more, and all indoor meetings have been eliminated.

  • Additional hand washing stations have been installed and the frequency with which they are cleaned and supplied has been increased.

  • The frequency of cleaning of all high-touch areas, including portable bathrooms and shared tools, has been increased.

  • Workers are encouraged to wash hands frequently and anyone who exhibits any respiratory symptoms is required to quarantine at home.

  • An on-site COVID-19 supervisor, who is also a medic, has been designated and is in charge of ensuring implementation of all proper protocols and guidelines.

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