KTTC construction crane going up

Look up. Look way up. The massive construction crane that will preside over the building site of the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC) will be erected throughout the day on Monday, Nov. 26.

All media are welcome to take photos or video of the crane being raised. The best vantage point will be next to the Paramedic portable.

Crane Facts
According to KTTC Project Superintendent Dennis Ross, the crane is a Peiner SK315. It is 40 m tall with the underside of the boom measuring 30.97 m.  

It can lift a maximum load of 35,300 pounds and weighs about 150,000 pounds itself. The crane has been anchored in an 85-square-metre concrete pad containing about 374,000 pounds of concrete.

The crane takes one day to put together and one day for inspection. It takes another 250-ton mobile crane to raise the sections and up to seven people to put it all together.

The crane will be on-site until June 2013, lifting large plywood panels to form the concrete walls of the building. It will also be lifting fly-forms (what the concrete is poured on to create floors) and raising large buckets of concrete to pour into the forms.

About the KTTC
Fleming College is constructing a new $36.6 million, 87,000-square-foot trades and technology skills training facility to be located at the Sutherland Campus.

The Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre, through a unique partnership with education and industry, will teach and train students from regional secondary schools, Fleming College, and regional industry. The facility will provide new space and equipment for training in carpentry, masonry, welding, plumbing, and machining.

The new facility will feature state-of-the-art, sustainable shop facilities, smart-wired classrooms, and labs with the newest technology. It is expected to open in 2014.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 90 full-time programs in Community Development and Health, Continuing Education, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Justice and Business, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Visual Arts. Fleming College has 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 63,000 alumni.                                                 

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For more information:         

Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca