Miami's new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science opens in 2016 and is already set to be an incredible feat of engineering and construction. The word "epic" is not thrown around very much in construction but, in this case, it might be fitting. Skanska, whom has recently taken over the job, just completed a 25-hour continuous concrete pour to complete what they are calling the "Martini Glass". A new perspective on the aquarium which puts visitors under the fish tank rather than next to it.
The pour consisted of two 150 person crews working in two shifts, over 1,200 cubic yards of concrete and 25 continuous hours of placement. The challenges that the project team faced were angles of up to 44 degrees and there can be no cracks or construction joints. The team planned for this pour for three months and did multiple mock-up's to ensure that everything went as smooth as possible. Check out more at Skanska's Blog.