Construction is ongoing at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Several upgrades are being made, and the project is expected to be finished in the fall.
Here are a few of the updates that are being worked on:
-Window frames are going in
-Approximately 75 percent of the exterior walls are complete
-Approximately 75 percent of the roof is complete
-Painting interior walls
-Getting the garage level ready to pour concrete
-Approximately 75 percent of the steel has gone up
-Approximately 100 percent of the pre-cast seating area is done
-Steel on the back of the main grandstand is expected to begin going up next week
-Top floor (suite level) of grandstand expected to be poured by the end of next week
-Foundation for pedestrian bridges at T16 and T3 are approximately 75 percent complete
-North parking lot (T11-12) rough-graded, meaning it is ready to receive flex base
-COTA Blvd. from Elroy Rd. is expected to receive flex base by the end of the week, after which paving can begin
-Work continues on the south parking area
-Remainder of piers expected to go up in amphitheater by end of this week
Construction Progress by the Numbers
-3.9 million cubic yards of dirt moved
-870,000 cubic yards of dirt brought to site
-736 tons of steel erected at the Grandstand
-79,000 yards of concrete have been poured
-Approximately 575 workers currently on site
Lots of good stuff to review here. Racing Ready is also looking forward to Formula Expo™, on June 16-17, 2012. If you’re truly serious about attending the Austin Formula 1 USGP racing event this coming November 2012, you WILL attend this event.
Be there – RACE ON !