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Construction Update

As work escalates on Reliant Stadium, so does our coverage. will now post construction photos every two weeks.

Nearly 98 percent of the total elevated deck (1,076,430 square feet) has been poured as of August 21. A total of 143,000 cubic yards has been poured, accounting for 92 percent of the total work. Meanwhile, 88 percent (12,794 tons) of the total reinforcing steel tonnage is in place.

All four supercolumn lifts have been completed. The north box truss erection, which began June 30, is now completed, save for some detailing. The north end zone fixed tri-chord pre-assembly work is ongoing and erection should begin this week.

The Quadrant A and D barrel trusses and roof metal deck have both been completed, paving the way for the current roofing. The north end zone mechanical room structural steel floor slab and roof erection is 95 percent complete. The west press/mechanical structural steel erection has just started.

The Quadrant A and D pedestrian ramp structural steel erection is done. Ramp handrails in Quadrant A are completed, while the rails in Quadrant D are still being worked on.

The Quadrant A and D west elevation exterior facade metal studs, sheathing and curtainwall is ongoing. Meanwhile, the metal sub-roof and drywall for all four quadrants has started.

There are currently more than 1,065 workers on the site.

Right outside of the Reliant Stadium construction site on Fannin Street, progress is being made on the light rail system construction. The rail lines will be completed in May 2002 and the entire system is scheduled to be in operation in February 2004, just in time for Houston to host Super Bowl XXXVIII.

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