Mui Kwok Temple
Feature concrete staircase spans the entire building
The new Mui Kwok Temple in Edmonton is an impressive building, and features an amazing cast-in-place front staircase that is over 60′ long and 14 risers high! We completed our last pour in November when the structure was under tarps, but recently had opportunity to take some pictures.
Most formwork contractors can pour a few stair risers, but only a few can do this staircase. The formwork was constructed with precision to align the stair risers perfectly across the entire run –no scalloping, no deflection and no unsightly pour joins.
Did we have any issues? Of course! The hardest problem to deal with was rebar coverage at the “throat” in one corner of the stairs where the underlying slope wasn’t as expected. Another decision made early on was not to construct the risers for removal during the pour, which meant minor touch-ups after strip-out and (possible) sacking to fill voids/air bubbles. Overall, however, the project was a resounding success!