Riverside East Extension – the First Few Months

During the summer of 2013 a new building called Riverside East at the Garthdee campus of Robert Gordon University went into operation. The building houses the university library, and a number of schools, namely the School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences, School of Engineering and the School of Computing Science and Digital Media. During the course of construction I charted its evolution in the form of a number of posts, some of which can be seen below.
RGU Garthdee New Build – Photo Update 26 July 2013 (post)
RGU Library Garthdee New Build – Photo Update 2 June 2013 (post)
Evolution of the New Build at the Garthdee Campus – 20 Jan 2013 (post)

This new addition to the Riverside East building will house the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment. Work began on site towards the end of January 2014. The photographs below document the clearing of the site and the initial foundation works up to 5th May 2014. It is expected the work will be completed by summer 2015.

To see the images below in greater detail one may access the following Photo Set on flickr.

January 2014
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March 2014

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April 2014

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RGU Garthdee New Build – Photo Update 9 Mar 2013

The previous post showed the evolution of the New Build since October 2011. The last photo update was on the 15th Jan when we were in the depths of winter and the landscape covered in snow. Almost two months on and the weather though still cool is getting milder and the days longer.

Quite a number of noticeable changes standout since the 15th Jan post. Firstly foundations have been laid for an exterior wall running the length of the site parallel to Garthdee Road. A set of what looks like chimneys has been added to the roof. Quite a good amount of progress can be seen with regard to the plaza area directly in-front of the main entrance to the build. The lower sections of the library tower have now been fully clad making a huge difference to the overall appearance, very much transforming it from a building site into a building nearing completion. You will also notice the formation of some steps heading down to the river, allowing one to link up with the riverside walk heading east / west. Will certainly be lovely especially when the weather is good to readily be able to get down to the rivers edge for a stroll along the bank. Those who enjoy photography may like the last few images at the bottom of the post playing with reflections at the main entrance to the campus. To view any of the images below at a larger size then one can directly access the Picasa Album.

Another School Visit to Bridge of Don Academy

The previous post discussed a visit to Bridge of Don Academy for a workshop on how to build a personal computer. We visited the same school again today to meet with another group of students. The sun has been shining here in Aberdeen more or less all day, hence one couldn’t ask for better conditions to go on a short road trip (with a stack of computer parts in the back of the van of course)!

One can find quite a few videos of PC’s build within fish tanks, such as the one below.

One can find lots of useful hints tips and reviews on Linus Tech Tips youtube channel.