David Metcalfe Associates (DMA) writes proposal for opening events for new Arc building. Suggests permanent commissions by artists including Richard Wilson (RW).
Initial meeting between Director of Arc, RW, DMA and RHWL, architects for the new building.
RW comes up with initial proposal for Over Easy, agreed by officers and RHWL.
Proposal agreed by Board of Arc
Price and Myers (PM), structural engineers, engaged to work with RW, and with project team for the building design and construction.
W S Atkins (WSA), mechanical engineers, undertake feasibility study into installation and operation of Over Easy.
Study and costings for construction/installation approved by Board. Building Design Team decide that Over Easy should be installed by contractor responsible for curtain walling contract.
DMA presents risk assessment to Arc's Board regarding the budget for Over Easy. Board agrees to continue with the project.
Curtain walling contract out to tender with option to quote for construction and installation of Over Easy. Commercial Systems International (CSI) contracted for curtain walling and sculpture.
Fabrication of metal casing of Over Easy sub contracted to the Angle Ring Company.
Crisis meeting with JLC, CSI, RHWL, WSA, DMA and the building project manager to resolve liability issues. Arc Board agrees to accept risk.
Work scheduled to be installed, cancelled due to delays in design, fabrication and resolution of liability issues.
Over Easy arrives and is installed.
Over Easy completed, Arc is formally opened.
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