Categories
Construction News Preliminary Work

Digging deep for structural support

Because the building is approximately twelve meters tall (over 39 feet), we had to dig down to really hard ground in order to set the support columns. At four key locations we’ll have four rebar-enforced concrete columns right next to each other (see below): At other locations the columns will be grouped into sets of […]

Categories
Construction News Preliminary Work

Week #03 – Boundary walls rising high, workers settled in

This week the property began to have vertical dimensions, as some of the walls were constructed to their full height. It might be hard to visualize in the following video, but the entire property will require at least four feet of fill (perhaps a combination of dirt and limestone). So while the walls currently look […]

Categories
Construction News Preliminary Work

Week #02 – Some boundary wall foundations nearly completed

Even with some rain this week the crew accomplished a significant amount of work building foundations for the boundary walls. There’s a total of twelve workers that work seven days a week. I wish I could speak to them more directly, even for something trivial like discussing the weather, but alas there’s a major language […]

Categories
Construction News Preliminary Work

Here’s mud in your eye (and everywhere else)

The crew has been busy digging, hauling rocks and building the boundary walls. The weather has been quite nice, that is until yesterday, when the sky opened up and buckets of rain fell. Of course the concrete will harden regardless of the rain. It’s more that the workers will have to work in fields of […]

Categories
Construction News Preliminary Work

Week #01 – Digging ditches

We are off and running! A small team is on the job, digging out the path for the boundary walls. Some of the crew is involved in the Ramadan monthly fast in honor of the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad: