A tarp covering the pool so that the workers are protected from the relentless tropical heat. A white steel frame going up to support an upcoming concrete breeze block wall. The sun beginning it’s golden illumination.
The Balinese construction crew went back to their village for a major celebration called Galungan. The crew from Java continued to add brick walls and cover them with cement plaster. Slowly the building is looking more and more hospitable, but we have a ways to go. Still it’s exciting to see progress, even if it […]
There is a critical transition point when constructing a building. It’s the moment when you go from completing the underlying structure, to beginning to finish off each and every room with everything from paint to power outlets. With a limited crew you must complete the structure before beginning on the finishes. With a sizable crew, […]
Construction crews have now built all of the columns for the final ceiling / flat roof. Once the columns are up then the workers start to connect beams from column to column. From there they place bamboo sticks every foot or so to support a plywood base for the concrete pour (in approx. 12 days). […]
An exciting week here in good old Pererenan. We’ve been fortunate to stay ahead of the rainy season and cover half of the building with a roof. The other half is about two weeks away. In the meantime we have a crew for building brick walls and then plastering them. When needed the mechanical, electrical […]