Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Estudio Damgo - Week 6
It's all about concrete these days. The project continues to stay on schedule regardless of all the site access issues we have encountered the past weeks. We were unable to access the site during week 5 because of the rushing water from typhoon Pablo, which flooded out the road to the school. Now, a week later, we have mobilized the yellow concrete mixer, and bags of cement and gravel. Our plans are to have the four inch slab-on-grade poured before we break for the holidays this December 21st. We have some help from the Foundation U campus work crew (dressed in orange t-shirts) for the heavy lifting and experience on more complicated tasks. Meanwhile, the students assist in cutting, bending, and tying re-bar which is now completely laid out in an organized grid.
Daryl uses the tamper to compact the backfill and prepping the foundation for the slab-on-grade.
Al uses a stable foot while cutting the re-bar.
Al and I switch off cutting the re-bar when our hands get tired. I barely fit on the miniature chair provided by the school.
One of the Foundation U crew workers uses a hook to tie the re-bar together. He's very quick and natural using this tool.
The crew at work, mixing and pouring.