Friday, March 8, 2013
Estudio Damgo - Week 13, 14, 15, 16
The team has been working steady over the past month. Thesis students have only 16 days until graduation and the pressure rises to finish the building in time for the ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Monday, March 25. With that in mind, there has been a lot of progress over these critical weeks. By the end of week 16 all the primary structural members have been installed. The bamboo roof purlins are placed and the sak-sak roofing material is almost entirely lapped and sewn into place. The Comfort Room ceramic wall is ongoing and the bathroom fixtures have been delivered to the site. The Fine Arts students prepped, painted, and sealed the exterior wall mural in four days total. At the campus tool shop, the bamboo screens and exterior panels have been fabricated and are now delivered to the site ready for installation. The building is almost dried in and interior finishes will be the focus the next two weeks.
Arriving on the site, the sac-sac roof is almost fully installed.
Foundation workers team up to continue weaving the sac-sac roof into place.
Outside, FU workers lap the ridge sac-sac into place.
This worker is nailing the stainless steel ridge flashing to cap off the sak-sak roof.
For most of the day, the priority was to finish the roof so that the interior finishes can be installed the following week. Rick, the fifth year thesis student is using a wood planer to size the wood nailer for the bamboo exterior wall panels and screens.
At the end of the day, the elementary students assemble to say their pledges and lower the flag for another day. The children are finally able to use their play yard again for this purpose, now that the septic tank and all the excavation in that area is complete. Soon, grass will be seeded and they will have a softer surface to play.