It's been over two months since my last entry and there aren't enough fingers to count all that has occurred on the Estudio Damgo construction site, in the Philippines, in life, and in the community. First and foremost, we have completed 18 weeks of construction, marking 2/3 completion with 9 weeks remaining until graduation in March. Students feel the pressure on getting the building constructed in time for graduation. I'm confident the building will be completed in a timely manner, even though we are a month behind our preliminary schedule due to setbacks from weather, limited workforce, and getting materials delivered on time.
A handful of selected photos over the past two months highlight important milestones to date.
Week 12 - Slab on Grade Concrete Pour
Week 18 - Sky High Bamboo
A detail of the column pedestal. Four bamboo columns are held in place by four GI pipes that are caste into a concrete pedestal. The reason for the GI pipe is for future removal of the bamboo if ever it needs to be replaced.