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Friday, November 29, 2013

Progress!! (November 29, 2013)

On November 22, 2013, the foundation for the administration building was completed.  (It had rained when the photo on the left was taken.) This week, construction workers began putting up the walls.  We're really excited, and things are moving more quickly now.  Maybe we will get to move in next summer (that's the plan right now).  I took the photo on the bottom because that's where the principal's office and conference room will be located.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Update - November 22, 2013

The cement truck was already in place when I arrived for work today.  They got an early start!

It's been awhile since I updated all of you on the progress of our construction project.  The workers have been working diligently, and things are going well.  Today, they finished pouring the foundation for the administration building and for the roof of the custodial room.  Here are some photos which show the progress.            
They are getting ready to excavate the footings for the 10-classroom building.

Do you notice the outline of the building?  It's going to be pretty big!

The roof of the custodial building is now complete. Although we had hoped to have this room completed by next month, we cannot use the room until the electricity to that building is connected.   

The foundation for the administration building is now complete.  I think the next step is to put the walls up.



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November 4, 2013 - Putting on the Roof

It was a beautiful day to set the concrete blocks for the custodial building roof.  The crane kept growing taller and taller, and the process to move thirteen 2,500 pound concrete pads was impressive!  (How many pounds altogether? How many tons?)  Students and staff stopped to watch in awe as the workers secured and guided the pad, and the crane slowly lifted and placed them, one by one, on the top of the building.  Luckily, there was very little wind; can you imagine a block like that swaying in the breeze? Scary, I'm sure!

The crane sets up in our parking lot.  The trailers with the concrete pads arrived before 9:00 a.m.

The crane kept getting taller and taller!  It's a good thing they stabilized it so it wouldn't topple over!

It really takes teamwork to complete every part of the project!  

I tried to get the whole machine in, but it was too tall!

Lowering a concrete pad for the roof of the custodial building

The work is done, and they lower the extension.

. . . and at 12:30, the crane is ready to leave our campus.