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Concrete is here! Foundation & Blackwood Connection Progress

Phew, the last two weeks have been intense! Our construction team worked hard through some intense rainstorms and made great progress on Building AB's foundation and the Blackwood extension. They also started drilling the stone columns for Building CJ's foundation.

June 8, 2020

  • Rainstorms causing flooding
  • Marking locations of the next stone column for Building CJ's foundation
  • Continuing installation of rebar on Building AB's foundation
  • Continuing construction of block wall and elevation on the island

June 9, 2020

  • Continuing constructing on block wall and elevation on the island
  • Filling in with dirt and then 16 inches of stone
  • Moving dirt to start elevating as island rises to keep level
  • Begin Vibro Stone Columns on Building CJ, but running into some difficulties
  • The Electrical conduit and ManHole system in the ground have move
  • Continuing the installation and fabrication of rebar on Building AB
  • Concrete pouring will begin tomorrow
  • Floodlights have arrived on site

June 10, 2020

  • Pouring concrete on Building AB's rebar
  • Because of the rain, we have to re-excavate next rebar sections
  • Continuing construction on block wall and elevation on the island
  • Island is halfway finished at 10' tall
  • High priority to finish the island first before installing arches in order not to fight with lake water
  • Continuing to raise ground elevation to match the island
  • Continuing Vibro Stone Columns for Building CJ
  • Small washouts in holes due to rain but not affecting progress

June 11 & 12, 2020

  • Continuing Vibro Stone Columns for Building CJ
  • Ground is tougher, both VSC and Pre-Drill are getting stuck in the hard dirt at 20' plus
  • Removing boards around concrete on foundation
  • Digging new holes for foundation inserts
  • Continuing to raise ground elevation to match with island elevation
  • Continuing construction on block wall and elevation of the island
  • Pulling out sheet piling

June 15, 2020

  • No Vibro Stone Columns today because pulley line snapped; we have to replace line and drum
  • Assessing Building CJ in preparation for the load test
  • Continuing to fill the island with dirt and rock while laying stone for last 5'
  • Continuing work on Building AB's foundation, cleaning up washouts along the way
  • Digging next areas
  • Building next rebar container

June 16 & 17, 2020

  • Continuing to fill the island with dirt and rock while laying stone for the last few feet of the island
  • Continuing work on Building AB's foundation by cleaning up washouts, digging next areas, and building the next rebar container
  • Vibro Stone Columns are back up and running, continuing stone columns on Building CJ

June 18 & 19, 2020

  • Continuing Vibro Stone Columns on Building CJ
  • Plotted next area and began drilling holes for Building CJ
  • Dumping dirt around foundation holes that are already done
  • Laying down concrete curb for Blackwood extension
  • Continuing work on Building AB's foundation, cleaning up washouts along the way
  • Building next rebar container
  • Forming rebar layouts
  • Digging dirt around the lake for placement of the Conspan Arches
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Giovanna Gutierrez
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