SILT 3: Tying rebar. The preparation for the siltcast of the lightscoop in Unit 10 of the East Crescent Complex continues. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa]


Eli Michael instructs his crew. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa]


2×4’s support the rebar cage. Note the curl at the end of each rebar, infront of Eli with the yellow hard hat. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa]


Once this panel is completed, these bent ends of rebar will extend out of the concrete. They will be the connecting element that will hook over a steel beam, which by then will be in place at the very top of this light scoop. [Photo & text: sa]


Eli designed a steel structure to support the rebar cage without warping it. [Photo & text: sa]


The cage was temporarily moved to the side. Now the rest of the silt can be put in place and carved. [Photo & text: sa]



>>left>> Eli installs a second layer of side support form. >>right>> The silt will come to the first rim. It will then be carved and painted with a design. A slurry coat will fix the design. Then 6 inches of concrete will be packed to finish at the level of the outer rim. Report will continue on 5/16. [Photo & text: sa]

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