This series of photos
depict the recent mammoth pour. Our construction team poured 112 tons
of concrete, which came to about 58 cubic yards delivered in 6 trucks.
Remember this shot from the posting on March 26? This is the second
floor of Unit 6 and 7 of the East Crescent showing the rebar cage before the pour.
[Photo: David Tollas &
text: Sue Anaya]


On the morning of the
pour construction manager Spencer Marrese-Atom is talking
through the expected chain of events with his crew in the classroom.
[Photo: Ray Lam & text: SA]


The first concrete
truck is pulling up to the boom pump. [Photo & text: SA]


Volunteer Andy
Bradshaw is stuffing a test cylinder with a sample from the first batch
of concrete. The tubes are sent to a lab for compression strength.
[Photo & text: SA]


Workshopper Soren
Manillen is wetting down the forms before the pour. [Photo & text: SA]


The pour starts at
the southwest corner of unit 6. [Photo: RL & text: SA]


Construction
supervisor Ray Shong is guiding the vibrating screed while Scott Reilly
is smoothing out the surface with a giant bullfloat. [Photo: RL & text:
SA]


The pour in progress.
[Photo: RL & text: SA]


A view from the 3rd
floor of the 5th unit of the progress of the pour. [Photo: RL & text:
SA]


Our welding man Ron
Chandler is guiding the pump hose. [Photo: Nadia Begin & text: SA]


A view from the
sky-suite onto the almost completed pour. [Photo: Nadia Begin & text:
SA]


With the pour
complete there is still a lot of detail work to be done. [Photo & text:
SA]


Volunteer Junko
Kobayashi is doing some of the edgework. Junko has gone back to Japan.
[Photo & text: SA]


Monster pour
complete.

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