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The big pump truck is in place below the foundry. A pour of 24 yards is planned for an extension of the work area.
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This view is from the top of Crafts III.
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The big pump truck is in place below the foundry. A pour of 24 yards is planned for an extension of the work area.
[Photo: tt & Text: sa]



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This view is from the top of Crafts III.
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O”BRIAN CONCRETE PUMPING brings this amazing truck. The pump arm unfolds a bit like a praying mantis.
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The crew is ready. A major push of work over the week-end completed the rebar-cage.
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On 5/28 we reported on the first part of this project, the pour of three pillars to support the extended work area. The pillars are connected by a small beam that surrounds the work area. The first batch of concrete goes into the form for the beam.
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The cypresses are protected by large rings.
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Once part of the beam is poured, the concrete is allowed to set up a bit.
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Next is the floor of the work areas below the sheltering scoops.
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Meanwhile the foundry crew is brushing bells in a peaceful corner amongst all the concrete pour activities. Bell production must go on.
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Once again, this crew in action is an awesome sight to behold.
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All kinds of acrobatics to get a smooth surface in hard to reach corners.
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It’s the first workday for the new workshop group and project manager for this pour, David Tollas, takes time in between to explain the technicalities of the work.
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Instruction for the group includes the slump test.
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This is a well syncronized crew.
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The sun is coming around, which quickens the pace to get the surface finished before it dries out too much.
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Screed guards are removed.
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Bull float and detail work to get a good even surface.
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The rest of the beam is poured, vibrated, and the edges cleaned.
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As the crew finishes beam edges, the pump folds back in.
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Project manager for this pour, David Tollas, gives the finishing touch to the surface with a power trawl.
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