? Today we continue the report from October 22, 2008 on the construction of a handicap-access ramp at the entrance of Arcosanti.
The previously-poured inclined sections of the ramp will be now connected with pentagon-shaped level platforms.
In this picture we see two of our international workshop participants Elvire Cannaghan from Ireland and Aarthi Janakiranam from India, doing preparation groundwork and assembling formwork for the platforms. ? Today we continue the report from October 22, 2008 on the construction of a handicap-access ramp at the entrance of Arcosanti.
The previously-poured inclined sections of the ramp will be now connected with pentagon-shaped level platforms.
In this picture we see two of our international workshop participants Elvire Cannaghan from Ireland and Aarthi Janakiranam from India, doing preparation groundwork and assembling formwork for the platforms.


? On the day of the pour, the crew divides efforts and works on different levels at the same time.
The mixed concrete is delivered in wheel barrows traveling on the previously built sections of the ramp. Once the right amount of mix is poured in the designated location, the concrete is spread out and screeded for evenness.
After it hardens a little, aluminum trowels and edgers are used for smoothing the surface and rounding the edges of the slabs.


? Here is an image of the finished pentagon-shaped slabs. We will post future reports on the progress of this project.

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