The concrete hose pump arrives for a multiple pour. First on the agenda are the last two A1 beams on the third floor of unit 6 and 7 of the
East Crescent Complex. [Photo & text: sa]

Every once in a while the construction crew has a little fun and dresses up in costumes for a pour. This is one of those times. [Photo & text: sa]

The pump hose has been snaked up to the third floor and has to be supported along the way to prevent kinks. Space commander and weldingshop manager Ron Chandler guides the flow of concrete into the beam. [Photo & text: sa]

>>left>> Planning coordinator Ania Gorka and prospective planning intern Mickey Hamil are preparing test cylinders of this batch of concrete to be sent to a lab. This lab will let us know the compressive strength after 7, 14 and 28 days. >>right>> Utility manager Scott Riley finishes the surface of the beam. [Photo & text: sa]

Once the beams are poured, the concrete hose has to be moved to its next location, which is the public bathroom facility on the first floor of unit 8. Keep in mind, this hose is full of concrete. Our costumed crew is definitely getting a work-out. Report on the bathroom pour will post on 6/8. The third portion of the pour is the footing for the solar installation behind the East Crescent and it will be posted on 6/10. [Photo & text: sa]

The beams are complete. [Photo & text: sa]

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