We continue the report from 10/01/08 on the construction of the handicap-accessibility ramp at the Arcosanti entrance.
Starting at 6am, Construction crew leader David Tollas introduces the process of concrete mixing and pouring as well as safety considerations.
After the concrete is mixed in a batch plant on site, the concrete truck takes the load to the ramp site. Construction and landscaping crewmembers, with the help of interns , workshop participants and volunteers, transport the wheelbarrows.
Once the concrete meets the ground, it is moved with shovels, and then screeded and vibrated.
After the surface is leveled, Landscape coordinator Ron Chandler and Construction intern Kyle Engoian set grooves into the pavement. As this section is nearly finished, the crew continues pouring the next level.
This report continues with the completion of the pour for level 1 ramp.