Friday, July 6, 2012

Hodge Hall: Week 8 -- The view from my desk

Ready to build, almost.
Except for a couple of piles of rock, the Hodge Hall construction site became a blank canvas this week.
The water main was moved successfully on Monday, and after several water tests that came back clear, the drinking water supply and water fountains are being put back in service over the next few days.
Moving the water line cleared the way for the excavators to finish, um, clearing the way for the rest of the project.
Workers also installed a temporary storm drain, although it doesn't appear we'll get any rain to speak of anytime soon, unfortunately. For our friends out of state, have I mentioned that it's HOT here? 102 today, and we're setting all kinds of records for heat and lack of rain.

The jackhammer has been busy digging holes for the footings for the new building today -- that's what it's doing near the building's corner in the photo. Concrete will be poured in the hole and anchor bolts will be put in place in preparation for the steel beams.

After all of this digging down, it won't be too much longer before we start to see things going up.

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