Friday, September 14, 2012

Hodge Hall: Week 18 -- The view from my desk

A little drizzle doesn't slow the addition of backfill to the Hodge Hall site.

The dump truck has been bringing in loads of crushed stone to fill in around the concrete footings at the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center construction site this week.

The stone is smoothed out using a vibrating plate compactor -- the small orange machine the worker is using in the photo. He pushes it forward and pulls it back at a pace a little slower than mowing the lawn.

The crushed stone (Nathan Morrison, Kelley's construction overseer, cautioned me not to call it "gravel") will create a level surface for the concrete slab that will become the foundation for the Hodge Hall expansion.

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