Friday, October 12, 2012

Hodge Hall: Week 22 -- The view from my desk

That cement mixer couldn't be painted in better colors.
Construction workers have been setting up forms for the foundation walls at the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center site this week. The cement is poured inside the forms -- the wall of dark sections in the middle of the photo -- and allowed to hardened, then the forms are removed.

The foundation walls near where the back steps to the expansion will be are visible on the left side of the photo.

Trucks loaded with crushed stone for backfill have been navigating through the site and dumping the stone that is then spread with bulldozers and smoothed out and compacted with a road roller.

Another key change this week is good news for students -- things should be a little quieter during class. While we can't eliminate all of the noise, the construction manager said they are putting away the jackhammer for a quieter saw to cut through stone and concrete.

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