We’ve been having a lot of beautiful weather for construction. This has also been extending the grazing season – it’s late October and we still have pastures growing and not much frost to speak of.
Decking and Top Scaffolds Rising
Since our last big pour we’ve been cranking on getting the next six feet of form work up that brings us to the top of the building. Today Will, Ben and I worked some more on getting the deck on the Reefer section of the building. This deck will support the insulation that will pour in place with the concrete which will form our ceilings. This will be the temporary roof for the building. I say temporary but it would be good enough to last 40 years, maybe a century or two. Later we’ll pour the final roof that will last much longer and have more insulation as well bringing our total up to R-100.
The materials for this deck were delivered to the roof with a crane truck. Tomorrow we get another crane truck delivery. The crane loads a couple of tons of materials over 20′ up on the roof in minutes where it would take us half a day or longer to lift all that by hand.
The other big thing we’ve been working on is getting the top level of scaffolding in place. You can see that in the photo above as the long spines of wood sticking up around the building. This provide us with a safe place to work and will support the eave of the building during the pour.
Outdoors: 65°F/47°F Misty morning clearing to Sunny day
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/67°F
Daily Spark: “Pss… Wanna come up to my lab and check out my Bezier curves?!?” That has so much more pizzaz than mere etchings…
Hiding letters in the cloud…
You noticed! That is because some of my other cloud pictures were stolen by camera phone wallpaper companies. Guess I wasn’t quite as subtle as I thought… :)
I confess that I have the photo of Spot and you in my screensavers. I hope you don’t mind! The coworkers are impressed when it cycles through.
*grin* No problemo. I’m glad you, and your coworkers, are enjoying his photo. He topped out a bit over 1,700 lbs. He died in our field and the tractor had some difficulty moving him to his final resting place in the compost pile. He was a big boy and quite gentle.