The pictures document our progress
Dear Friends of Diospi Suyana, having completed the concrete works last week we have started plastering the facade. The facade facing in a north-easterly direction presents a particular challenge and is therefore very time consuming. Our aluminium scaffolding can just squeeze in between the narrow gap between the Media Centre and the operating theatre. In order to give the workers a bit of working (and breathing!) space we dismantled the operating theatre’s roof gutter. In this way we have been able to plaster half of the 3m high wall from the scaffolding. In order to complete the works for the upper half we built wooden scaffolding using the window parapets and the existing sloping roof of the building next door as supports.
Now the north-west facade is being plastered. To comply with health and safety regulations we put up scaffolding for the high altitude.
The steel constructor continues his work on the gridiron on which the roof construction and the fire safety boards will be put.
Part of our team continues working on the operating theatre extension. So that the floor level of the extension is exactly as high as the current building and because we had taken away the topsoil, we had to fill and compress 25 centimetres. Today we poured the granular subbase made from lean concrete which will act as a base for the reinforcement works. Next week our two iron welders can start the reinforcement works for the strip foundations and the foundation slab.
We look forward to the coming bank holiday weekend: Monday is a National Holiday (in memory of the lost sea-battle near Angamos against Chile in 1879 Nitrate War).
Wishing you a blessed weekend and cordial greetings from very warm Curahuasi, Udo