But every step is a challenge
Dear Diospi-Suyana-Friends, for the workers the highlight of every building site is when the concrete is poured. This week our workers worked exceptionally hard in order to ensure that today would truly be “concrete-day”. Many other works had to be done apart from the shuttering and reinforcement work of the ceiling slab, e.g. building anchor plates for the balcony balustrade, laying empty electrical conduits for lighting and communication cables,
chiselling pipe openings in the balcony slabs for the drainpipes or the shuttering for the difference in height of the ceiling: the top edge of the balcony slab is 6cms lower than that of the storey’s ceiling. Due to the very congested upper reinforcement in and around the balconies, the tailor-made placing of the building components is very finicky work that requires a lot of time and patience.
The start of the pouring of the concrete this morning also did not go as smoothly as we had anticipated. Unfortunately we regularly had and have problems with the rotation of the concrete mixer and the electricity supply. I am starting to have my doubts as to whether we will finish everything today as planned. Completing “the highlight” tomorrow is becoming more and more of a reality. Next week you will read how we got on this afternoon and evening.
Wishing you a blessed Whitsun Weekend, Udo.