We can be proud of our progress
Dear Friends, we look back on an exciting week and have worked hard on many fronts.
Operating Theatre extension: all windows that have been made on site are in place and have been glazed and the joints have been silicone sealed. The four soundproof windows for the studios (donated by the company Metallbau Quosdorf GmbH in 01561 Thiendorf) arrived last week in the Container from Germany and Oebele de Haan will put them in place in due course. The first six aluminium door frames for the glass doors and the office partition walls made of gypsum baseboard have been mounted. We have almost completed filling the joints and the sanding of the walls so that they can be painted. We have also made good progress on work on mounting the girder grid for the suspended ceiling.
Due to their geometric form the tiling of the toilets is very time consuming. The floor tiling is also taking longer than expected, but we are satisfied with the current status quo.
Connecting the sanitary drains to the existing system presented us with severe difficulties. The pipes have been laid through the concrete ceiling to connect to the pipes in the first floor from where they run along a suspended ceiling (that still needs to be put in!) to reach the outside wall. Then we had to chisel a new slit in the outside wall for the downpipe and only then was the connection to the existing water system made. We performed these pipe-works either by means of a core drill or, where its use was not possible, by manual drilling.
Plastering the outside walls of the operating theatres. The steel constructor has started welding together the multi-bevelled steel profiles for the roof construction.
We have set up a site fence around the building site for the new kindergarten in the Colegio grounds and are benefiting from the current dry weather conditions since we can quite easily move the earthworks right down to the foundation level: we only have 500m² of earth to move!
Cordial greetings from Curahuasi, Udo
Another workman chisels the slit in the building’s façade for the downpipe.