This past Tuesday/Wednesday we just completed the first floor slab casting (west wing). Despite being on the verge of the rainy season - with heavy rains the day before and after - we had relatively clear days (only a few short rains early on the second day of casting). It took roughly 28 hours of casting with three mixers, three cranes and 230 laborers to complete the 15,000 sq ft (11,000 cft) slab. Now we move on to the second floor slab above - our aim is 40 days and counting. At the same time we will be working on completing the ground floor slab on the East sections of the building.
View from the West on casting day - three mixers and lifts to get the concrete up the 22' to slab height
Jon & Holly on casting day
Unloading the concrete onto the slab to be transfered by head load
Site overview from the South - May 27, 2014
Moving the concrete
A bit of rain on day two so we were covering the concrete to ensure no damage