Sunday, August 24, 2014

MCH - Third Floor Casting (West) - Complete

The Third Floor Slab (West Wing) was completed yesterday after a solid 20 hours of casting. This completes another 13,000 sq feet of space that covers the OB GYN section of the hospital including 3 operation theaters, birthing rooms and 37 patient beds. Despite still being in the rainy season, the weather was very favorable again with only a couple brief periods of rain throughout the entire day. There was a peak of 240 men (and one woman - Holly) on site during the day of casting (160 carrying/loading labors, 15 machine operators, 25 vibrators/cleaners/steel binders/misc labor, 8 concrete levelers, 4 plumbing/electrical workers, 6 workshop finishers, 25 supervision.)
3rd Floor Casting Day
Site Overview on Casting Day (Aug 23, 2014)
A quick early morning rain shower
Ongoing casting works (placing & leveling)
Material stockpiles
Finish the work at 2:00am (Cast from 5:20am to 2:00am next day)
Reviewing the steel work the day before the casting with the structural engineer.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cavendish and PEI Butterfly House

Jon is back in Bangladesh now and I am preparing to join him in a few days.  The end of a visit always sneaks up on me. 
During Jon's time in PEI we visited Cavendish with most of the Barrett clan and spent some hours riding the waterslides at Shining Waters family Fun Park.

The Barrett's (missing Shira's family)
Jon and his brother Ben on the waterslides at Shining Waters in Cavendish
Nieces and nephew taking a short break from the rides
Jon and I made a quick visit to the beach before heading home.  Here are a couple quotes in honour of my love for the ocean and the One who created it.
“Look at that sea, girls--all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.” 
 L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. It is there we can see into ourselves.”  
  Rolf Edberg
 Enjoying a walk at Cavendish Beach
 The traditional "selfie" shot

 Cavendish Beach
I also visited the Butterfly House finally with some friends. I recommend it (wear bright colors apparently)!

Butterfly House, New Glasgow
(photo by my friend Dorothy)

 Butterflies breaking through their cocoons

And and packing and a few more visits (and the beach I hope).


Monday, August 11, 2014

2014 Eid Holidays

After a couple weeks of EID holidays for the workers things are starting back up again on site. If the weather co-operates we are two weeks away from the next slab casting (third floor - west slab).

August 10, 2014

View from the existing hospital

Southwest Wing

Sampling some local hill track stone for use around the new building