WEEK TWO BLOG
During week two we installed all of the column formwork that was fabricated by Chris and Allister, while Jim, Alli, and Julie continued to assemble the cages for the bond beam. By weeks end we poured all of the concrete columns, removed the formwork, and have begun to install the cages for the bond beams. We have also dug a big hole to house a 5000L tank that will hold filtered water prior to pumping it up to elevated tanks that will then gravity feed the water to the lodge and school. The filtration system is intended to remove much of the iron that is heavy in the existing water. Testing for potable water within this system will begin in a couple of weeks. Otherwise, a team of engineers is working on sustainable bio sand filtration systems.
In 2010 I blogged a detailed description of the form build. What follows is a more comprehensive detailing of the cage build.