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Construction Live – Day 4

Busy site

Day 4 saw students arriving to a very wet and muddy site which added extra challenges to the construction activities. Before work could continue, the flooded trenches dug by the drainage and water utilities teams had to be pumped out due to heavy rainfall over night.  Once this was completed these teams were able to continue with the work they started yesterday, laying more pipework and drainage for the project.

The bricklayers spent the morning laying the brick and block floor on site ready for the wall construction tomorrow, this involved positioning the precast concrete beams and laying the blocks, some of which needed to be cut which a number of students were able to try.  The carpentry team transported all of the floor and wall panels that they had manufactured to site.  They positioned the floor units and joined them together, then laid a chipboard floor on top ready to start constructing the external and internal stud walls.

The afternoon was spent on further team building activities, one group tried their hand at archery whilst the others went canoeing or tackled the high ropes course at the activity centre.

Tomorrow the majority of the construction activities will be completed providing everything goes to plan ready for the conclusion of the project on Friday.

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Hannah Wood • March 23, 2017

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