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    Why Is Construction Work So Hard

    The time has come to make sure the building isn’t going anywhere. On Friday, 1/19/2018, we got to start pouring out foundation footings for the kitchen walls. Although this might have seemed simple at first, we soon realized that there was more to pouring than just dumping concrete in a dirt hole. We had to work quickly to ensure that the concrete didn’t start to set up. With that, we had to make sure we were getting all the vertical steel rebar placed before the concrete got too hard to place it, and make sure that we were communicating with London, the person mixing the concrete, to tell him if the mix was too wet or too dry. Despite these hurdles,  the footings of our kitchen pavilion were poured with rebar in place by the end of the day.

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    This is going to require a hard, solid day of work

    Shay helping unload the wheelbarrow full of concrete.

    Shay helping unload the wheelbarrow full of concrete.

    On Sunday we all gathered in Cedar Hall for an informative course on CPR and First Aid taught by Dawn, our local EMT. This was a great class for all of us to take to ensure job site safety, as most of us had never had any form of CPR or First Aid training.

    Wanwei honing in on her CPR and First Aid skills

    Wanwei honing in on her CPR and First Aid skills

     

    By Jordan DeJarnett and Josh Vondran