The heat is on. We started stripping the formwork off the snake wall. All the footings are poured and ready for the final pour. We have been working on tying rebar and constructing the last foundations. Its crunch time, Six weeks of school left.The team has decided to drop the unnecessary parts of the project […]
After a long painful weekend of form building we woke up at 4:20am to pour concrete. Luckily we got dropped by the concrete company and lost our order. We renegotiated a new order of concrete for a 10:00am pour. This gave us enough time to fix the electrical boxes that were not mounted correctly. The […]
Half the team spent all weekend fighting the snake wall formwork. It was like ironing a sheet. We were chasing flat spots out of the form for hours. It took the team a lot of work to prepare the kickers for our Monday pour.
We called it Christmas day because the team had no idea what to expect. To our surprise there were no major flaws in the first pour. This was a big motivator for the team’s morale. We didn’t wait a second and started laying block for the bottom of the snake wall. The block was placed […]
The unexpected happened. Tucson received so much rain. Unfortunately the south foundation is located in the spill way and the foundation filled up with water. The water took the path of least resistance following the sewage pipe to the other side of the site causing a major blow out and sink hole. The team […]
Time lapse video of pour. The first pour went off without a hitch. Leonard, the director of the FM masons, came to orchestrate our team. Prior to the pour we assembled tasks and a system to the madness. We started at 530 am. The pump boom arrived at 6:00 am, shortly after the concrete truck […]
The team pushed hard to meet the goals of the first pour. Our main focus of the pour is East foundation and the snake wall. The plan for the snake was to pour the footer with the rebar. We will then lay one row of block to aid in the formwork. The team wanted to […]
We found two hidden treasures in the ground that were mismarked or unknown by Blue Stake. The first was the electrical for the stair lighting, which was dug up by the backhoe. The second major hidden treasure was the mismarked 8in sewage line we broke with the jackhammers. The sewage line was marked 10ft […]
Studio Pangolin has found their work flow. The team has been demoing for over two weeks now. On the last day of demo the team got caught in major rain storm. The rain begun at 8am and continued until 3pm that day. Every person on the team was soaked from head to toe. The team got […]
The demo continues… The team has been working hard for the past week and we still have more demo. FM does not loan the pneumatic jackhammers every day, so some days the job is done with electric jackhammers which are not as effective.
This week the construction begun. The team worked all weekend to clean and salvage the donor bricks. Monday morning FM showed up with the heavy equipment. The demo required a back hoe and a bob-cat. Although this is a 100% student engagement project, FM operated all the heavy machinery.
The week started off with the delivery of the site fencing. An important part of the project is that the student follow all of the rules and regulations at the University of Arizona. This includes following all the safety rules, which means proper signage, PPE personal protection equipment. The team is expected to have one […]
Week one stated off with a survey of the site. Blue Stake came out and marked the site with all the known utilities underground. Studio Pangolin received a gift from the gods, The University of Arizona’s Facility maintenance (FM) has decided to work with us on our project. They will be providing tools and […]