By: Ken Potter, REVOLUTION Construction Manager
It’s been a long time coming, but we are finally here. It is time to start placing concrete and creating the ROOF!
It will be a long process to get the entire building “under roof”, but we will be doing this in eight separate steps, so as we complete a section and move on to the next, we can begin finishing the previous section. So as we progress, the sections can be fully completed. Big stuff.
Here is a video showing what’s been happening:
We started about 10am on Thursday, March 23rd and finished at about 10pm.
– First Roof Section – Consult/Exam section
– top for main septic tank
– bridge across large canal
After one roof down, we have seven to go. Here’s a time lapse video from the day:
On April 5th we were able to get the first roof slab completed.
As of Sunday, April 16th, the second of our seven sections was formed. Now the rebar workers will be busy assembing and installing the rebar for the beams and roof slabs in this section. On the section we completed the roof on last month, we now have an architectural feature! Yes, the “swoop” adds some flair at a low cost – check it out in the pictures below!
Meanwhile, we have completed our main septic tank, completed our neighborhood bridge across the canal, are starting on the 30,000 gallon water cistern, and getting our 140 meter main drain line in the ground. It is a busy place and things are progressing well.
The lobby has the form-work in place for the roof slab.
A detail (work underway!) to be sure water is not an issue – the photo above shows pipes that will allow a/c lines to run down into the room below but not directly penetrate the roof or be installed where they would be visible.
A full panorama of the front of the building.
The lobby is in the center with the section with a completed roof slab to the left (see the “swoop”?). The emergency room is to the right. This section will have a higher wall height.
We continue to feel extremely blessed by all who have contributed so far to make this project a reality. Please see the most current numbers below as of 4/30/17:
As always, please keep in mind that there are many ways you can get involved! Please consider the following options for how you can make a difference:
PRAY – We covet your prayers for this project! Pray for the safety of construction teams on the job site and for our ongoing financial needs to complete the budget. Pray for the lives that will be touched for years to come and ask that God will use the clinic as an incredible tool to reach and help the lost in the San Juan region.
SERVE – Join a construction team! Lead a construction team! We have a great need for laborers right now and would love to have you and your friends, family, church, and co-workers get some hands-on involvement!
SHARE – Help spread the word! If you believe in the importance of the REVOLUTION, please share it with your friends and family! Social media is a great way to do this. Please “Like” and share the Solid Rock International Facebook posts and pictures to help spread awareness to as many as possible!
GIVE – Consider how you and your family can sacrificially give financially to the project in the form of a one-time donation or pledge to help us complete the project budget! You can give online, over the phone (419-956-4077), or by sending a check to: SOLID ROCK INTERNATIONAL, PO Box 20867, Indianapolis, IN 46220.
Thanks for your continued support and for following along on this amazing journey to better healthcare in the Dominican Republic!