By Ken Potter, REVOLUTION Construction Manager
After an extended time of carpentry and rebar work, our concrete supplier has completed another 28% of the building leading to having 60% of the building under-roof. We will keep it watered for the next 10 days or so allowing the concrete to cure as well as possible under the hot Dominican sun.
The batch plant where the concrete ingredients are measured and loaded into the mixing trucks.
The workers leveling the freshly-laid concrete.
Not in my boot! …Not really, but the amount of concrete coming out of the pumper tube is a bunch!
The boom of the concrete pumper looking towards the famous tree in the southwest corner.
Our temporary hose bibs set up to keep water on the new concrete, and a finisher polishing the new concrete.
The “locker room” for the concrete workers who came down from Santiago, a five hour drive.
As the sun set on Thursday, the workers were still working toward getting the roof completed.
This week my hometown team from Second Presbyterian church helped get some primer on the walls. It was really neat to have Andres, a local painter who sells painting in the Guest House (and who has helped paint the existing clinic over the years since it’s completion), show up Tuesday and has been getting a bunch of work done rolling primer on the walls.
Andres is excited to be volunteering his time helping get the first section of the building painted.
Stacy Potter and Blake Anderson helping get the window openings primed and ready for new windows to be installed.
Thats all for now. Thanks for your prayers and support for this hospital construction project!
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 7/31/17: