The start to the semester

After the first week of the semester concludes and as the class gets to know each other, we still chugged along through the pandemic like business as usual.  Last Tuesday we had our orientation to kick start the semester. At orientation, we got ourselves familiar with the cigar factory, Charleston area, and the staff. Wednesday [...]

Sticky Situation

After the rain delay at Corrine Jones Community Garden, we finally made it out on Wednesday. The rain had stopped for just enough time for us to feel confident in our ability to repair the rain gutter and finally get on the roof. In review: we had to lay down EPDM lining over the metal [...]

A swing and a miss

I have never seen or experienced a construction project that goes exactly the way you plan for. Today at Magnolia Community Garden was no exception. A simple task: replacing the wood foundation of a rebar trellis that had started to rot. In layman's terms, we needed to replace 8 pieces of 2x4. Sounds simple enough, [...]

Rain Delay

We were delayed yet productive. While still learning about each other and how to work with one another, we were faced with our first obstacle, rain. It was too damp outside so we decided to delay fixing the capillary action issue at Corrine Jones. Instead, we prepared even more in order to make it easy [...]

The start of the semester

After the first week of the semester concludes and as the class gets to know each other, we still chugged along through the pandemic as business as usual.  Last Tuesday we had our orientation to kick start the semester. At orientation, we got ourselves familiar with the cigar factory, Charleston area, and the staff.   [...]

Finishing The Foundation

Hey Guys, As we begin to wrap up our semester we would like to thank all of you for following the development of our community build project this far. Yesterday we began to take off the formwork of the concrete that was poured last Friday. I can definitely say it pleased us to finally see [...]

Fully Formed

Things are moving along great at the site as we get ready to pour concrete this morning! We saw some really awesome team work on site yesterday and Wednesday as we set our forms in place and set rebar. Yesterday the focus was rebar and getting it inside of our forms and braced. A few [...]

In Full Support

Happy Thursday! We got a lot accomplished on site yesterday including the park side formwork set, bracing to support all formwork, and the rebar bending process began.  The day mainly consist of making sure measurements were precise, the base of the holes were level, and placement of everything was lined up and perfect. .  .  [...]

Formwork [almost complete!]

Hello everyone! It has been a crazy week that we are now in the middle of. I would also say it is a vital week that we have taken very seriously in order to make the most progress possible. Today, we set most of the formwork on the bikeway side (in the freezing cold I [...]

Formwork take 2

Hey everyone! I come bearing good news! We have been using our break to create a new set of formwork drawings and from those shop drawings we have created a new set of formwork to drop in on site today. Our steel was also delivered and bent to the radius that we needed for our [...]