Working around the Weather

Instead of driving to our Frierson site today to continue with the build, we had to regroup and find out how we can make the best of a rainy and stormy day. Luckily there is plenty to do both on site and off, between managing Frierson and Ardmore as well as preparing for our President's [...]

Pipe Down!!!

The team at Frierson Elementary School on John's Island completed a great task: gluing PVC pipes and filling the trenches that they were in with dirt! Consisting of Olivia Wideman, Jon Morris and Andre Daniels, this trio within the Frierson Team took on the task of installing the PVC pipes which ran from the gutters [...]

Teamwork makes the dream work!

Today the Ardmore Park team split up to work on two projects: one team went to Forrest Park bridge and the other to Ardmore. The Forrest Park team is working on maintenance for the bridge railing. They began by sanding it down and will finish up by applying varnish to protect it from weathering. The [...]

The Journey Begins!

The first day of class at CACC was unlike I had ever experienced in school. There was no conventional presentation or theoretical lesson. Instead, there was a very interesting workshop for laser cutting. It was fun learning the new skill which will be very helpful not only in our academics but in professional life as [...]

Up They Go!

This weekend was a very productive weekend for the team. As mentioned before we have been split into separate teams, the site team and the shop team. This weekend the site team focused on putting up the remaining gables and installing part of the beltline. Saturday, we finished assembling the gables and then putting them [...]

Pour Galore

On Wednesday, our second round of concrete pours was completed. We reached site at around 9:00 AM and made one last walk-around of our form work and rebar in preparation for a 10:30 pour. This included tightening the bolts at the pencil rods of our trellis formwork and oiling the formwork at the large slab [...]

Job ain’t finished

What a weekend for the crew. Friday/Saturday we went out to shape up the small slab and then moved to put in the formwork for the pour later this week. We had all parts moving from me on the tamper, to the keeper of the transit measuring the heights, Jerome swinging the sledge, our dirt [...]

Ian’s Aftermath

Heading back to the site after Hurricane Ian was a soggy site to see, to say the least. Professor Pastre visited the site on Saturday after the storm passed to discover that while the tarps we set up in preparation held up, however, we did not account for the water that would swell up from [...]

Getting the ball rolling

We are gearing up to start some field work. The crew have been working hard to get the drawings to the point where we can begin some work this weekend. Alex has finished the shop drawings for the steel in the build, so we can begin chopping, grinding and welding the parts and plates we [...]