Stable Gables

This week is a big week for our crew as we've been split in two since this past weekend. One crew has been on site assembling the diagonal steel membranes on the trellis and beginning to raise the gable pieces of the large slab structure, while another crew has been in the shop meticulously assembling [...]

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 [...]

Meet The Team

While part of the group is out on site today completing our final concrete pour, I'd like to take the time to introduce our team! There are some old faces that you've seen in last semester's blog posts, and some new faces that have joined us for this semester. Although it's been a little rough [...]

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 [...]

Riders of the Storm

As Hurricane Ian approaches we had to get things ready so our hard work wasn't ruined! The worry is that our earthwork that was dug out will get messed up so wed have to re-level things and fill back anything that collapses. I am hoping that the stakes and fence line do not get uplifted [...]

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 [...]

Continued

This past week was full of introductions and picking up where the previous semester left off. We first reviewed details about our client, THE site, and the programming of our structure. Dave told us newbies the importance of the OSF (Office of School Facilities) and its long inspection process of the architectural drawing set. Since [...]

Through the Window

The stairs at our center here in Charleston are very narrow, which will come to no surprise to those that have studied in this building. After struggling to move 14' long pieces of lumber up these stairs, members of the studio had to get crafty and find another way to get the wood up to [...]

Nearing the End

While we are definitely bummed about postponing building until the fall semester, we are excited that we can still show off part of our design with a full-scale mock-up! We've been busily priming and painting all of the steel members for the trellis assembly, which will be part of our mock-up. The yellow, blue, and [...]