Thursday, July 23, 2009

Construction Workshop No.1 - Setting Out

We held the first construction workshop with Michael Murphy of the building lab in Richview today.
In order to set out the project we are going to use a large, centrally located steel pole. This will be cast in concrete and plumbed. It will form the basis for all subsequent setting out on the project and will require a high degree of accuracy in its placement.
Once in place we will use radii off this pole to locate corners of pads, and to set up strings to determine trench lines etc. As the dome rises we will also use the pole to check the accuracy of the domes form.

Michael also gave a demonstration of the use of digging equipment we will be using to dig out the trenches and pads.

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