Reviewing Progress (After Being Away for a Week)

We arrived back from Roatan late last night as Houston Airport had experienced storms that delayed flights for two days. 

Jo-Anne left from SFO to Brussels for meetings all week and Bryan went to the job site to review the progress made while we were gone.

Garage Walls Are Formed

The project site looked good as the forms were up for the feature concrete walls inside the house.

Forms are in place for the feature concrete wall by the atrium and kitchen.

Forms are in place for the feature concrete wall by the atrium and kitchen.

 

Forms in place for feature concrete wall between the kitchen and the garage.  Note the openings for the pantry door and the storage room door.

Forms in place for feature concrete wall between the kitchen and the garage. Note the openings for the pantry door and the storage room door.

Wood frames to form the openings for the Garage Door and TV Niche.  These will go onto the form by the kitchen.

Wood frames to form the openings for the Garage Door and TV Niche. These will go onto the form by the kitchen.

Forms for concrete wall in south Window Well.

Forms for concrete wall in south Window Well.

Back of north retaining wall, looking east.  Note the reinforcing steel (rebar) for the feature wall in the Dining Room.

Back of north retaining wall, looking east. Note the reinforcing steel (rebar) for the feature wall in the Dining Room.

Back of north retaining wall, looking west.  Note the four sleeves in the concrete wall for the ground loop for the geothermal heat exchange and for a heat exchange with the swimming pool (maybe!).

Back of north retaining wall, looking west. Note the four sleeves in the concrete wall for the ground loop for the geothermal heat exchange and for a heat exchange with the swimming pool (maybe!).

View from the temporary site office.

View from the temporary site office.

The Week Ahead

Apparently, we will be shooting shotcrete on Thursday, April 30 so there is adequate time to prepare for that event as well as build the schedule through to placing the hollow core concrete panels.

While we were in Roatan, we arranged to obtain virgin backfill soil for the excavation at the front of the house, facing Via Sereno.  Having this backfill in place will provide much-needed space.

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