March 2018 Construction Update
March has been all about concrete as we near the completion of the ground floor slab. This much anticipated milestone, the one that gets the building ready for its walls to rise, is approximately only three weeks away.
Construction has been steady and productive. Over 3000 man hours have been invested in laying 300 cubic yards of concrete to create a ground floor consisting of over 9000 square feet of floor space. The remaining pile caps have just been cast. Next week we will be casting the remaining concrete floor beams. This makes way for the beginning of the ground floor slab installation.
The perimeter foundation wall is also nearing completion. It’s expected to be finished by the end of next week when we’ll be taking lots of photos of it.
March has also been about sand as we are quickly reclaiming 80 feet of white sand beach. The sand appears dark as it’s first established, but keep watch over the coming weeks as the sun turns it pristine white.
Coming up in April, construction will begin on the underfloor pit for the elevator. This pit is a concrete vault that stands five feet tall. Once established we’ll begin building the concrete chase, a vertical square tunnel that encases the elevator, up 7 floors, all the way to the roof patio.
And while all this excitement is getting going, we’re anticipating the arrival of the steel – just a short six weeks away.
Check out the latest pix: