Today's concrete pour for the walls was completed by late afternoon right on schedule. Five concrete mixers supplied concrete for hours, as the pump truck delivered yard after yard to the wooden forms. Meantime workers guided the pump, eliminated air from the mix, and eventually leveled the walls embedding steel footings for some of the columns. It was fascinating to watch not only for the technology involved, but also for the teamwork and coordination between the workers.
Tomorrow they will begin to remove the forms and start laying forms for the floor. There is a construction project site meeting scheduled for Wednesday.
In a way, today's job marks the true beginning of construction - for the first time since the project has started, a permanent addition to the new church was completed. Much more to come with photos tomorrow!