The first pre-cast concrete panels have now been craned into place. 35 individual panels which comprise of the lower ground floor level were indiviudally lifted and carefully located into place without a hitch. Careful and considered detailing of each panel enabled the construction to fit together like a jigsaw.
As the pre-cast panels will be exposed externally and internally ( in some locations ), all electrical switches, power points, thermostats and wall lights had to be accurately detailed and allowed for in the panels
Site Progress Diary:
Lower ground floor pre-cast concrete panels have all been installed
Additional concrete block brace walls have been laid and are being core filled with concrete.
The next 3 weeks will involve installing steel angles and bondek ready for the pouring of the suspended ground floor slab
Precast concrete panels acting as retaining walls will be waterproofed, have ag drains installed and finally backfilled
A section of the ground floor slab will be a traditional slab on ground with strip footings. This has been excavated and is ready for reinforcing to be laid as well as the rough in of sewer and storm water pipework