Our second week here in Abetenim was filled with new learning experiences for all involved as our team focused on preparing for the concrete pour to complete the classroom foundation. The goal for the week was to build and fit the formwork for the first 4 of 8 angled corners of the classroom design. Those of you who are familiar with the construction field know that more often than not, many unforeseen site conditions and material delays have a way of altering the construction schedule. Constructing in Abetenim is no different. With a delay in the second half of our wood delivery, we took the opportunity to have half the team dig a drainage trench to divert the rain water which flows down onto our site. The other half of the team was tasked with fitting the one corner formwork assembled the previous week. This proved to be a learning opportunity for everyone involved as the team was challenged with placing the formwork into the 24” wide foundation trench.
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