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   Undertoad  Tuesday Jul 17 01:46 PM

July 17, 2007: Massive concrete pour



DucksNuts finds this interesting one at Life Without Buildings, an architectural blog. The post there notes that there were 258 concrete trucks, each pouring approximately four loads, laying 11,500 yards of the stuff in one day. Look at all the trucks on the road, waiting for their turn.

What'll it be when it's all grown up? Condos. Apparently this size of slab is needed to keep the building solid once it's up.



Uisge Beatha  Tuesday Jul 17 01:53 PM

See! I told them they needed more than a couple of guys with wheelbarrows and shovels!



Griff  Tuesday Jul 17 02:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uisge Beatha View Post
See! I told them they needed more than a couple of guys with wheelbarrows and shovels!
I guess you're right, but we had the low bid.


rkzenrage  Tuesday Jul 17 04:33 PM

Oh, it's ssssssooooo biiiIIIiiiig!



artemis05  Tuesday Jul 17 04:42 PM

i hope there aren't any pictures of me throwing those bodies in there



Shawnee123  Tuesday Jul 17 04:47 PM

Where's Jimmy?

Quote:
Originally Posted by artemis05 View Post
i hope there aren't any pictures of me throwing those bodies in there
Find Jimmy Hoffa:


YellowBolt  Tuesday Jul 17 05:31 PM

Is that square yards or cubic yards or what.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jul 17 06:20 PM

Concrete is delivered and billed as cubic. Square is meaningless.
San Diego in the summer, keeping it wet is a problem.
Great find, DuckNuts.



theotherguy  Tuesday Jul 17 06:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
San Diego in the summer, keeping it wet is a problem.
Great find, DuckNuts.
Try K-Y


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jul 17 06:32 PM

K-Y is water based, in San Diego summers you need petroleum based Vaseline.
Of course you can't use Vaseline with rubbers... but who needs rubbers, it never rains in the San Diego summer.



Nivek  Tuesday Jul 17 09:03 PM

They look like toy construction vehicles.



Kingswood  Tuesday Jul 17 10:54 PM

How thick is the concrete? How long will it take all that concrete to set?



axlrosen  Tuesday Jul 17 10:54 PM

They look like bees coming back to the nest to deposit their nectar.



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jul 18 12:39 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingswood View Post
How thick is the concrete? How long will it take all that concrete to set?
As thick as they pour it (which means I don't know) and 31 days to max strength. Being a waterfront, quake prone, location, they probably were pouring the slab and the columns down to bed rock, all in one piece (monolith) for strength.

edit
Looking at the closed streets, empty parking lots and support trucks. I'd guess it was a very expensive Sunday operation. Overtime for everyone, even the cops blocking traffic.


DucksNuts  Wednesday Jul 18 01:14 AM

From a couple of regs at Life Without Buildings....

Quote:
Ingeniero said...

I don't get the numbers quoted above though. The current slab being poured looks to be about 150'x150'which is 2500SY. Assuming that it is a mat footing, it would have to be 4.5 yards thick to be a monolithic pour. Even if the whole building had a mat footing with an assumed area of 5000SY then the thickness would be 2.3 yards or almost 7 FT? Does that sound right for that type of footing?
Quote:
Jimmy said...

The photo shows the southern half (half!) of the ten-foot-thick RAFT slab, which will support the 35 story tower.



SPUCK  Wednesday Jul 18 07:27 AM

Look at that crane!
Looks like they're concreting it in too! Maybe they'll use it as the elevator..



Shawnee123  Wednesday Jul 18 08:44 AM




Gravdigr  Wednesday Jul 18 08:50 AM

As I understand it, concrete generates heat as it sets up. That's A LOT of concrete, so, I am assuming a lot of heat. So, here's my question: If you throw a twelve pound turkey in there, how long til it's done?



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jul 18 09:55 AM

Do you really think a 12 pound turkey is going to feed 258 truck drivers plus a cast of hundreds?



Gravdigr  Thursday Jul 19 06:09 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Do you really think a 12 pound turkey is going to feed 258 truck drivers plus a cast of hundreds?
Guess I better keep that six-pack hid, huh?


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