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SPANISH STYLE VILLA CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS UPDATE 08 30

Layout and excavation for column footings Fabricating the rebar matting for footings and columns Pouring the footing then forming and pouring the columns with concrete Getting started on the cement hollow block walls Preparing the forms for the round columns on the terrace and putting in place  reinforcement for beams at the first floor Getting…

DAUIN SEMI DETACHED HOME PROGRESS 06/30

A lot has happened on this construction project since we last posted an update around mid-March. Structural columns and beams made of reinforced concrete. Fabrication and installation of steel roof trusses. Electrical and plumbing rough-in. Parging of walls with cement rendering Framing of the ceilings. Installing fascia , eaves trough and metal roofing panels over…

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APRIL TO JUNE PROGRESS

We now have 3 of the nipa roofs on and have started demolishing the existing water storage tank where the 4th cottage will go. We have applied Zemcoat finish to the wall and begun base coat primer paint. As well we have started the initial phases of the restaurant structure, pouring our footings and columns…

HOME CONSTRUCTION UPDATE MAR 15

The first thing we do, like all jobs we start is to layout or “plot” the location where the builing is going to sit on the property. We do this with our surveyor Josh Cabio of I-Sukod to ensure no mistakes are made. We then start excavation whehr the column and wall footings will go.…

VILLA CONSTRUCTION UPDATE MARCH 15TH

When we started excavation, we ran into a not totally unexpected issue. Being on a plateau in the hills there was the high likelihood that we would hit rock when digging and sure enough it was there. We adapted and decided that instead of doing a large scale excavation for the entire footprint of the…

CONSTRUCTION ONGOING FEBRUARY 2018 SIQUIJOR RESORT

We started by laying out the different buildings with the help of our surveyor Josh Cabio. When we knew where everything was going we began demolishing the existing structures that were going to be in the way. We left 2 structures that were built on top of water reservoirs so that we would still be…

FOOTINGS FOR COLUMNS AND WALLS

After the excavation, we have fabricated our steel reinforcing for the column and footings. Once set in place approximately 2″ above a 6″ layer of choker rock within the excavated holes, we pour cement. After the column footings are poured, we pour wall footings between the columns and start with the concrete hollow block. The…

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CEMENT FLOOR AND ROOFING

Over the past 2 weeks, we have put the steel panel roofing on, attached securely to 2×2 steel girts which were welded to the site fabricated open web joist system. We have added gutters to all low eaves, which will train through down pipes to the site drainage system. We have also been able to…

COLUMNS AND WALLS

We have poured the first lift of the columns and also got well into the beginning of the walls. The walls are concrete hollow block with 10mm reinforcing bar, set on reinforced concrete wall footings. The walls are being tied into the adjacent columns to with rebar to ensure there is minimal movement between walls…

EXCAVATION PREPARATION FOR FOOTINGS

We have finished the layout of this single story cottage on the beach and now have started with the excavation. We will be going down a minimum of 1 meter, and maybe more depending on the soil conditions. As it is only one story and will not have high structural loading, we are not planning…

PHASE 2 – MAIN RENO

With washroom renovation  now complete, the clients have visited and left and are preparing for the final move here in late 2017. With their departure the real work begins as we start the second phase of this project which is the addition of a second story. We begin by stripping the house of anything that…

STARTING THE OPEN AIR LIVING STRUCTURE

The 3 bedroom and washroom phase of this project has been turned over to the clients and now we have turned our efforts to the last remaining structure, which is an open air kitchen, living and dining room. We have also constructed a new native stile fence made of bamboo supports and struts with a…

WALLS ARE UP

After pouring all the footings, columns and beams, we then focused on getting all the walls up. We used a special mix concrete hollow block to provide better quality walls , as we do in all our projects, and these walls were all reinforced with 10 mm reinforcing steel bar. Once the hollow block walls…

FLOOR SLAB AND ROOF FRAMING

With all the walls complete, columns pored and roughing for electrical and plumbing laid out, our construction crew moves on to their next tasks. While the walls were being laid, we had our steelworkers construct the trusses so that immediately after we could start the roof framing, including rafters and c-channels. Once the roof framing…

BEAMS

The columns are now poured and the forms stripped so it is time to start constructing the beams for the second story. Again we start by constructing the rebar reinforcing frames, which we tie into the exposed rebar at the top of the columns. Once all this is securely in place, we build forms that…

COLUMNS

Footing complete, our next job is to tie all our column rebar frames into the footings as well as connecting all column rebar to the tie beam rebar. The these pours will take place in two stages. The first will be hich enough so that the bottom portion of the columns will be done at…

LAYOUT AND EXCAVATION

With the temporary facilities set up, the layout of the building footprint begins. Once precise measurements are taken and stakes laid out, the men excavate by hand. The soil is found to be extremely soft and porous which is a concern. In order remove the risk of future settlement and cracking of the building ,…