I know some of you can't see the podcast and you want to see what's happening at the building site so here's your report...
This is some of the plumbing. This major plumbing work has to be done before the slab is poured. It is about done. I'd say about 80% from what I could tell.
This is just a more expanded picture of the plumbing work. I am standing at the southwest corner of the building (or in the back left corner for those of you directionally challenged (but I could be wrong, I'm not the best at directions myself :)).
You can't really see much by the picture but here is some of the electrical work. Man, there's a lot of conduit in this thing. They have this great machine that warms the pipe where it can be easily bent. That avoids them having to use "arms" and connectors which should make the whole thing more dependable. This work being done now makes the whole process of wiring the building much easier and more reliable. Since it is in the ground this too has to be done prior to the slab being poured. And this work too is close to being done!!!
Here these first several are of a beam being raised into place. This is the first beam on the right as you walk up to the building. The Northwest corner.
This is the finished product on the beams - or at least the outside beams.
A better picture of the completed beams. There are ten of them total. Five on each side. And the crossbeams at the top tying them to each other and will form the support for the roof.
Now, how neat it that! This coming week I'm told the roof should go on and the slab should be poured. Of course weather could affect all of that.