Posted by: DHE Rwanda | August 8, 2012

The Kiosk

The concrete for the kiosk, which will house the turbine and associated electronics, was poured in two stages.  Last Friday, we poured the foundation.  Today, the group on site is pouring the retaining wall.  With no concrete mixers, all the concrete – about 9 cubic meters for the foundation and another 7 for the retaining wall, have to be mixed by hand and passed in a firebucket line in large metal pans to the kiosk.  It is exhausting work, but our laborers worked hard and we finished pouring the foundation within the span of a normal workday, much to everyone’s surprise. 

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mixing the concrete

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pouring the concrete

 

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The team looks over the day’s work

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The formwork to contain the wet concrete for the retaining wall

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