UAS FH Construction Upddate for 10/18/2013
Big Blue Truck Back:
This week the Contractor brought the Big Blue Concrete pump truck back on site to pour several of the interior foundations for Residence Hall I. This week’s photo shows that this concrete truck can reach out there 100 feet! Did your math teacher ever explain how a lever works? See the attached sketch. It is a direct relation of weight times length, (W)(L)=F. So for our example, we have a lever that is 10 feet long with a 10 lb. weight. This lever could lift a 100 lb. weight that is 1 foot from the fulcrum. So if you ever decide to become a concrete pump truck designer, you will use this calculation to figure out how heavy your truck needs to be so your concrete boom can reach out 100 feet, without your truck tipping over.
Other accomplishments this week included reclaiming the sewerline access path from the residence Hall down the hill to Glacier Highway and getting the waterline all the way inside the building. The underground work is wrapping up quickly, which is good because the snow is creeping down the mountains.