CFR Remodelling and Expansion 2020.

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What a difference a day makes:-
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Base for Control Cabin laid. View looking East.



Base looking North.
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Base looking North.
 
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Good afternoon folks. The contractors have finished work for the day. They have been busy:-
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Embankment shuttering in place.
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Concrete has been poured between the slabs and the embankment.
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The view looking North.
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The view looking Northeast.
The new Operating Cabin will be sheltered from the prevailing winds.
 
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Thanks! I really enjoy seeing the progress pictures. Also, even a hand-drawn sketch of the trackplan would be greatly appreciated to get a "feel" for things.

Greg
Greg, I hope this helps:-
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Great, thanks so much! It helps have a framework for the pictures.

The "walls" they are putting up, seems strange they are not "reinforced" from behind, what is to stop the earth from pushing them inwards?

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Great, thanks so much! It helps have a framework for the pictures.

The "walls" they are putting up, seems strange they are not "reinforced" from behind, what is to stop the earth from pushing them inwards?

Greg
Greg, steel rods and reinforced concrete.
 
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Interesting, the near walls in this picture:


don't show any rods, but looking more closely, it appears there is concrete there, so maybe the reinforcing rods are underneath.

Greg
They are indeed Greg.
 
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Paul, it is going to be tight (for maintenance, if nothing else) for a 10x8 shed, if they are two-foot slabs? :think:
 
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Another beautiful day. So no sign of the contractors.
 
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I live on the coast, there is an electrical contractor called "surfs up electric", and if the surf is up (good surfing) they can only be found at the beach, not at work.

I guess you may have a similar problem.

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What a difference a day makes:-
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Base for Control Cabin laid. View looking East.



Base looking North.
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Base looking North.
A question on laying the base, why are concrete pavers used instead of just pouring a reinforced concrete slab which is a common practice in Australia?
Lack of available funds perhaps or has it got something to do with ground movement over the seasons?
In Aust a the common 3Mx3M 10'x10' garden shed usually sits on a slab (generally 100mm thick with steel reinforcing mesh) to which then it is bolted especially in cyclone areas to stop it flying away, as per building regulations.
Are the reinforcing rods for the retaining wall driven into the soil to anchor them?
 
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A question on laying the base, why are concrete pavers used instead of just pouring a reinforced concrete slab which is a common practice in Australia?
Lack of available funds perhaps or has it got something to do with ground movement over the seasons?
In Aust a the common 3Mx3M 10'x10' garden shed usually sits on a slab (generally 100mm thick with steel reinforcing mesh) to which then it is bolted especially in cyclone areas to stop it flying away, as per building regulations.
Are the reinforcing rods for the retaining wall driven into the soil to anchor them?
The slabs were used because the were being recycled from a redundant path. Recycling does keep the cost down, but that was never the main consideration.
The reinforcing rods for the retaining wall were driven into the ground to anchor them.
 
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The slabs were used because the were being recycled from a redundant path. Recycling does keep the cost down, but that was never the main consideration.
The reinforcing rods for the retaining wall were driven into the ground to anchor them.
Love recycling the more the better.
I take it that the slabs were laid on compacted soil/ road base.
How are the reinforcing rods attached to the wall slabs?
 
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Good day! I will be in the UK for the first couple of weeks in May and was planning to visit your site. When is construction scheduled for completion? I was just wondering if it was worth making the trip from Ampthill to the CFR for a visit?

Ed
 
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Good day! I will be in the UK for the first couple of weeks in May and was planning to visit your site. When is construction scheduled for completion? I was just wondering if it was worth making the trip from Ampthill to the CFR for a visit?

Ed
Ed, the CFR will be back in operation by Easter. Hopefully the extension will be completed by May. We look forward to seeing you.
 
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Love recycling the more the better.
I take it that the slabs were laid on compacted soil/ road base.
How are the reinforcing rods attached to the wall slabs?
I have no idea how the reinforcing rods are attached. Only the contractors are allowed in the construction area for health and safety reasons.
 
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I have no idea how the reinforcing rods are attached. Only the contractors are allowed in the construction area for health and safety reasons.
They probably aren't connected to the slabs, the rods probably support the concrete against the embankment and the slabs are for decoration