The wall scaling continues on this sunny Saturday as more rebar is added to the west and north faces in preparation for building a concrete wall, which should be poured by the end of next week. The rebar comes in a variety of shapes: there are straight pieces that come in different lengths; hook pieces that have either a 90º or a hook-shaped bend near the end; and stirrups, which are omega-shaped and are used to separate the different levels of rebar (these are also called standees when installed in a vertical standing position to separate different horizontal levels as was seen in the preparations for the mat slab). All of these are secured together with short lengths of tie-wire.
|Clearing some of the orange barrier fencing away in order to complete a section of rebar.|
|The north wall.|