Thursday, June 24, 2010

Good Luck Landed Just Outside the Entrance to the New Library

Reference question for the day: Can you identify what type of bird this is?

Update: According to Wild Care in Marin and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in San Francisco, this is a Red Tail Hawk, possibly a female.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lots of Scaffolding and Metal Framing

Metal Framing is less expensive, fire resistant, and termites can't eat it.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The cement floor in our restrooms.

Notice the different level in height between the restrooms and the main floor of the library. The main floor will rise to the height of the restrooms, once the electric wiring, ducts, and heating are in place.

Ingenuity in the Construction Industry

Notice the front tires of the Cement Pump truck are not touching the ground?

Notice the Concrete Pump truck is being held up by these Outriggers?

Each cubic yard of concrete weighs approximately 3500 pounds. When it flows through the pump, the weight of the concrete is enough to pop the tires or tip the concrete pump on its side. As a safety measure they use the outriggers to prop the pump up and avoid catastrophe.

Our Children's Room Is Getting Walls.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sign Up For Summer Reading @ Mini-Ortega!

This year we have Children, Teen, and Adult Summer Reading Programs.

The Vapor Barrier For the Computer Room and Restrooms

Notice the height level difference between the main rooms and the Computer and Restrooms. Eventually, they will all be the same once the wiring and new flooring materials are installed in the main rooms.

Thursday, June 3, 2010