Members of the studio went to Clifton Forge to survey the site and install concrete formwork for the foundations of the bridge.
While Marie used the backhoe to dig holes for the formwork, the students used surveying equipment to measure the proper depth for each piece.
While some students dug, others cleaned up the site by cutting brush and removing tree. It looks so much more open now!
Meanwhile, the students back in Blacksburg finished welding the bridge and the ramp. Once the rain dies down, we will be able to paint the steel!
The Virginia Tech design/buildLAB is a Project Based Experiential Learning program focused on the research, development and implementation of innovative construction methods and architectural designs. Students collaborate with local communities and industry experts to conceive and realize built architecture projects that are both educational and charitable in nature. The blog is run by design/buildLAB students who are designing and building a fieldhouse for the Clifton Forge Little League.