Oct '11 - Apr '14
Today, we met with two representatives from United Rentals to begin talking about the kind of tools we'll need on the job site.
The plan is to build our bridge in three sections in Blacksburg, transport them to Clifton Forge, and then crane them into place. In order to make this happen, we'll need a massive crane, a saw that will cut through the concrete retaining wall, and oodles of other equipment. So, we will be working with United Rentals here to order the equipment that will help make our bridge come to life.
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.