by Tony Heath, Project Engineer This post covers Friday, September 6. Howdy, Short update today since I'm about to head to Indianapolis for a tournament this weekend. Today was a solid day at the garden wrapping things up as we prepare for the final week of construction before planting on September 16th. The weather has … Continue reading Week 6 Progress
By Tony Heath, Project Engineer This post covers Thursday, September 5th It finally happened! The day we've all been waiting for... we finally straightened that crooked bench! Josh and Justin had to leave early this afternoon for another project, so I asked Mark, who is filling in for Stephanie as our operating engineer, to use … Continue reading No More Crooked Bench
by Layne Knoche, Project Landscape Designer This post covers Wednesday, September 4th. Howdy! One of these days, we’ll find something other than “Today was another productive day at the Rain Garden” to start our blogs, but for now, that’s what you’re gonna get! But as the title states...it was also an impressive day. Concrete work … Continue reading Making an Impression
by Tony Heath, Project Engineer This post covers Tuesday, September 3rd. Howdy! It was good to be back out at the rain garden today after a long Labor Day weekend. The Facilities & Services crews worked on the hardscaping: concrete sidewalk and the garden's granite edging. When I arrived this morning, Josh and Stephanie were … Continue reading Hardscaping work continues (and cookies!)
By Tony Heath, Project Engineer Howdy! We closed out a productive week with a good day at the rain garden. Today's work included Facilities and Services placing the granite along the edges of the garden and Prof. Art Schmidt's CEE 458 Water Resources Field Methods installing monitoring conduit. Granite edging: Facilities and Services started by placing … Continue reading Week 5 Progress
By Tony Heath, Project Engineer This post covers Thursday, August 29th. Today was a busy day at the rain garden. Josh and Stephanie continued work to prepare for the decomposed granite installation while Eric Knisley and his concrete finishers were on-site in the afternoon to pour the sidewalk between the north and south cells of … Continue reading Everything’s coming together!
By Tony Heath, Project Engineer This post covers Wednesday, August 28th. We started the day continuing with our work from yesterday. Facilities and Services' Josh and Stephanie cleaned up the trench and laid a thin layer of bedding sand for the pipe to lay on, while I continued to place rip-rap stones to serve as … Continue reading The Siltsoxx Workout: Coming to a Gym Near You
By Tony Heath, Project Engineer This blog post covers Tuesday, August 27th. Howdy! After missing out on Friday due to scheduling and Monday due to rain, today was a big day at the garden as we removed the section of sidewalk between the north and south cells in order to remove the old cracked drain … Continue reading Rip-Rap and Siltsoxx and Clay (Oh My!)
By Tony Heath, Project Engineer This blog post covers August 21st and August 22nd. WED, AUG 21: Howdy! Today was a smooth day at the rain garden as we picked up where we'd left off yesterday morning when the tornado sirens drove us inside. After getting about 1/2" of rain yesterday, I was worried that … Continue reading A Couple of Smooth Days
By Tony Heath, Project Engineer This blog post covers August 19th and 20th. MON, AUG 19: Howdy! It was good to be back out at the garden this today after a long weekend. Special thanks to Layne for stepping in Friday and handling all the chaos on his first day supervising construction at the garden. The … Continue reading Here’s to another big week!