You're welcome mate. That's the great thing about these forums, the amount you can learn and share is huge.AndyWelsh wrote: ↑Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:16 pmThat’s why I love posting photos on here. I have literally no clue what I’m looking at, then someone like yourself Pikey can tell me what’s happening!Pikey wrote:Stepped rubble base in, that means piling will be underway very soon!
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Basically the site has been levelled with fill to allow a flat surface for the piling rig to do it's thing. Your shot illustrates how much of a fall the site has, hence the stepped nature of the fill, because a rig needs to be as level as possible. What will happen next is pretty much the perimeter of the site will be pilled (drilled) steel pile cages craned in and then filled with concrete. Then the rest of the site will be excavated, exposing the piles which will then be reinforced with more steel and concrete, creating a what's called a Cassion wall. Pretty much from then on it's all upwards construction once the main structural piles and service core piles are in place. Basically, this site is about to become a lot more interesting!