September 2, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

With all of the conduit in place, the next item on the schedule was the footers.

In order for the building to withstand up to 200 mph winds, the footers are wider, deeper, and have lots of rebar. The interior south wall footer was the first to be poured and was four feet deep by four feet wide.

Here is the completed interior south wall.

The crew moved on to the interior hallway. They began by digging a long trench.

Then they poured the concrete.

Rebar gets set into the concrete. Less reinforcement is needed in this interior hallway; therefore, the footer is only 2 feet wide by 2 feet deep and the rebar is into the concrete after it’s been poured.

And finally, a completed interior hallway.

During the second half of the week, the crew started the footers for the data suites. This footer is the same depth and size as the south interior wall.

Just for good measure, here’s the view from the southeast corner of the building.

Up next: more footers.

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