October 8, 2001The construction crew, September workshoppers and volunteers poured the stairsleading to the second floor of Phase V of the East Crescent Construction.[Photo by: Tomiaki Tamura] Since it was a small quantity pour, the group used the small mixer and carted it up to the formwork by hand.Pictured: Yeonsook bringing buckets of concrete up the stairs.[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton] Construction Crew Leader Ray Shong, smooths the concrete into the formwork Habitat Manager David Tollas, and the Construction crew, hosted a barbeque in Phase Five to celebrate the completion of thefirst floor which is the culmination of over a year of hard work by Arcosanti staff, volunteers and workshoppers.Pictured: Aldo fires up the BBQ while people check out the new stairs (back).
August 26, 2009 This report continues from 8/24. Here we see the pour of the heat duct tunnel wall in full swing. The construction crew laid a bridge on the scaffolding to facilitate the workers and equipment during the course of the pouring process. Many people came from different departments to help with the pour. [photo & text: Anna Tran] The mixed concrete was placed into wheelbarrows and buckets and shuttled down to the scaffolding to be poured into the formwork. Here we see the entire work in process. [photo & text: Anna Tran] The crew disassembled the wall forms after the concrete cured. The next section of the wall will be under way with erection of the formwork and we will continue to report on this next week. [photo & text: Anna Tran]
11Dec Rep. Bellino: Line 5 tunnel best option for Michigan families, job providers Categories: Bellino News,News Representative supports plan forming new tunnel oversight panelState Rep. Joe Bellino said a plan approved today in the Michigan House with bipartisan support is a key step toward energy security for Michigan residents and the creation of thousands of jobs for Michigan workers.Bellino, of Monroe, said agreements with Enbridge Energy to build a multi-use utility tunnel will allow for the decommissioning of the current Line 5 segment in the Straits and greatly reduce the risk of an oil spill between Michigan’s peninsulas. It will also provide energy security for Michigan families and businesses.“The Great Lakes are critical to our economy and way of life in Michigan. Ensuring families and businesses have access to safe, reliable energy is also essential,” said Bellino, a member of the House Energy Policy Committee. “This solution makes Line 5 safer while it continues to deliver resources to heat Michigan homes and power our economic growth.”The plan laid out in Senate Bill 1197 creates a new, independent authority to provide oversight and take ownership of the proposed tunnel. The new body will be called the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority.Bellino said Enbridge, not taxpayers, will pay for 100 percent of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the tunnel. Once the company reaches an agreement with the newly created Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority, the authority would own the tunnel and provide proper oversight, including a public, transparent process for ongoing operation of the tunnel.“The tunnel project will put people to work, protect our natural resources and heat Michigan homes and businesses – and taxpayers won’t pay a dime for the construction,” Bellino said. “This is a win-win-win for Michigan families, workers and businesses.”###
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