Thursday, January 25, 2018

Concrete Placement In Garage ICF Walls Of House In SouthEastern Michigan -- ANAND Enterprises Project EneE1Bai_1

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I was at the project site the morning of Jan-25-2018 to check the readiness of Garage ICF walls for concrete placement  and then witness placement of concrete in Garage ICF walls. In the following I present some pictures of the house -- I have presented the pictures in the order in which they were taken.













Monday, July 31, 2017

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Concrete Placement In Second Floor ICF Walls Of House In SouthEastern Michigan -- ANAND Enterprises Project EneE1Bai_1

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I was at the project site on Jul-05-2017, clear sunny and warm day, to witness concrete placement in the Second Floor ICF walls. Concrete supplied by Messina Concrete of Plymouth MI was placed using a boom pump by Matt Lincoln and his crew.
In the following I present some pictures that I took.











Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Renovation Header For Wall Opening Between Family Room And Living Room In SouthEastern Michigan -- ANAND Enterprises Project SalA1J1701

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RENOVATION  OF EXISTING HOUSE

I was at the project site this afternoon to look at the LVL header used in renovation work to create the opening between family Room and Living Room. The LVL header has been installed and the renovation work is in progress. I present here some pictures that I took while I was at the project site.








Friday, April 14, 2017

Fix For Jacking Up A Wood Girder Offset From The Post -- Leveling The Floor In An Older Building In SouthEastern Michigan -- ANAND Enterprises Project TotH1J1701


I was at the project site on Apr-13-2017 to look at the installation of post to jack up a girder. My observations and comments are as follows:
The end of the girder to be jacked up is not directly above the post being used to jack up the girder. So I have designed a corbel so that when the post is cranked up gingerly the end of the girder that is offset from the center of the post gets jacked up. This is specialty work and will be done by personnel experienced in this type of work. Depending on the amount by which the girder needs to be raised, the desired result may need to be achieved by cranking up the post more than once.
Based on my field inspection, the information provided to me, my engineering judgment, and my practical experience, I believe that with the recommended fix executed in a workman like manner in a workman like manner, the desired effect can be achieved safely and securely.







Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Concrete Placement In First Floor ICF Walls Of House In SouthEastern Michigan -- ANAND Enterprises Project EneE1Bai_1

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I was at the project site Apr-10-2017 morning on the occasion of concrete placement in the First Floor walls. Concrete placement had started around 9:00 AM. Around 12:00 noon it began to rain and there was danger of thunder and lightning ... however the storm passed soon and the weather cleared and the concrete placement was completed in the afternoon.