The first of four overnight concrete pours took place within the construction site on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Over the course of 16 hours, 150 concrete mixer trucks entered and exited Emmanuel’s campus. These trucks delivered 1,480 yards of concrete. It is essential that the placement of the concrete be a continuous operation and, as shown in the time-lapse video below, elephant trucks pumped the concrete at a consistent rate in order to keep the distribution even. Several construction crew members were stationed within the slab frame so they could smooth out the concrete as it was being poured.
The purpose of the first pour was to create a solid, structural slab that will support the northeast section of the building and provide the foundation for the tower crane.