Stansbury Park Observatory Complex (SPOC)
Kolob Building

Pouring the Floor, Telescope Pad and Sidewalk
30 APR 2017 to 06 MAY 2017
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(Photos by Patrick Wiggins unless otherwise noted)


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Preparing the floor. 30 APR 2017

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Preparing the floor. 30 APR 2017

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Preparing the telescope pad. 01 MAY 2017

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Preparing the floor. 01 MAY 2017

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Red light is a laser leveling device. 01 MAY 2017

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Gravel sub-base being laid.  02 MAY 2017

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02 MAY 2017

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Using a device to make sure the pad will be level.  02 MAY 2017

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Using a device to make sure the pad will be level.  02 MAY 2017

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Device used to tamp down and level the gravel.  Sign on the wall in the back was used to indicated where an anchor bolt was to be located in the floor below.  02 MAY 2017

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The construction crew often worked late into the night.  02 MAY 2017

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Telescope pad forms up.  Spreading and leveling the gravel.  Slab rebar installed on building floor.  03 MAY 2017

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Rebar for the floor.  03 MAY 2017

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Rebar for the floor.  03 MAY 2017

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Opening in the east wall for the pedestrian door.  03 MAY 2017

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Preparing the connection sidewalk.  04 MAY 2017

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"First Pour" of the floor.  05 MAY 2017

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First pour of floor and slab concrete.  05 MAY 2017

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05 MAY 2017

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Floor poured.  Moving to the outside.  05 MAY 2017

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Aierial view. All of the concrete poured.  05 MAY 2017

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Aerial view.  05 MAY 2017

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Finishing the concrete.  05 MAY 2017

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Finishing the concrete.  05 MAY 2017

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Traditional mark showing the year the concrete was poured.  05 MAY 2017

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Looking good.  05 MAY 2017

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Craig Pater and son backfilling foundation trench.  06 MAY 2017

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Alpine Stringham backfilling foundation trench.  06 MAY 2017

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Three “Old Star Geezers”, Bruce Grim, Rodger Fry and Patrick Wiggins at work.  06 MAY 2017

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Luke Moses backfilling foundation trench.  06 MAY 2017

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Bruch Grim, Enid Norton, Luke Moses & Jim Keane excavating backfill dirt.  06 MAY 2017

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Patrick Wiggins moving a load of dirt.  Rodger Fry photo.  06 MAY 2017

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Enid Norton.  Rodger Fry photo.  06 MAY 2017

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Mike Clements and Jim Keane.  Rodger Fry photo.  06 MAY 2017

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Foundation trench filled in.  06 MAY 2017

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Luke Moses.  Rodger Fry photo.   06 MAY 2017

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Craig Pater and son removing viewing pad forms.  Rodger Fry photo.  06 MAY 2017

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Luke Moses & Mike Clements adding fill to Grade slope around viewing pad.  06 MAY 2017

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Today's SLAS work crew:  Mike Clements, Alpine Stringham, Jim Keane, Craig Pater and son, Patrick Wiggins, Rodger Fry and Enid Norton.  Luke Moses photo.  06 MAY 2017