By end of August the site was ready for the preparations for the 1st slab. Columns were mostly up, the jacks and the plywood were set up fast and within a few days the form work was done.
All set up… Site management in the confined space of the rectangular plot is quite a challenge.
The two previous photos quite well show the density of the space around the house – typical for any Indian city where real estate is probably more expensive than in most places of Europe.
The structural drawing for the first slab (credits go to Alex Jacob, a tremendously skilled structural engineer with many years of experience. Thanks for all the work 🙂 )
The beam and individual slab layout of the roof above the Ground floor.
Exemplary form work preparations…
…as well as an advertisement for a clean site 🙂
Looking from the future dining room area towards the entrance.
The steel form work laid out, reinforcements for the beams already in place.