Brrr... it was like 71 degrees here this morning! Definitely football and chili weather. :) We poured the slab for the cistern for poolside villa #2 nine days ago. This cistern will not be as tall as the upper 1BR cistern, but will still hold 37,000 gallons, or 309,000 pounds, of water. [caption id="attachment_2692" align="aligncenter" width="496"] Blueprints for Poolside Villa #2 Cistern[/caption] The team has moved quickly to get the inner forms in place for the equipment room (far left), the rear cistern wall and right side of the cistern. [caption id="attachment_2620" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Slab Poured for Poolside Villa #2 Cistern and forms going up![/caption] The team is busy tying steel, which will then be closed up and ready for concrete. [caption id="attachment_2680" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The cistern rises[/caption] The view of the cistern from the top doesn't give you the real perspective of exactly how tall this structure is... [caption id="attachment_2678" align="alignnone" width="640"] One tall storage room and cistern[/caption] While poolside villa #2 is in "phase 2" of development, the pool side villa #1 is in "phase 3". The footings have been poured, the stem walls are now in place and the team is forming the main floor slab and support columns. [caption id="attachment_2679" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Beam forms for the main floor[/caption] With the floor beam forms in place, the crew is placing the support joists in for the flooring forms. [caption id="attachment_2673" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The support rafters being placed[/caption] Viewing the structure from underneath, you can see support column forms resting on the footings which will soon be filled with steel. [caption id="attachment_2676" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Column forms for floor slab[/caption] In addition to great progress on the poolside villas, Wayne has been excavating the site for the pool this week. The footings for the pool complex will be formed as soon as excavation is complete, which should be sometime this week if we get a bit of dry weather. [caption id="attachment_2674" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Pool site being excavated for footings[/caption] It's been very breezy and we've had another 3" of rain in the past week. Today is no different! [caption id="attachment_2672" align="alignnone" width="640"] Rain over Drake's Passage[/caption] Have a great Sunday everyone!