Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tire Warehouse Deconstruction, 11.17.10

Last Wednesday, November 17th, design/build lab made our final visit to the tire warehouse in Clifton Forge. We began to bundle up the pine from the roof for easier transportation back to Blacksburg.
We removed the trusses of the structure and took them apart to better be able to transport the wood to our workspace in Blacksburg.

By the end of the day, there was only a small section of the warehouse at the end that was still standing. Our professors returned the next day with help to take down the rest of the warehouse and transport some remaining wood to our workspace.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tire Warehouse Deconstruction, 11.15.10

Last Monday, November 15th, design/build lab began its final phase of deconstruction on the tire warehouse.

We began to take apart pieces that were not necessary to the structure's integrity.

We removed the last bit of metal siding from the end of the warehouse to expose the wood structure of the building completely.

Clean up on the site began as pieces of tar paper that were removed from the roof were collected and moved to the dumpster.

By Monday's end, the wood boards from the roof had been completely removed, exposing the trusses of the structure.