When the concrete starts flowing there’s no denying, it’s, well… concrete! The footings for our building were finished last week by Big T Concrete with steel from Barker Steel, after much detailed site work. It’s fun to see both the building footprint and the basement taking shape. To adhere to Living Building ChallengeTM (LBC) requirements, the concrete forms used during this phase of construction were required to be either reused from another job site or sourced from Forest Stewardship Council Certified wood. Vetting of materials and sourcing distance were also required, as in each and every step of an LBC building.
Jessica Schultz is Communication and Capital Project Coordinator for the Hitchcock Center. She guides on-going media relations, website and social media, publications, marketing planning and photography. She also supports the Executive Director and building committee in planning for a new environmental learning center.
thanks for the great photos and update on the building progress!