LSA Building Update #7

Even though heavy rains have slowed deliveries and workers, quite a bit of progress has been made.  The balance of the brick work is nearly done and the roof trusses have been fabricated and poised to be raised onto the walls.  The veranda (porch) cement has been laid.  The roof trusses are built on site and made of very hard rough sawn wood.  With no snow load in Kenya, they can be placed on 6′ centers.  The next step is to place the trusses, tie them together with the roof runner strips, then nail on the corrugated iron sheet roofing.

Brick work nearly complete and ready for the roof

Brick work nearly complete and ready for the roof

Fabricated roof trusses

Fabricated roof trusses

Roof trusses ready to be raided in place on the walls

Roof trusses ready to be raided in place on the walls

Veranda  (porch) concrete

Veranda (porch) concrete

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