FTLComm - Tisdale - May 17, 2001

The project is moving along at its own pace and Wednesday afternoon it was time to install the floor beams.

Using the high tech composite beams and joice material the floor over the central portion of the building which contains the kitchen and wash rooms will be very strong and durable. They are using twelve inch material and have included a centre beam with teleposts.

Workmen report that using these materials has some special problems. The composite material is hard to nail and heavy to handle. They explained that it has added strength and is very close in price to conventional lumber.

This morning the sheeting was installed. Plywood was put down using an adhesive positioned tightly sheet by sheet then nailed with an air driven hammer to the floor beams.

The whole process of laying the floor was wrapped up by noon.

In the picture below you can see that fiberglass insulation was used around the outside of the building to provide heat retention.