Rubaya Implementation Trip | Week I Technical Field Notes

From New York’s cold temperatures of around 40s Rubaya 1 crossed over to summer with temperatures in the 80s. The two traveling members, Mira and Patrick have made great progress since their arrival in Rwanda. Also, they have truly lived up to the essence of Engineers Week, which coincidentally aligned with the project’s first week of implementation.

On their arrival they had a successful meeting with in-country contacts – Bonaventure, Gilbert and Emmanuel. With their help, the EWB members procured materials from quincaillerie, i.e. the hardware store and finally completed the last leg of their journey to Rubaya.

There are some cool pictures on the flip side to show how the team has been getting closer to the storage facility each day, so click below and explore:

Day 1: Compacting, grading, survey and site layout


Day 2: Footing excavation and rebar cutting

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Day 3: Bending rebar – column footing and ties done.


Day 4: Finalize compacted elevation; place and pour column footings

Day 5: Pour remainder of column footings; strip footing rebar and pour strip footing


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