We have been working for a long time towards creating an effective Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) program. This began with choosing testing equipment that was low cost and could be fabricated at this post-apocalyptic looking shop here in Siem Reap. We decided to use a drive cylinder and a drop cone penetrometer.

Every layer of soil will be tested and approved prior to pilling a new layer on top. Chai, who is probably the coolest engineering student in Cambodia if not Southeast Asia, will be doing the testing and is becoming more comfortable with the equipment. We seem to attract an audience everyday while testing. But one of the unexpected results of this interest in the testing procedures is that the Contractor appears to now understand what we are testing and, hopefully, he will now be able to build to our specifications more efficiently.

Also, the sunsets at the construction site are pretty amazing.

No comments: