New Build - Doi Saket Chiang Mai

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Re: New Build - Doi Saket Chiang Mai

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:04 pm

schuimpge wrote:Looks like you got a good team working on it.. An engineer who sends drone-pictures on the progress. That's a first here on CTH I guess..

But, is it the lens-distortion or is the land higher than the surroundings? Especially on the right side with the buildings there..

If higher, then I can imagine the deep foundations are related to that.

Looking forward to see this build progressing.. Good luck.
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Very likely correct.
With our build we didn't have to get down to the original level as the fill was heavy clay and had been down for 8 or 9 years so had compacted nicely.
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Re: New Build - Doi Saket Chiang Mai

Postby claynlr » Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:21 am

Using the braces to hold the column steel exactly where it needs to be is a very good idea!

Can the forms at the bottom of the column holes be omitted and just pour concrete in? Or does that affect the pier integrity from an engineering point?
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Re: New Build - Doi Saket Chiang Mai

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:08 am

claynlr wrote:Can the forms at the bottom of the column holes be omitted and just pour concrete in? Or does that affect the pier integrity from an engineering point?

If you pour concrete onto dirt all the water disappears too quickly from the mix and weakens the mix. If you look from here on viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1864&start=315 it will show you what to do and how to do it properly. You may also need to go back a few pages. Good luck.
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Re: New Build - Doi Saket Chiang Mai

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:05 pm

claynlr wrote:Using the braces to hold the column steel exactly where it needs to be is a very good idea!

Can the forms at the bottom of the column holes be omitted and just pour concrete in? Or does that affect the pier integrity from an engineering point?

http://meekings.selfip.biz/nui/Groups-o ... to_21.html
Will show another way to construct pad footings. There's a thin concrete base then 75mm spacers for the cage and a wood form.

Another method is shown here http://meekings.selfip.com/nui/Groups-o ... shade.html

Also as RR has said the water needed for the concrete to cure will be leached out if it's in direct contact with the earth reducing the strength of the concrete by up to 90%. So in short don't omit the forms or pour concrete directly onto the earth.
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Re: New Build - Doi Saket Chiang Mai

Postby smiley486 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:47 pm

Cement has been poured into the holes today

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Re: New Build - Doi Saket Chiang Mai

Postby smiley486 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:31 pm

Some updated photos. Things moving along quite well.

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Re: New Build - Doi Saket Chiang Mai

Postby smiley486 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:21 am

Just an update. They've filled the holes with cement and setting up the foundation now.
Will be flying to Chiang Mai later this month to see the progress in person.

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Re: New Build - Doi Saket Chiang Mai

Postby MGV12 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:13 pm

smiley486 wrote:Just an update. They've filled the holes with cement and setting up the foundation now.
Will be flying to Chiang Mai later this month to see the progress in person.



Apart from your occasional visits is anyone overseeing the build on a day-to-day basis ... other than [hopefully] the contractor?

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Re: New Build - Doi Saket Chiang Mai

Postby smiley486 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:41 pm

My wife mother occasionally visits as she is working in the north at the moment but we will move there around end of April to oversee the final months of the build.
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Re: New Build - Doi Saket Chiang Mai

Postby MGV12 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:52 pm

smiley486 wrote:My wife mother occasionally visits as she is working in the north at the moment but we will move there around end of April to oversee the final months of the build.


Smiley by name and smiley by nature ... good on you and hope it all works out. They certainly look to have made a good start and are keeping you informed; even though [allegedly] drones are illegal in Thailand. :lol:

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Re: New Build - Doi Saket Chiang Mai

Postby smiley486 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:49 pm

The base has started. Looking very good.
My wife and I will be flying to CM tonight to check how the progress is in person. Very Excited.

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Re: New Build - Doi Saket Chiang Mai

Postby smiley486 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:09 pm

It's been awhile since I've done the update.

They've finished all the flooring now and are building the walls and the roof. Very exciting times.
For the roof, we are going with the CPAC Monier Prestige flat tiles.

Here's the latest pictures.

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Re: New Build - Doi Saket Chiang Mai

Postby Thai Dhupp » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:52 pm

Smiley by name and smiley by nature ... good on you and hope it all works out. They certainly look to have made a good start and are keeping you informed; even though [allegedly] drones are illegal in Thailand. :lol


I'm not so sure about the legal aspect of drones now - Drones were on open sale in Mega Bang Na 2 weeks ago when I was there 50,000 TBT incl 4k camera and gimbal, and up. I asked about the legal aspects, he said its more related to weight than snooping ability.

Its a great idea to include those aerial shots - I plan the same when we finally get going on our build in ChonBuri, hopefully towards the end of this year. Posts to follow of course!

Good luck with this build
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Re: New Build - Doi Saket Chiang Mai

Postby eyecatcher » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:29 pm

I am tempted to go and have a snoop myself.
Smiley last posted progress early April a full 5 months ago.

you would think by now its there or thereabouts coming to completion.

whats happened I wonder?


ps: you know the full background on my day to days so if I stop posting for more than a week, shes probably killed me.
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