Dear Friends near and far,
Progress of the Tubten Chökor Ling Temple at Gomde UK
Tomorrow is a big day. It is the day we pour the concrete to complete the first half of the foundation for the new temple.
The Temple has a 'raft' foundation which, in essence, spreads the weight of the structures' load wide, rather than deep; a little like a giant snow shoe.
Our building crew David, Glenn and Dan, along with help from trusty volunteers, have laid the intricate steel framework to reinforce the foundation.
This has taken many weeks to prepare and assemble. As we have done this ‘in house’ the costs are a fraction of the market price for the work. The structural engineer and building inspector for the temple build unreservedly passed the work complementing the team on their ‘textbook work.’