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END OF AUGUST - BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER 2012
BEGINNING OF JULY 2012Laying of the roof beamsThe archs intended to support the roof are laid. The roof covering will be installed in the fall, after the summer break of the building site.
MID-JUNE 2012Beginning of the siding installationOn the north side of the building, the siding installation is already well underway. The façade starts to look like its final appearance.
BEGINNING OF JUNE 2012Installation of the side passagewaysOn the ground floor, the wooden panels that make up the façade walls are installed.On the first floor, thanks to the plate glass windows, one will enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding nature. On all the façade, the wooden louvers will provide shade during the hot summer days.
END OF MAY 2012Laying of the side passageways floorThe carpenters lay the first floor's side passageways floor. These side passageways are separated from the temple by removable plate glass windows. It will thus be possible to increase the area of the temple during the big courses.
END OF APRIL - BEGINNING OF MAY 2012Construction of the first side wooden structuresOne profession follows another on the building site. Carpenters take over from builders and lay the wooden structures that will hold the façades. These structures leave us to guess the big size of the building. The ground floor of the institute takes shape!
END OF APRIL 2012Foundations of the access stairway and of the upper footbridgeIn spite of a very rainy month of April, the builders have made the foundations of the access footbridge to the temple and of the access stairway to the library. Well done!
MID-APRIL 2012Finishing of the upper floor of the library's storeroomEvery day, Lama Pourtsé walks along the building site to go to his chalet and follows attentively the progress of the work. Like him, we rejoice to see the construction making quick progress.
MID-APRIL 2012Laying of the pre-slabsThe pre-slabs cover the upper part of the library's storeroom. The structure of the library's storeroom is almost finished!
BEGINNING OF APRIL 2012Laying of the long timbersWith the help of the crane, the builders lay the long timbers. These beams will support the floor of the first floor.
BEGINNING OF APRIL 2012Construction of the external wallsAfter the construction of the internal walls that delimit the library's storeroom, the external walls are build. These low walls will make up the peripheral belt of the building.
END OF MARCH - BEGINNING OF APRIL 2012Construction of the library's storeroomThis area of preservation of the whole document collection will be in the heart of the building.The books, ancient documents, texts, microfilms, CD and DVD will thus be protected from the causes of ageing: sunlight, big variations in temperature and humidity.
BEGINNING OF MARCH 2012Implementation of supplementary pilesWhile the first buds appear on the nearby trees, the construction materials arrive on the building site. The structural work will start soon.
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