Concreting the base plate
The concreting of the base plate for the male panda’s den is finished and is already being used to store building materials. The concrete work on the back part of the large stable building has also been completed. Work is proceeding on the front part where foam glass gravel is currently being compressed with vibratory plate compressors. The entire base plate is scheduled to be completed by the end of December.
Ideally, concrete should be processed at a temperature above 5 degrees Celsius. But should the winter prove very frosty and the thermometer drop below freezing point, the site management has a few tricks up its sleeve to handle concrete at far lower temperatures too.