Watch as builders dig, frame, and fill the foundation for a 250-foot wind turbine. Turbines are growing in popularity all the time, and they’re marvels of engineering. Three words: sixteen African elephants. Get ready to see one of the biggest and most common large technical installations of today: a wind turbine farm. First there are countless meters of trenching and cable laying, then the digout of a gigantic pit for the base. It only gets better from there. ➡ You love badass construction projects. So do we. Let’s nerd out over them together. Let’s watch what happens. This content is imported from YouTube. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. To start, the team lays a concrete disc that covers the entire base of the foundation. Then, the contractors place an anchor cage in the center and start to lay radiating rebar that extends out in a sunburst shape. Ultimately, the resulting cage assembly looks like a very wide and flat jungle gym. It extends to the edges of the concrete base and its very top lies flush with the surrounding […]

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