Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What is this?

Something I have never seen used that was pretty interesting to me was this structure.

It is an hydraulic scaffolding system. This device allows a team of masons to work an entire row of block simultaneously!
It can be uplifted row by row which helps with the continuity of the wall construction, the consistency of drying time, the safety and ergonomics for the workers.
The entire length of this wing (as seen below the scaffolding in above photos), was blocked in by a team of about 10 workers in one days time.
Our brick has begun to arrive. Notice the coloration is not bright red, but varied in tone with some striking flash glaze that creates darker bricks.

More on the construction technique for our brick veneer can be seen here:

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