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Semi-automated CMU wall construction ==> Pankow circa early 1970's

Semi-automated CMU wall construction ==> Pankow circa early 1970's

Semi-automated CMU wall construction ==> Pankow circa early 1970's

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I am currently reading this book: Link: "Better Way to Build: A History of the Pankow Companies"

Some very interesting pioneering methods were developed/tweaked by Pankow for building construction in the late 60's through early 80's, and beyond (slip forms, jump forms, flying forms, PT slabs, 3-day floor cycles, precast hybrids, etc).

Has anyone seen CMU walls constructed in the method described below, other than the stated project:




RE: Semi-automated CMU wall construction ==> Pankow circa early 1970's

1) Never heard of CMU built that way.

2) Thoroughly impressed with your commitment to structural/recreational reading. Keep sharing the titles for those of us not energetic enough to seek out our own.

3) Empire state building shipped masonry around the floor plates on little railroad networks. That's considerably lower tech however.

I like to debate structural engineering theory -- a lot. If I challenge you on something, know that I'm doing so because I respect your opinion enough to either change it or adopt it.

RE: Semi-automated CMU wall construction ==> Pankow circa early 1970's

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KootK,

I shall share any future related books that pique my interest, and that you and others may enjoy.

Interesting about the on-site railroad delivery system for the masonry on Empire State Building.

With regards CMU manufactured walls, found this patent for dispensing epoxy mortar for blocks:

Link: US Patent # 3217932

RE: Semi-automated CMU wall construction ==> Pankow circa early 1970's

For any interested parties, you can pick up the book as a kindle purchase for 22 bucks. My wife likes it when I buy lightweight, imaginary books.

I like to debate structural engineering theory -- a lot. If I challenge you on something, know that I'm doing so because I respect your opinion enough to either change it or adopt it.

RE: Semi-automated CMU wall construction ==> Pankow circa early 1970's

(OP)
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