Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Tall wall / wood form
Here are some construction shots from Nk'mip in April of 2005.
Wood formwork, pipe clamps, walers, strongbacks with through ties.
$60 a sheet for form ply, it's a shame none of this got re-used.
I wonder what our friends in India make of our abundant use of lumber and machinery?
Notice the form ply running wild on the left side.
Some kind of pipe clamp / through-tie situation here. As I recall the rest of the wall was done
with a different solution. Further investigation of the archives is warranted, obviously.
No chamfers on these edges, just crisp, crumbly corners.
Dont forget to reinforce those utility boxes!
Posted by Rammed Earth at 9/04/2007 05:31:00 PM