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What do you do for work?

I’ve been super busy with work lately. It means i don’t have time to play with lights Sad but hey, gotta make hay when the sun shines Davie

Anyway I work in construction. More specifically concrete tilt ups. Here’s a video of a few recent jobs.

https://youtu.be/s1aQ9bNxbEM

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annyli fhashlight wrote:

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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
… Anyway I work in construction. More specifically concrete tilt ups. Here’s a video of a few recent jobs.

That’s a nice video and a very interesting and amazing building technique.

How is vertical alignment and adjustment done for the tilt ups—are any sort of optical tools needed (telescope, theodolite, etc) or can plumb-bobs and carpenter levels meet the task?

What are the dimensions of the concrete sections and how are they transported from the casting site, or are they poured on-site?

cheers Beer

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kennybobby wrote:

That’s a nice video and a very interesting and amazing building technique.

Thanks kennybobby. Concrete tilt ups have been around for a while. It’s been a popular building method around here for about 30 years or more.
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How is vertical alignment and adjustment done for the tilt ups—are any sort of optical tools needed (telescope, theodolite, etc) or can plumb-bobs and carpenter levels meet the task?

Plastic packers/shims are placed on the footings using a laser level. If the panels are cast straight and square then there’s usually not much to adjust. Before de-rigging i check the edges with a long spirit level (carpenter’s level) and try use that to eyeball the edge right to the top. If needed (often) make adjustments to the packers to try and get it plumb. Not the most scientific way but there are many things at play. The granos can make it a challenge sometimes, the roof steel has a tiny bit of wiggle room for out of square etc… and the company is paying around a $1000(au) per hour for all the machinery and staff on lift day so safety and speed are key.
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What are the dimensions of the concrete sections and how are they transported from the casting site, or are they poured on-site?

We have cast off site and had it delivered before but we rarely do it. Nearly all the panels you saw in the video would’ve been too big to transport. Unlike housing no two jobs are the same so the panels for each job are individually detailed. We might get a handful of panels the same size in a given job but it really all depends. There is a couple of standard thickness’ for them which, again, depend on some variables.
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cheers Beer

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Any time Beer Hope I was concise enough. I could ramble on LOL

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Retired theft investigator for large municipal utility. Largest recovery was $1.64M.

WTH! Was that from one customer—how long was that happening to rack up a bill like that?

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Psychotherapist….

How does our addiction to lights rate ?? LOL LOL

klrman wrote:

@pinkpanda3310, nice video!  Retired contractor and builder myself.  Never did the prefab concrete like in your video, always only formwork and pour.  How do you lock in each concrete section vertically for structural rigidity and does it hold up pretty well to seismic vibrations compared to the other method?


The roof steel – cross bracing, parallel chord trusses. The panel eventually gets tied into the floor slab as well. I only say that because i’ve seen pics of a building that had a fire which collapsed some of the roof steel and all of the panels ( a couple of which were only connected at floor level, remained standing. The surrounding buildings blocked a lot of wind so they didn’t get blown over but still… 125mm thick, 7m tall and weighing 15-20 tons each….

We don’t need to worry about earthquakes. The Meckering Fault Line is a little ways out of Perth and is not very active. The vast majority of sites we work on are sand. We only encounter problems when we dig up stuff that was buried by man.

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kennybobby wrote:
cohoer wrote:
Retired theft investigator for large municipal utility. Largest recovery was $1.64M.

WTH! Was that from one customer—how long was that happening to rack up a bill like that?


It was one company, much heavy equipt drilling a big 22ft dia tunnel.

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