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Old 10-18-2010, 09:20 PM   #1
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New to the site and thought I would share some beams and other things were about to complete at a trades school. These are 16" beams that vary in height. The max height was 4' and varied to around 3' 6" on others. Almost all of the colored beams had a metal C channel embed. Obviously the determined the layout on the steel so all needed to be the exact correct height and locations with each C channel being unique (heights and layout locations #'s etc) for each placement and location.

Formwork had to be carefully constructed to the exact height around each embed and screwed down.What made it extra challenging is that this was to be a wood form finish per the owner. They also requested that there not be ANY holes of any type to braces the forms through the middle. This meant we had to place enormous amounts of bracing on the outside to ensure there wouldn't be a blowout 20 and 40 foot in the air. They also wanted the grain look beam from the wood and a free finish SonoTube look. If you look close you wont see the rings in the SonoTubes. These tubes were a special order and we were extremely pleased with the outcome.
The double stacked beam was made in two pours. The bottom beam and SonoTubes were poured monolithic. The top beam and sonoTubes were also poured monolithic using a 16' viabrator to reach the bottoms of the tubes.
If I remember correctly I think there was about 320LF of beam constructed and close to 3 taken off my life.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:38 PM   #2
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Very nice job, how much a $ yard do you charge for work like that $
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I dont remember the LF price but it was up there considering the complexity of the beams.
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Can a MOD move this thread to the Specialty Trades Pic forum? I think its more appropriate there. Thanks.
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New to the site and thought I would share some beams and other things were about to complete at a trades school. These are 16" beams that vary in height. The max height was 4' and varied to around 3' 6" on others. Almost all of the colored beams had a metal C channel embed. Obviously the determined the layout on the steel so all needed to be the exact correct height and locations with each C channel being unique (heights and layout locations #'s etc) for each placement and location.

Formwork had to be carefully constructed to the exact height around each embed and screwed down.What made it extra challenging is that this was to be a wood form finish per the owner. They also requested that there not be ANY holes of any type to braces the forms through the middle. This meant we had to place enormous amounts of bracing on the outside to ensure there wouldn't be a blowout 20 and 40 foot in the air. They also wanted the grain look beam from the wood and a free finish SonoTube look. If you look close you wont see the rings in the SonoTubes. These tubes were a special order and we were extremely pleased with the outcome.
The double stacked beam was made in two pours. The bottom beam and SonoTubes were poured monolithic. The top beam and sonoTubes were also poured monolithic using a 16' viabrator to reach the bottoms of the tubes.
If I remember correctly I think there was about 320LF of beam constructed and close to 3 taken off my life.
You guys seem to have a solid knowledge of basic skills & techniques. You otta try moving up & taking on some bigger jobs.

Very Clean work.!!
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Thanks to whoever moved this!
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Thats very cool, id like to see some more forming pictures.
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That is some damn fine form work and a real nice finish too.
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This is an old one But none the less.

That's some nice, clean work you do. I like the wood grain, I can only imagine the extra braces I'd be throwing in to replace the ties you couldn't use.
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This is an old one But none the less.

That's some nice, clean work you do. I like the wood grain, I can only imagine the extra braces I'd be throwing in to replace the ties you couldn't use.
That was as complex of a job as ive ever done. Lots of pre-planning and lots of looking at all the steel drawings to make sure your 40' long imbedded C channels end up in the right spots.
Kept me up and night but wouldn't trade experiences like that for the world. Its funny how many times since then ive relied on those beams to this day! That was a special job to me.
And thank you for the compliments!
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Nicely done Sir. Looks great.


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