April 17, 2009

Guidance

The cement is mixed on the ground and poured into a large container with a spout. A crane hoists the container to the rooftop. A slide controls the flow of the cement so it goes to where it's needed. One person has to guide the spout to the slide, and four men have to make sure that the cement flows. Other workers are waiting at the other end of the slide. So how do they construct buildings in your city?

construction workers on a rooftop

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17 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Yes Hilda, something like this!But I'm sorry,I don't know the name for it.
Great picture and beautiful sky!
Have a nice weekend dear friend
Kind Regards
Léia :-)

B Squared said...

Construction is so hard for me to figure out. I still can't figure out how tall buildings stay up. Good thing I didn't choose construction as a profession.

Olivier said...

belle photo reportage. c'est assez impressionnant à voir.
beautiful photo reportage. it's quite impressive to see.

Lois said...

I am completely unaware of how construction works! I am always amazed by these large structures. Happy SkyWatch Hilda!

The Yothers said...

I never care about construction, but this shot made me realize that its not easy to be an engineer. It takes all your knowledge in math, chemistry and logic and of course the trust of oneself combine with experience to do it. And the workers are just amazing! courageous huh! not very safe place to work.

Tess (life is beautiful)

James said...

I hope you were wearing a hard hat. :-) Nice photo, it gives me the idea to photograph construction in the future. I imagine it's the same here but it's been a while since I paid attention. (my wife would say to to anything) :-)

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

FINALLY we get a sky from you. Skywatch Friday wouldn't be the same without a snap from Manila! Would love to see the whole city daily photo crowd participating!!!

m_m said...

I think that it's going exactly in the same way:) Work longer = earn more:)

Halcyon said...

That's a lot of work!!!

Happy Friday!!

Lisa Wilson said...

I think that is how they constructed the newest hotel here! Great sky, too. I'm still laughing at your mention of the bugs in Spanish moss on Lois' blog. I knew you would have a comment about that when I saw her photo. HAHA!

Louise said...

Very interesting. I've never been close enough to see what they're doing when constructing large buildings. (Or if I was close enough, I didn't have time or think to study it.)

That is the chicken said...

Hi Hilda!
Thanks for visiting Calgary! I like this photo...but how did you get up so high to take it? It doesn't look like a zoom from the ground! Nice idea to put the crane against the sky.

Jacob said...

Intriguing photograph, Hilda. You seem to know quite a bit about pouring concrete.

I don't have a clue as to how they do things here...probably in various ways looking at some of the results.

And I don't know re: Skywatch, either.

Dumb? What can I say?

Reena said...

hehe. i am from the construction industry! basically, all construction methods are the same throughout the world. :) it just depends on the kind of method you want to apply.

the industry jargon for this is "pouring of concrete." the workers you mentioned not only make sure that concrete slides down, but ensures that the consistency of the concrete is assured. :)

where were you when you took this pic? i hope you were wearing a hard hat. :)

Clueless in Boston said...

I've seen them do that and it is quite a process, especially when the building gets quite tall.

Vogon Poet said...

I am fascinated by construction. I have hundreds of shots, here and on holidays, of 'growing' building, better if tall.

JM said...

Very accurate description to go with the photo. Nice work!