Week 64 (First bond beams)

Yesterday the first bond beam was established across the outer wythe of the Music Room doors.

bondbeamoverview.jpg

Here’s a bond beam to be for the inner wythe, showing how the (V-shaped) contour of a bond beam differs from a standard CMU:

bondbeamtobe.jpg

You can also see in the above picture (and the next) the many other block cuts that are needed to tie together the structural and electrical layers of the building:

bondbeamcuts.jpg

Finally, a measurement is taken to cut the steel rebar that will lay in the channel of the bond beam, making it strong in tension as well as compression:

bondbeammeasurement.jpg

Stay tuned for more progress!

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