Tips to Cut Masonry Costs Poughkeepsie NY

Scaffolds are essential to masonry construction, providing masons with safe and convenient access to their work. On tall buildings, though, the cost of scaffolding can be a significant portion of the contract price in Poughkeepsie.

Newburgh Granite Tile & Masonry Contracting
(845) 236-1001
5301 Route 9W
Newburgh, NY
 
Lari Construction Limited
(315) 701-0444
2572 Erie Blvd E Ste 2
Syracuse, NY
 
Ajax Smith, Inc.
(716) 877-1126
4000 River Rd.
Tonawanda, NY
 
Viau Constr Corp
(315) 472-0171
785 Erie Blvd W
Syracuse, NY
 
Patriot Masonry & Construction,Inc.
(607) 988-6561
81 Willow St
Otego, NY
Services
Full Masonry & Construction services
Hours
M-F 8am-5pm

E J Militello Concrete Inc
(716) 636-2288
6465 Transit Rd
East Amherst, NY
 
Pezzino Nely
(718) 358-1481
2221 Parsons Blvd
Flushing, NY
 
Heritage Masonry Restoration
(315) 423-9889
421 Burnet Ave
Syracuse, NY
 
Schneid Construction
(315) 479-9004
210 6th St
Syracuse, NY
 
Kneeland Constr Co
(518) 452-7320
25 Corporate Cir Ste 3
Albany, NY
 

Tips to Cut Masonry Costs

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Source: Masonry Construction
Publication date: March 1, 1991

By Kenneth A. Hooker

Scaffolds are essential to masonry construction, providing masons with safe and convenient access to their work. On tall buildings, though, the cost of scaffolding can be a significant portion of the contract price. This cost can be reduced by using suspended scaffold systems designed specifically for masonry construction.

HOW THEY WORK

Suspended scaffolds for masonry construction are work platforms, suspended by wire ropes from outrigger beams that are anchored above. Masonry scaffolds typically use multipoint suspension, with a wire rope and hoist on the building side and the outside of each frame. Multipoint suspension increases the load capacity and the stability of the scaffold.

SUSPENDED SCAFFOLDS USUALLY ARE RENTED

Suspended scaffolds for masonry work are rarely, if ever, purchased from a supplier. Rental agreements are far more common. The rental agreement usually includes not only the scaffold, hoists, and wire rope, but also the outrigger beams and anchoring system. The scaffold supplier installs the equipment, moves the outrigger beams to higher floors as necessary during the job, and removes the equipment when the project is completed.

WHEN TO USE THEM

Opinions vary on the height a building needs to be to make suspended scaffolds cost-effective. Some manufacturers say a suspended scaffold is worth considering on any building taller than about 100 feet or 10 stories.

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