Installing the Walls of CUBE Pratumnak Hill Pattaya
CUBE Condo Construction Site
Using some of the off-cut steel from other parts of the construction a frame was built that acts like a giant bookshelf, and each wall gets slid into its own storage spot until it is time to be installed by the crane. While the walls await their turn to be installed, they were set upright just like a book.
Spray Paint the Plans for the Walls
When the walls arrived on site and were put in their storage facility the next order of business was to spray paint the architects plan right onto the floor. The spray paint on the floor was all surveyed, the walls were labeled to go with the survey markings, and this gave the builders one final opportunity to make alterations that showed themselves to be needed once the plan was spray painted to scale on the floor, it was of course easier to move the marks than to install things incorrectly and have to scrap it and begin again.
The Perimeter Walls
The first walls to be installed were the massive 15-centimeter-thick perimeter walls. Just like a puzzle the edges needed to be installed first. These perimeter walls have the most amount of foam in them. The foam dampens the noise from your neighbours. Many buildings in Thailand do not have insulation and this can wreak havoc on your life. The double walls will help with temperature control too- keeping the heat out, and the cool air from the AC unit in.
The walls were installed working from the outside in. The crane stayed in place until the walls were locked down using the stays that attach the floor. The stays are adjustable so the wall could be leveled out before installation was complete. As long as the level is working there are no excuses for crooked walls! Once the wall is in position it is locked together using welding.
The walls got locked down using steel dowels that are inside the walls, they lock at both the top and the bottom of the walls and are the connections between the steel framing inside the walls.
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