Scaffolding in Hong Kong

Jodi_SoCalApril 23, 2013

Bamboo is used even in today's modern world of Hong Kong. It's cheap, lightweight, easy to build and eco-friendly. Multi-story buildings under construction or renovation are surround by bamboo and covered with netting or nylon to keep debris from falling on people below. It's quite a sight.

Below are some photos I took around Hong Kong.

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Zipper_TX

That's really interesting Jodi. TFS!!!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 11:54AM
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karenmay_gw

I have 2 sons and a grandson who are scaffolders....this will really interest them!

Karen UK

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 3:02PM
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nicole__

DH is in the construction trade....COOL!!!! TFS

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 3:04PM
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neesie

Amazing!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 3:44PM
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jemdandy

Cool scaffolding. I wonder if there exists any safety codes/guidance on maximum height or member size. It is amazing what they have done with native materials.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 5:02PM
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ntt_hou

Your photos have captured well. Another wonderful use of bamboo in construction.

Bamboos are strong and flexible. They were used to build bridges narrow and wide for walking one side of the river to the other. They're still up even today. It's a wonderful grass!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 11:23PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

I agree. Amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 12:49AM
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yayagal

Fascinating, they look like an art installation.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 10:24AM
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