Thinking - Bricks

Why didn't they make bricks a bit bigger to save a little time in construction?

Just a bit.

Say 20%.

I think that might have saved perhaps 5% in building time and cost.

I'm probably wrong because bricklayers and stonemasons know their stuff...but my question still stands...

Why didn't they make bricks a bit bigger to save a little time in construction?



120 Things in 20 years is waking up slowly, but slowly.


2 comments:

  1. I wonder whether "they" already have in the past. I have seen medieval bricks and Roman Empire bricks which were smaller and very much smaller respectively than modern bricks. Maybe bricks are sized to match the hands, weight lifting capabilities of the bricklayers. I once read Bligh's diary of the Bounty Mutiny in which he gave height/weight descriptions of his crew. They were tiny compared with modern people. Maybe it is time for another update of the sizes (if modern bricklayers are as fit as the golden olden days brickies.

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  2. Nice brain using.

    That all sounds reasonable.

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