Construction in Japan

One of the interesting things I’ve seen in Japan has to be how manual labor works. There are always two or more people to complete a task and most of the time it looks very efficient compared to the U.S. Let’s take construction for example… construction workers tend to get busy using everything from cranes to their bare hands and they’re rarely talking from what I can tell.

Something that I find interesting is even though construction can be happening downtown in multiple locations, I don’t seem to notice it. That’s because they usually block off the construction site wtih some type of wall or gate that surrounds the entire area. I’ve seen some cheap plastic walls, some expensive plastic walls with windows, and some wooden walls. I snapped some pics on a Sunday, so no workers were harmed in the photographing.

Here’s a picture of some type of portable wall

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Ooo! This is the heavy duty wall with VIP windows!

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I’m VIP, here’s proof, I’m looking through the window.

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And here’s another construction location. It looks like they’re escavating dinosaurs.

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5 thoughts on “Construction in Japan

  1. They always put up walls around Canadian construction sites as well. Although they are usually only made of plywood. Those walls look fancy!

  2. Long time no blog???
    Yeah construction here is pretty radical sometimes…they spray painted the new house going up next to us… weird… which is something they don’t usually do we’ve gone creamy-beige specks everywhere! btw..changed my blog site…
    have a look when you get a chance!

  3. Mike – I haven’t seen anything too fancy in the U.S. either. And it’s amazing how fast things get done around here from what I’ve seen so far.

    Jyankee – Yeah no doubt! Thanks for coming back. I’m heading to your blog shortly after posting this. I haven’t seen any spray painting around here, but I can imagine the aftermath. It makes no sense to repaint to make one building look good while ruining other buildings or vehicles around.

  4. This is a country in love with construction and public works projects. As far as efficiency goes, it seems like there are way too many people directing traffic and doing various trivial things when I see such sites. But, I agree that when they want something finished, they usually get it done.

  5. southofreality – Yeah! I forgot to mention the traffic directing. At first I thought there were too many people working. But the construction I’ve seen usually gets done quickly, and the side streets are so small that I like seeing 50 warning cones and a guy standing around to make sure nobody gets hurt.

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