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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Gilbreth's Bricklaying Improvement

Classic Example of Early Application of Motion and Time Study as Done by Gilbreth in his Bricklaying Improvement

Frank Gilbreth designed a special scaffold and a new brick laying procedure that reduced the movements needed from 18 to 5 and in one case to 2. The worker’s productivity increased from laying 120 bricks per hour to laying 350 bricks per hour. The new procedure also decreased fatigue.

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