This article is part 2 in a series about the masonry features of a subdivision being built 35 miles northwest of Chicago. This month's feature is how one contractor moves scaffolding and materials so work gets done smoothly and efficiently. The members of the masonry crew of RCH Masonry, Inverness, Ill., head for lot 67. Like all of the Lakeview homes, the home on lot 67 has two stories and an all-brick front elevation, and first-floor brick surrounds on the three remaining elevations. Its optional features include an English basement; a living room fireplace; a roughed-in basement fireplace; and an all-brick, two-story fireplace front in the family room. The masonry crew consists of a foreman, three other masons, and two laborers. PLACING SCAFFOLDING Once the masons are supplied with brick and mortar, the laborer prepares the north end of the house for placing scaffolding. To do so, he uses a skid-steer loader equipped with a general-purpose bucket. The ground on the north end of the house needs to be smoothed and leveled before scaffolding can be placed on it. Using the skid-steer loader, the laborer fills several low areas with dirt removed from the excavated basement. Once the ground has been smoothed and leveled, he drives the skid-steer loader to the back of the trailer and places several sections of scaffolding and x-braces in the bucket. MOVING BRICK Small quantities of brick generally are moved by placing them in the bucket of the skid-steer loader, while full pallets are moved with the rough-terrain forklift. Brick tongs, capable of holding about 12 brick at a time, are used to transfer brick from the skid-steer bucket or pallet to the scaffolding. MOVING FIREPLACE MATERIALS In addition to moving pallets of brick, the rough-terrain forklift also transported pallets of clay flue liners and concrete block needed to construct the home's three fireplaces.