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Explanation: As in the example below. Pie is used for english 1 foot measure in spanish.
WAM 07: EMERGENCIES, ELADIO DIESTE
... Los muros son de treinta cm de espesor en total y están construidos a base de dos
medios pies entre los que queda un enfoscado sobre la cara exterior y sobre ... http://web.arch-mag.com/7/emer/emer1t.html
Explanation: In my experience, a double hollow brick is usually 1/2 foot. If you look carefully at the first example you were given, it seems to me that two 1/2 foot double hollow brick layers have been put together to make a 1 foot wall, which is approximately 30 cm.
I would therefore be inclined to put something like: walls made of two 1/2 foot double hollow brick
as otherwise, it sounds as if it is a 1 foot brick, which it clearly isn't.
Hope this makes sense
Nikki Graham United Kingdom Local time: 02:57 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 1726