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  • Asbestos Content Of Suspect Materials
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    Asbestos is the only natural inorganic fibrous material that has attained commercial importance, and particularly in the last twenty years. The current period after World War II has witnessed a vigorous development in all technological areas where asbestos plays a part (Oesper 1). The word asbestos is derived from a Greek adjective meaning inextinguishable. The "miracle mineral" as it was referred to by the Greeks, was admired for its soft and plain properties, as well as its ability to withstan...
  • New Construction Methods And Building Systems
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    TOC o "1-3" n h z Introduction 1. Alternative Construction MethodsAdobe constructionCast earth constructionCordwood constructionEarthship constructionExperimental constructionRammed earth constructionStraw bale constructionIndustial Construction MaterialsComputersRobotsConstruction Techniques Conclusion Bibliography Introduction The need to be competitive in the emerging global economy is a hot topic in many countries today. Industrialization, such as the prefabrication of building components, i...
  • Organic Compounds From Common Building Materials
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    English IV 10 Dec, 2000 Sick Buildings, Bad Air Many people across the United States and other countries have been plagued with mysterious ailments after spending time in certain types of buildings. Buildings which rely on the mechanical recycling of air (with no fresh air intake) have been shown to create levels of contaminants, toxic gases, and other factors which cause conditions harmful to the human body. 'Sick' buildings are having adverse effects on our society. People that spend time in t...
  • Design Building In Their Natural Form
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    Herzog and de Meuron work together as architect partners. Their designs for most of their buildings have a common or similar nature. This nature carries out the simplicity of the shape of a box, which consists of a flat roof and large windows. This design gives the characteristics of Herzog and de Meuron's buildings. In other words, we can say that this is their buildings' identity. Indeed, this design is very similar to Frank Lloyd Wright's design, which also shows today's modern style of archi...
  • Building Materials Of Construction
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    Besides masonry, a brick work, any engineer must know about heating and ventilation. They are two branches of engineering which are very closely connected. Both they are treated (1) as a dual subject. Heating is to prevent (2) too rapid loss of heat from the body. The rate of heat lost from the body is controlled. Some old concepts of heating have been gradually (3) changed since engineers obtained more precise knowledge about how the body loses heat. Insufficient (4) attention was paid formerly...
  • Jean Prouve
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    "I am only a man of my time who refuses to copy". (Jean Prouve) No other comment could summarize Jean Prouve so simply. He was in every sense 'of the time', if not ahead of it. Jean grew up surrounded by artists whose concern it was to make art accessible to all. This philosophy would become the framework for Jean evident in his projects and work ethics. Prouve mainly worked on practical and social projects such as public buildings, market halls, schools, mass housing and furniture. He was not i...
  • Use Of Stone
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    Michael Graves has been a forerunner in architecture since 1964. He has won many awards and is influenced the transformation of urban architecture from abstract to modern. He founded his own practice which can be attributed for constructing some of the most well known builds in the world such as the Miramar Hotel for the Egyptian town El Gonna on the Red Sea. The Sheraton Miramar is a 5-star resort hotel consisting of over 400 guest rooms plus public spaces such as food and beverage facilities. ...
  • Building's Function The Rwe Ag Hochhaus Building
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    of RWEArcitectural Critique Architectural Critique of RWE AG Hochhaus Name and Date of Magazine Architectural Record, June 1997. Name and Location The RWE AG Hochhaus building in Essen, Germany. Name and Location of the Architect and Construction Contractor The architects, Ingenhoven, Overdiek, Kahle n & Partner, are from Dusseldorf. The contractor used was HOCHTIEF AG. Building's Function The RWE AG Hochhaus building is one in a series of environmentally friendly structures that Germany has bee...

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