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  • 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...
  • Cabin For Norma Jean
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    The Rotting Wood Cabin Bobby Ann Mason's "Shiloh" is the story of a man, a woman, and a deteriorating relationship. The metaphor of the cabin symbolizes their decaying marriage and is used effectively throughout the story. Leroy and Norma Jean have much different views of constructing a log cabin. It's a constant fight between the two, and eventually, Norma Jean out muscles the unintelligent Leroy. Leroy, a simple and na " ive man, notices that his marriage is beginning to fall apart like a deca...
  • Green Buildings
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    Green Architecture Green architecture is an approach to building which has become more popular in the last 25 to 30 years. Also known as sustainable design, green architecture is a method of design that minimizes the impact of building on the environment. Once thought of as unconventional and nonstandard, both regulatory agencies and the public alike are quickly accepting green architecture as a socially responsible and logical means of construction. The beginnings of today's green revolution ca...
  • Styles Of Windows In The Karrmann Library
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    First Impressions May Be Deceiving Michael Jordan For many years now, people have been fool by appearances. Someone may look at the exterior of an object and expect one thing when actually the exact opposite is waiting inside for them. For example, an un expecting person picks off a grape from the bunch and bites into the fruit while dreaming of a mouthful of juicy, sweet grape but in reality receives a surprisingly bitter splash with the first bite. Or when a person first looks at a power visio...
  • 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...
  • Creative Architects Like Wright And Sullivan
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    One career that I have been interested in for a long time is architecture. Architects are involved in the negotiation, design, and the supervision of construction of a clients request. This may be from something as simple as a house add-on, to something as grande as a shopping mall. Architecture has interested me for many years. I have always enjoyed the great detail and thorough drawings that are involved. The past two years I have taken the COPS and the CAPS tests, and both of the results stat...
  • Renaissance The Proportions Of A Building
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    What were the achievements of Renaissance architecture The era known to us as the Renaissance began approximately around the beginning of the fifteenth century, in Florence. The philosophy behind the whole movement is one of rebirth or the re-establishing of ancient classical culture. Following the collapse of the Roman civilization much of Europe fell into decline, losing a great deal of information concerning that period. Therefore knowledge concerning the architecture of that age could only b...
  • Protective Fire Coating
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    On September 11, 2001 the United States was brought to its knees as group of terrorists successfully took down the World Trade Center. There were many factors that contributed to the collapse. When the World Trade Center was built, a protective fire coating was sprayed on the beams used to construct the building. This coating was used so that in case of a fire, the beams would not be affected. This would keep the buildings structural integrity intact. The World Trade Center was constructed using...
  • Zhao Ling Tomb And The Sacred Road
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    The America The Ming Tombs The Ming Tombs are the mausoleums of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors after the Ming capital was reallocated to Beijing. Located at the southern foot of Tian shou Mountain in Changing County, Beijing, the Ming tombs cover an area of about 120 km^2. With a plain belt in the middle, the Tombs area is enclosed with mountains and right in front of the Tombs is a twisting river. Every tomb is shielded by a mountain and the tomb is on the east, west and north slopes. The creation of...

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