Our tiny house project has the feel of a real house now, though reminiscent of the science-fiction TV show ‘The X-Files’. 316 more words
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What was it about the construction of the NYC World Trade Centre buildings that made them collapse so easily in case of a very hot fire?
Answer by David Kahana:
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The design of the towers was unique among steel frame buildings of the time. They were built like a tube within a tube, with the floors supported by trusses that tied on to supporting columns on the outer walls as well as on to the core columns making up the inner tube, where the elevator shafts ran.
*Updated 3/25/2015: So, we’ll be using the Prosoco Joint & Seam at the OSB joints, and Fast Flash at the openings. In lieu of doing the (expensive) total coverage of the OSB with the Prosoco CAT5, we opted to use a Tyvek Drainwrap for our water barrier ( 308 more words
The concrete is strengthened by adding reinforcement bars. But RCC has its own limitations such as higher depths for increased spans. Pre-stressed concrete is a modern day marvel which is a boon to the construction technology .Whenever we think of a large span of beam or slab, invariably , we think Pre-stressed sections. 643 more words