# Construction and Geometry

Pages: 2 (595 words) Published: April 6, 2011
Geometric constructions involve drawing geometric shapes that satisfy certain requirements (onlinemathlearning.com). The main focus in construction is on equidistance and co-linearity. This is done through the use of certain tools namely the compass and the straight edge. It is used to construct angles, planes figures and segments. This mathematical skill is applicable in many fields such as architecture, engineering and construction just to name a few.

Base on the fact that geometric construction focuses on equidistance and co-linearity it is an important part of the construction industry. In the construction industry it is important that the individual knows how to construct angles, lines and planes. These are keys elements in the proper construction of a building. It is important for both attraction and safety. In this field the end result is very important to the individuals who are working on the project. If the building is not constructed in a way that it is balance it will not be safe for use as well as it may not look attractive.

As I reflect on the importance of geometric construction to the construction industry I could not help but to reflect on the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I believe that equidistance can play a central part of creating balance between two things of the same size. During the construction of the leaning tower a number of things were noted to have gone wrong. The weight and height of the building compared to the width of its base on a soil that was soft. After the tower was discovered to be leaning on one side the contractors decided to build a wall on the side that was leaning to stop it from leaning. This made the situation worst as the tower began to lean more on the side they were building the wall. The weight was balance on the soil I believe the tower may sink, yes but it would not have leaned.

Equidistance is important in the laying of tiles. Tiles are used to enhance the building or a room. They are often used to create...