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TASK 1 There are 7 different forms of structural design used to form multi-storey buildings within the building industry today, They are:- • Shear wall structures • Hull core structures • Propped structures • Suspended structures • Traditional framed/caged structures • Cantilevered structures • Braced structures The two that are popular and most widely used are shear wall structuresand braced structures. SHEAR WALL STRUCTURES These are made up from Concrete continuous vertical walls...

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Base Isolated Buildings

BASE ISOLATED BUILDINGS What is base isolation? When a building is built away (isolated) from the ground, resting on flexible bearings or pads known as base isolators. It is of the most popular means of protecting a structure against earthquake forces. HISTORY The first evidence of architects using the principle of base isolation for earthquake protection was discovered in Pasargadae. One of the world's first base-isolated structures – the William Clayton building Base Isolation...

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Role of engineers in Nation Building

What is Nation Building? Nation-building refers to the process of constructing or structuring a national identity using the power of the state. Who is an Engineer? Engineers are technically skilled professionals who are responsible for solving problems. Their main focus is on making things work efficiently and effectively by applying the theories and principles of sciences and mathematics to research, and develop economic solutions to technical problems. The Engineer differs from the scientist...

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Comparison of Different Buildings

Building Types (Low Rise) Building type | Structural form | Description | Advantages | Disadvantages | Dwelling – detached semi-detached up to three storeys. | Traditional masonry cavity wall structureTimber frame Structure.Lightweight steel structureStraw bale construction. | Dwellings are lightweight structures requiring relatively small spans. The enclosing walls usually carry the load uniformly throughout their length down to a strip foundation.The enclosing walls are either masonry formed...

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Building and Riyadh the Houses

contrast, are not. Construction period in each city is different. In Seattle the Construction period might take up to 3 months; however, in Riyadh might take up to 1.5 year and that duo to the building materials. Unlike Riyadh, building a house in Seattle is easy. The reason way building a house in Riyadh harder than Seattle because the materials that use to build are different. In Seattle the materials are easy to get and to process. On the other hand, in Riyadh the materials...

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Building Permits Required for Which Projects

What construction projects need building permits? A building permit is required for any new building greater than 10m2 (108 sq ft), any addition to an existing building, any material alterations to an existing building which affects: the structural design of the building; mechanical; electrical; plumbing services (no limit on size of building); fire separations; exiting; fire protection systems; and the use of buildings or parts thereof. Below you will find a list of typical residential and commercial/industrial/institutional...

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Building Technology

Question1 The type of foundation used to support a building is dependent on the type of in-situ soil, the bearing pressure of that soil and the loads imposed by the structure on the soil. The Building regulations state that the minimum depth to the underside of a strip found is 0.45 for frost protection and this should be extended to 0.75 in clay soils, largely due to the water retention in these materials ( Osbourn and Greeno 2007). This depth is also required to protect the foundation from seasonal...

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Research and Development Forecast on Building Curtain Wall Market in China 2018

Forecast on Building Curtain Wall Market in China, 2014-2018 Report Description In 2013, the output of building curtain walls was about 115 million m2 in China, up 15% over last year. With the acceleration of urbanization in China, large amount of public buildings, commercial buildings and high-grade residences are emerging constantly, and also the demands for building curtain walls increase rapidly. In 2013, the proportion of consumption amount of curtain walls used in commercial buildings to the total...

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Building Construction

In building construction and in fire prevention there are organizations that have created a useful system on how to determine what type of building falls under which category. The ICC (International Code Council) and the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) create these building codes for the safety of firefighters. The two most commonly known standards for building classifications are the NFPA 5000 and also the International Building Code (IBC). The two are very similar, however, they different...

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The Implementation of Industrialized Building System (IBS) in School Projects in Malaysia

Implementation of Industrialised Building System (IBS) in School Projects in Malaysia. OVERVIEW OF THE TITLE The Malaysian construction industry is undergoing a transitional change from an industry employing conventional technologies to a more systematic and mechanized system employing the latest computer and communication technologies (Haron et al., 2005). Industrialised Building System (IBS) is a construction technologically advanced which produced prefabricated building components where it is assemble...

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