Quizzical Pursuit - The Architecture Puzzler
by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler This Week
In older buildings with thin-stone anchorage systems using carbon
steel shims and anchors, the sealants occasionally fail and the steel
Which statement correctly explains this?
a) The corroded steel is greater in volume than uncorroded steel, and
joints inadequate to accommodate this volume increase sometimes fail.
b) The corroded steel is lesser in volume than uncorroded steel, and
connections become loose due to the volume decrease and sometimes
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How big is a six-mat Japanese room? How thick is a typical mat?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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