Quizzical Pursuit - The Architecture Puzzler
by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler This Week
According to "American School & University" magazine, public school districts across the United States put more than $17 billion worth of construction in place in 1998. On average the construction cost per student in a new high school was about
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The solution to this week's puzzlers will be published here next week.
Last Week's Puzzler Question
In older buildings with thin-stone anchorage systems using carbon steel shims and anchors, the sealants occasionally fail and the steel can corrode.
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 fail.
Answer to Last Week's Puzzler
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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