Quiz . 05 June 2002                     
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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #101

    You direct a contractor to excavate a 3-foot by 3-foot area, 3 feet deep (one cubic yard of earth, or about 3/4 of a cubic meter). Yet when loaded into a pick-up truck that holds exactly one cubic yard, the earth spills over the edges. In dry earth, what is the swell (percent of expansion of undisturbed medium-density soil when excavated) that should have been planned for? Would clay or gravel have a lesser swell?


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #100

    Match the following U.S. architectural styles with the dates they are typically associated with:

    1. Federal
    2. Georgian Colonial
    3. Picturesque
    4. Spanish Colonial

    a. 1780 - 1820
    b. 1840 - 1875
    c. 1600 - 1840
    d. 1700 - 1780
     

    Answer to Puzzler #100


     

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    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2002, Dave Guadagni.

    AW


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