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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

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