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    WORKING STEEL

    Much effort in the design of building structures is focused on economy combined with safety, in terms of both the quantity of material used and the amount of fabrication needed to assemble the structure. The appropriate use of structure can often be seen in the "fine tuning" of the balance of material used and fabrication undertaken.

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    PHYSICAL SPIRITUAL CONCRETE

    When the United Indian Health Services (UIHS) prepared to build a new health center in the coastal town of Arcata in Northern California, they knew they wanted a structure that would respect Native American architectural traditions. But the traditional building material for the "People of the Redwood" was in scant supply.

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