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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #120

    Back in the days before glulam beams, framing was often done with heavy timber. Framing members were often specified as "FOHC," or "free of heart center." Why was wood specified FOHC?


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #119

    Pratt, Fink, Warren, and Vierendeel might sound like the name of a law firm, but these are names of commonly designed trusses. Do you know which of these requires a moment connection between the web and chord members?  

    Answer to Puzzler #119


     

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

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2002, Dave Guadagni.

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    Heavy timber framing in a 17th-century cottage in New England.
    Photo: www.clipart.com

     
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