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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #132

    Most mortar used in masonry walls is a mix of portland cement, sand, hydrated lime, and other additives, all mixed with water. What is the purpose of the hydrated lime?


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #131

    The newest version has ventilation channels, expanded-polystyrene foam core, polyethylene shell, and a four-point suspension system. Common at most construction sites — what is it?  

    Answer to Puzzler #131


     

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

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2003, Dave Guadagni.

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