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?
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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?
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