The Architecture Puzzler
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Architecture Puzzler #216
A 16-gage (U.S. Standard) piece of stainless steel is about 1/16 inch (1.587 millimeters) thick and weighs 1.313, 2.625, or 4.594 pounds per square foot? (6.4, 12.8, or 22.4 kilograms per square meter)? Care to guess the weight per square foot or per square meter of 16-gage aluminum?
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Architecture Puzzler #215
If you specified a clay product (formed from decomposed volcanic ash, with a high content of the mineral montmorillonite), and this product has the capacity of absorbing a considerable amount of water, and swells accordingly, what building product would you be specifying?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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