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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

    Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
    Architecture Puzzler #270

    Question

    Can you give a 6-word-or-less definition of U-Value and R-Value? How are they related?

    Answer

    U-value: The overall rate of heat flow. The lower the U-Value the less the heat flow through an assembly.

    R-Value: The resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value the greater the resistance to heat flow.

    The two values have an inverse relationship: U = 1/R
     


     

    Okay, got it? Now try this week's Puzzler:

    http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/quiz.html


     

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

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2006, Dave Guadagni.

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