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    ONE-WAY AND TWO-WAY CLAY-TILE AND UNIT-MASONRY JOIST SYSTEMS

    Focusing on structural engineering issues involved in the repair, restoration, or adaptive reuse of older buildings for which drawings no longer exist, this article is the third in a series on antiquated structural systems that can be adapted or reanalyzed for safe reuse. —Editor

    One-way and two-way clay-tile and unit-masonry joist systems — successors to one type of clay-tile arched floor system — were used in the United States starting early in the 20th century.

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    THE REVOLVING VILLA

    "I have decided to make the complete turn."

    Euphoric over seeing his still under-construction house rotate its planned 180 degrees for the first time, the Italian civil engineer Angelo Invernizzi quickly wrote a colleague that the final version had to go all the way around.

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    ENGINEERING A PEI CANTILEVER - DALLAS CITY HALL

    Innovative architecture often requires equally innovative engineering and technologies for successful realization. An outstanding example of design and engineering interdependence can be seen in the Dallas City Hall, a landmark building completed in 1977, designed with daring vision by one of the world's leading architectural teams, I.M. Pei & Partners.

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