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    PREFAB CLAY-TILE AND CONCRETE-BLOCK FRAMING 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 fourth in a series about antiquated structural systems that can be adapted or reanalyzed for safe reuse. —Editor

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    MCGILL UNIVERSITY CYBERTHÈQUE

    For decades, the lower level of the Redpath Library Building at McGill University languished as a drab, dimly lit, compartmentalized box within which books and students were stowed.

    That changed when the Montreal school revamped some of that standard institutional library space into the Cyberthèque — an open, stylish, technology-centered learning space that has become one of the university's most popular study areas.

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    TWO HOUSES IN EAST AUSTRALIA

    Two houses in east Australia exhibit powerful simplicity in form, space, and circulation, while each effectively addresses the specifics of its contrasting site, seaside or subdivision.

    Designed by two different Brisbane firms, each lead by young principals, both of these houses show environmentally conscious responses to the subtropical climate of the southeastern Queensland area, with warm, humid summers and mild winters.

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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

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