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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #538

    In older buildings with thin-stone anchorage systems using carbon steel shims and anchors, the sealants occasionally fail and the steel can corrode.

    Which statement correctly explains this?

    a) The corroded steel is greater in volume than uncorroded steel, and joints inadequate to accommodate this volume increase sometimes fail.

    or

    b) The corroded steel is lesser in volume than uncorroded steel, and connections become loose due to the volume decrease and sometimes fail.


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #537

    How big is a six-mat Japanese room? How thick is a typical mat?  

    Answer to Puzzler #537


     

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

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2011, Dave Guadagni.

    AW


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    Mounting system for thin stone veneer, in failure.
    Photo: Timothy Brown

     
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