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A building is a permanent construction or structure that is built for human habitation. It may be for housing, commerce, industry, education, or other purpose. Questions pertaining to the history and construction of structures which house people at work or home are found in this category.

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Sociology
Civil Engineering
Buildings

Where did people live before they evolved to live in buildings and houses?

Initially people lived in the open or under the canopies of trees or in caves or in any sheltering hole they could find comfort suiting to the prevailing weather conditions.

As the population multiplied they felt the need for creating shelters using broad leaves, tree branches, stones, soil, etc.

Gradually they developed building many varieties of structures as their needs increased.

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How is Architecture related to Environmental Science?

The design of a building can influence it's impact on the environment in ways such as energy consumption, the types of materials used (natural and renewable, or do they off-gas toxic chemicals), the amount of natural landscape disturbed, the slope of the site can influence erosion, etc.

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Building and Carpentry
Buildings

What is a kerb wall?

A low retaining wall outside, or inside , some use this term for a half-height room divider.

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Bridges and Tunnels
Home Construction

How does a slump test check strength?

Slump check does not measure strength. It measures workability. Workability is the ease with which concrete can be placed in position.

Correct as far as it goes! Slump refers to workability however it is also, all telling as to the water content of the mix. The more water, the easier it will work! Problem becomes, too much water will increase the porosity making the concrete weak and susceptible to early degradation because contaminates are able to enter and commence corrosion of embedded steel.

A concrete that is easy to work that has a high water content [ more than .40 ] is known for shrinkage cracking due to rapid evaporation of the high water content. These cracks caused by rapid loss of water decrease compressive strength and invite early corrosion. This type of concrete also experiences, curling and ASR as well as efflorescence in a very short time period.

Strength is a function of correct hydration, slow internal curing and careful design of a mix for the intended service criteria and not a whole lot to do with slump!

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Architecture
Buildings

What are the major constraints under which designers of a building must work?

zoning laws where building will be built, time in which project must be completed, and withing the budget of the client

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What do you call a long narrow way between rooms in a ship?

that is called a hallway my stupid little friend. do you wacth Disney channel and the suit life of Zack and Cody.by:nicole :)=

(EDIT- it's best not to call someone stupid for asking a question. Also, I believe on a ship the passage is called a corridor or even simply a passageway. In any case, I don't think that Disney channel comedies are the best source for maritime knowledge.)

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United Kingdom
Buildings
London

How many rooms does Buckingham Palace in England have?

Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms including

19 State Rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.

Source - The official website of The British Monarchy.
there are 775 rooms, including 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.

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Science

How fifth state of matter discovered?

fyi there are only four states of matter such as solid,liquid, gas and plasma( highly charged ionized particles)

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History of France
Paris
Buildings

What is the price to see the Palais-Royal?

There are three bits to the Palais-Royal The main building is Government offices and not open to the public. The theatre is part of the Comédie-Française, and you have to buy a ticket. The gardens are open as a public park, and the apartments surrounding them are among the highest-rent properties in Paris. So only the gardens are open to the public, and entrance is free. Don't miss the Palis-Royal, it's lovely, one of my favourite places in Paris. For forty years of my pictures, see http://www.franceinpictures.com/palroy.htm

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How do you destroy buildings in company of heroes?

dude just attack the biulding with weapons (not anti-infantry)

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History
Buildings

Who invented bricklaying?

The first bricks that we know about were being made in Jericho as long ago as 8000 BC. The people there had discovered they could make simple bricks by leaving clay mud to dry in the sun
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Civil Engineering
Buildings
Bridges and Tunnels
Concrete and Cement

What is the concrete mixing ratio in m25 concrete?

The mixes of grades M5 M10, M15, M20 and M25 correspond approximately to the mix proportions (1:4:8), (1:3:6), (1:2:4), (1:1.5:3) and (1:1:2) respectively.

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Apartments and Home Rentals
Buildings
Height

Height of residential mailbox post?

  • As quoted from the USPS website: "You should install the mailbox with the bottom of the box at a vertical height of between 41-45 inches from the road surface."
  • Your house number should be clearly marked on the mailbox with painted numbers or stickers no less than 1" high. The numbers should be placed on the side of the box visible to the carrier's regular approach. The mailbox may also have the owner's name.
  • The box should be on the right-hand side of the road as traveled by the mail carrier.
  • It should be located approximately 2' from the side of the road to ensure the carrier can get off the road enough to clear traffic.
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Buildings
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Burj Khalifa

How much does the Burj Dubai sway?

Due to it's flexibility, it can sway up to about 5.5 feet.

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Civil Engineering
Buildings
Bridges and Tunnels
Concrete and Cement

What do you mean by M20 concrete?

In this M refer to Maximum compressive strength and 20 refer that concrete that with stand upto 20KN compressive strength.

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Buildings
Japan

What are the oldest buildings in japan?

Ones tat have the paint pelling off them.

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Globe Theatre
Buildings

What did medieval theatre buildings look like?

They took place in a church and were preformed by priests, then they grew bigger and were moved out in an open air field, which later became a stage.

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Chevy Camaro
Buildings

How much did it cost to rebuild the pentagon?

Cost of reconstruction: $700 million, on top of $1.2 billion total cost of already ongoing renovation of entire building.

Target completion: Spring 2003

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Microsoft Excel
Buildings

Why do builders use spreadsheets?

builders use spreadsheets for keeping track on how much people pay for the building work

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Buildings

What is the World's 5 smallest buildings?

5: Poco Construction (usually known as Small Building to USA and England, or Jesus Hercules Romani to the Italians): 3.4m or 11.64 feet

4: Dakar Monument: 2.01m or 6.7 feet

3: IHQIPC (Icelandic Head Quarters for International Physics and Chemistry): 1.68m or 5.6 feet

2: JCRP (Japanese Communist Resembelence Party): 1.66m or 5.57 feet

1: NOMHC (New Orleans Memorial to Hurricane Catrina): 1.58m or 5.13 feet

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Jokes and Riddles

What did the electrician say after fixing a lightbulb at the top of the Empire State Building?

for the pizzaz sheet: it-was-the-high-light-of-his-career

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United Arab Emirates
Buildings

What is the oldest historical building in the UAE?

old fort

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Countries, States, and Cities
Taiwan
Buildings

What are the famous buildings in Taiwan?

Taipei 101 , Tuntex Sky Tower and the Presidential Office Building are famous buildings in the Republic of China.

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Crafts for Children
Buildings

How do you make a model of Qutub Minar?

Stack up toilet rolls and tape them together. For the minaret you can make a ball with a point out of plastiine and glue/tape the entire thing togwther. Thenyou could it with paper mache and paint on the details

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Chicago
Buildings

What are the famous buildings in Chicago?

One of Chicago�s famous buildings is the Auditorium Building. � Designed by the famous architects/engineer: Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan with a staff that included the young Frank Lloyd Wright. � The building was originally designed as a luxurious hotel and opera house/theatre. � Louis Sullivan designed its decoration and is considered to be one of the creators of Art Nouveau. � Dankmar Adler is considered to be one of the great engineers of the 19th century. He also designed the theater�s acoustics; so perfect that every word on its stage could be easily heard in the top gallery six stories up and a half block away. � Frank Lloyd Wright called the theatre �the greatest room for music and opera in the world.� Enrico Caruso sang there; Richard Strauss, Sergei Prokofiev, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov all conducted there. � It was the first new building in the world to be electrically lit and the first to be air conditioned via forced air directed over water and blocks of ice. In 1887, President Grover Cleveland laid the cornerstone and in 1889, President Benjamin Harrison dedicated the Auditorium. also the autorium theatere bulding was going to be torn down at one point, but it is built so strongly that it would cost more to tear it down then to buldi the bulding that was going to be built there. Architecture is to Chicago as Renaissance Painting is to Florence. Chicago is a veritable living museum of architecture. The Chicago Architecture foundation conducts hundreds of tours to remarkable buildings, even has an excellent river tour. Some of the styles represented are the Chicago School, International Style, Art Deco, Post Modern and Deconstructionist. The steel-girder skyscraper was invented in Chicago. Some of its most famous buildings are: Willis Tower (Sears Tower), The Prudential Building, The Aon Building, The Stone Container Building, Wrigley Field, Tribune Tower, The Rookery, The Santa Fe Building, The Art Institute, the Field Museum, The Wrigley Building, The John Hancock Building, Water Tower Place, The Pritzker Pavilion, and others too numerous to mention. There are very few buildings in the Chicago Loop that are without architectural significance. Check out the AIA Guide to Chicago (American Institute of Architects) which will give you details on almost any building in the city.

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