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Art and science of structural design. Architectural responsibilities include both feasibility analysis and aesthetic considerations.

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What is acrylic plastic?

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Noncrystalline thermoplastic that can come in many colours, weather and shatter resistant. It is used in many things such as acrylic nails, airplane canopies, display fixtures, advertising sign models, toys, light fittings, safety shields for machinery and many other useful items. i am the best Acrylic plastic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one or more derivatives of acrylic acid. The most common acrylic plastic is polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), which is sold under the brand names of Plexiglas, Lucite, Perspex, and Crystallite. PMMA is a tough, highly transparent material with excellent resistance to ultraviolet radiation and weathering. It can be colored, molded, cut, drilled, and formed. These properties make it ideal for many applications including airplane windshields, skylights, automobile taillights, and outdoor signs. One notable application is the ceiling of the Houston Astrodome which is composed of hundreds of double-insulating panels of PMMA acrylic plastic.
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What makes a gargoyle a gargoyle?

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Gargoyle is a term that comes from the spout that drained water in most of their throats, and it sounded like "gargling", hence the gargoyle.
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The link between architectural design and climate?

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Climate is link between any architectural design features including layout, window orientation, shading and ventiliation condition on indoor climate. Climate also affect outdoor architectural design by the temperature, wind speed and humidity. These aspects then affect building's height and design.
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What does gun loops mean?

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A gun loop is a long-used military term that describes a simple, secure, reliable means of communications. It is simply WD-1 slash-wire ran between machine gun positions when in a defensive posture. We either use TA312 field telephones or C2328 remotes from the AN/GRA-39 as the comm device. The concept and term carried over into the communications guys vocab when they used the same method to tie in various comm sections at a particular camp. It is a closed network that allows private broadcasting and prevents chatter on the radios. "Attention on the gunloop" brings back lots of memories.
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What does the first gear made look like?

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There have been several early mechanical constructions which have employed gears. Some of these used wooden rods for the teeth of the gears. See the related link for an image.
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When was j f blondel born?

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Jacques-Francois Blondel was born on January 17, 1705.
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Why were longhouses built near water?

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Longhouses were built near the water because whenever there is an enemy, they can escape from them.
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Who design San Miguel Corp Building?

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The trade-name San Miguel, originates from the local brewery of San Miguel, Barcelona, Spain. He named the company after the section of Manila in which he lived and worked.
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What is the oldest man made object in the world?

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Ebenezer: In Japan there are possible ruins claimed by some to go back to 8000 BCE. The Stonehenge and Pyramid. Apparently, the oldest stone tools like handaxes go right back to the Lower Palaeolithic age, about 2 million years ago. It all depends on what you call a man made object.
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Define static resistance and dynamic resistance?

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The static resistance which is calculated from the static ch. of doide is the dc resistance offered by the diode. dynamic ch. of the diode describes the diode's behavior when the applied voltage is fluctuating,or ac, thus the dynamic resistace is simply the ac resistance offered by the diode. akhil gopal punnapra
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What is vernacular architecture?

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Of an artistic form or feature: native or peculiar to a particular country or locality; esp (of architecture) consisting of or concerned with domestic and functional rather than monumental buildings. The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1993. tomy ownunderstanding ,vernacular architecture is the architecture of yhe olding days also it concers the art and structure of people living before .Nowvernacularb architecture has contributed much in the living of today .moreso vernacular architecture deals with houses people wereliving inside them before .in another way round it deals with the architecture ofcreation which later contributed moreon todays living . it is an architecture without architects about vernacular architecture can be read in http://fifasoccer.ru/map/ : Vernacular architecture- is a term used to categorize methods of construction which use locally available resources and traditions to address local needs. : Vernacular architecture is a building style that is typical of an area or region, and of a particular time..It is a traditional architecture..
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How much do Architects make yearly?

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It varies according to location, experience and position.
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How and why guyots shaped the way they are?

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A guyot is a flat topped underwater volcano or seamount. These represent ancient volcanoes that were probably surface features when young. Perhaps even coral atoll's. With sea-floor spreading, these are moved into progressively deeper water.
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Who is Georg Rotne?

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Georg Rotne designed the Øresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden, worked for Ove Arup & Partners in London in the late Sixties and later designed bridges in Denmark, England, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Singapore. The most successful is the Kylesku Bridge in Scotland. Since 1992 he has worked as an architect for the ASO Group (Ove Arup and Partners, SETEC, Ginsing and Madsen, ISC) on the ØresundBridge
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What is the difference between concrete and dry cast stone?

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Concrete Is made out Of Clay..Dry Cast Stone..Is made Out Of Stone.. ;D
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What is fictive architecture?

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I know of three meanings of the term 'fictive architecture'. The first is invented architecture described in a novel. The second is speculative or imaginary architecture on paper or in cyberspace. The third use is the one which interests me: it is architecture which is built and exists, and which embodies fictional ideas. To understand this, think of the difference between a novel and non-fiction book. In a novel, there is no bound to the imaginative leaps that can occur, whereas within a non-fiction book meticulous care must be taken to adhere to the facts and present them elegantly. Most architecture is like the latter, fictive architecture as I am proposing is like the former. Please visit my blog www.architecturalfictionassociation.wordpress.com where I give examples. Simon Thornton, Architect, Melbourne simonthornton@smartchat.net.au
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What is hostile architecture?

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Hostile architecture, also known as defensive architecture, is a design strategy that aims to restrict certain behaviors in public spaces. The most well-known example is installing pointy studs, dubbed “anti-homeless spikes,” on benches and windowsills to make sleeping or loitering on them uncomfortable. Other methods look to deter skateboarding, littering, and public urination. Proponents say that these architectural obstacles are necessary to prevent crime and maintain order in urban areas. However, critics argue that they target vulnerable populations and create a public safety concern for all members of society, especially children, seniors, and people with disabilities.
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What is an architectural design problem?

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It is when the measurements aren't accurate, the structure won't stand if it is built, or the design defies the laws of physics.
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What is meant by core in core 2 duo?

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"Core" processor - the central or main processor core. It has actually 2 computers on one chip so it can theoretically process two computer instructions at the same time.
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What is the difference between volume and mass?

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Mass is the amount of matter in an object, and volume is the amount of space something takes up (example, air takes up space)