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Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 1 Review - for the set backs of the buildings the...

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1. The typical design team of a building consists of an architect and a specialized group of engineers. The architect helps to consolidate the owner’s ideas about the new building, develops the form of the building and assemblies as team of engineers. These engineers help work on the foundation, structural supports, mechanical, electrical, and communication services. 2. The major constraint that a building designer must work under are the building codes, zoning ordinances, and varies other legal constraints such as access standards for people with physical disabilities. 3. Zoning ordinances typically govern that varies activities that the land may be used
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Unformatted text preview: for, the set backs of the buildings, the number of parking spaces required, and the total floor spaces allowed. Building codes were put into place to help protect the public health and safety, primarily from fire danger. They cover walls ceilings, floors, and pretty much everything that has to do with the construction of the building. 4. Fire resistance is measured in hours and parts of hours before the material is completely destroyed by the fire. The unit of fire resistance is determined by actually setting the assembly on fire and then timing how long it takes for the assembly to be destroyed....
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