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Unformatted text preview: of a limited range of materials wood, stone, brick (or combination) labor intensive by nature, but labor was plentiful and cheap Mat’ls had to serve many roles: structure, foundation, cladding, etc they functioned well in mild climates, less so in harsh ones many joints, low resistivity As time went on, these mat’ls became less plentiful and labor more expensive composite construction As more mat’ls became available, structure and cladding became differentiated Composite or layered construction consists of several layers of different materials each serving a specific role Many building products developed to take advantage of new mat’ls that perform a specific role kierantimberlake: loblolly house 6 design factors Factors affecting selection of structural, enclosure + mechanical systems include: 1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  Aesthetic qualities Regulatory constraints (codes) Construction practices Technical performance Environmental impact Economic considerations Engineers + consultants help analyze and design the various systems, but architects are ultimately responsible for decisions 7...
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