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Big, Bigger, Biggest
"In the continuing quest for more space man keeps building higher. This quiz follows some of the considerations involved in designing those big, bigger, biggest buildings."
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In building upwards what is the first natural obstacle or force that architects need to consider?
Low Flying Aircraft
What development in the late 19th century helped overcome some of the issues of building support and made the creation of skyscrapers possible?
The mass production of iron and steel
The invention of cranes
The advent of aluminium
In August 1956, which architect proposed the construction of a mile high building called "The Illinois"?
George B. Post
Frank Lloyd Wright
Howard H. Barr
Realizing that there were more options than simply rigid steel frame structures when it came to tall buildings, in 1963 Fazlur Khan created a pipe-like construction system better known by what name?
The Anode System
The Tube System
The Capillary System
The Barrel System
Part of the battle to combat the devastating effects of earthquakes requires attention by designers to vertical and horizontal load-paths. Which of the following represents a horizontal load transmitter?
Which scientist developed the lightning rod?
To combat the threat of earthquakes architects develop "smart" structures using products such as magnetorheological (MR) fluid inside large dampers to stabilize buildings. In its most basic form which of the following would best describe MR fluid? (Hint: The connection is in the product's name).
Sand and quartz suspended in polyethylene glycol
Oil filled with iron particles
Gelatine mixed with seawater
Where is the most popular place to install an elevator in a skyscraper?
Building's Exterior Wall
Next to the laundry
Which of the following represents the greatest, constant risk to residents of a skyscraper?
One of the "buzz" acronyms in building design is "ZNE" and it is a process that makes use of, among other things, Trombe walls and thermal storage. What does the acronym ZNE stand for?
Zero Net Energy
Zoo Nest Ecology
Zone Naturelle d'Equilibre (French: Natural Area of Balance)
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