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  1. Ube Paralegal of the Year

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    Dear knowledgeable sherbros,

    Can any of you guys point me toward a good basic book on architecture that covers basic principles and nomenclature? Or even a book on construction or something along those lines?

    Been working on a bunch of fiction and I thought that it would help a whole lot if I was more informed in this subject.
     
  2. Kirin Death Operator Platinum Member

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    They're all probably at the unemployment office.
     
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    just fake it, probably make a better story anyway.
     
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    It's called a T-square!
     
  8. IIIIIIII Titanium Belt

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    i had a roommate who was an architect. it was always impressive when he'd show me his blueprints. you have to be incredibly good at math to design even the most basic of buildings.
     
  9. Osculater Red Belt

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    They are now named engineers
     
  10. ralphc1 Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Architects come up with designs. Engineers come up with ways to actually build them.
     
  11. Osculater Red Belt

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    Well engineers are taking their jobs
     
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    We have elevated rail construction here. I'm pretty sure the first segment built by a different company used long solid segments of concrete for the guideway connecting to the columns. I drove past a segment built by a different company use what looked like several short segments somehow joined together instead of one long solid segment. How does that work? Is that safe? Do they glue those short segments together and stick some metal rebar in there? I think the short segments had something that looked a bit like dovetail edges.
     

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