Posted by Manuel Oliveros on December 19, 2002 at 10:12:23:
In Reply to: Re: Azimuths of the Parthenon posted by Per Corell on December 18, 2002 at 11:03:46:
Apart from code issues that practicing architects and other structural designers must meet, constructability issues also affect the buildability of things.
Sheet metal may be seen as forthcoming or not, since it gives lots of edge, end and conformation constructive problems. Furthermore, the acceptedly obliged need of analyzability of the structure may require studies the conclusion of which may be that the purportedly overly distributed strength can't be gained but in circumnstances in which the cost of one otherwise purportedly cheap structure becomes in reality prohibitive. The studies may also show (except you may want to restrain your use to double curvature domes or roofs) the need of main members for which the kind of structure you are proposing is not well suited to, or costlier, whereas other existing structural systems are effective.
Furthermore the requirements of industrial fabrication being repetition-related, it is unlikely that the structures are more easily adopted precisely in such double curvature structures, out of lack of commonnality in components.
In all, the honeycomb 3D system is useful to construction, but is not the universal solution to the design of building structures, just one method more at hand.
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