The New Construction Techniques

February 24, 2010
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New Construction Techniques

The advancement of the new construction techniques evolved together with the new materials, possible for its development if it is not associated with it. For instance, large glass panels could not have been used in the eighteenth century even if they had been available. No large-span lintel-support back then. Both new materials and new techniques are developed to be able for the architects to be free to design. Today’s structures are usually a combination of old and new skeleton-frame, curtain wall and cantilevered constructions are good examples of old post-and-lintel.

The skeleton frame is one of the first techniques developed. It employs modern materials. It is an open frame to which a wall covering is attached. The frame is the main support and the covering is the shelter. It became popular because it is light, strong and usable. It is common in family dwellings. Steel-cage construction is a skeleton frame using steel for the skeleton.

The shapes are the architectural restrictions of shapes, such as square, cube, triangle, octagon, pyramid, pentagon, circle, and sphere used by most architects. This has come about with the development of materials that are stronger, lighter, and with many uses.

The sizes are the advances of sizes to a size greater than ever before. Sears Tower, tallest building in Chicago, but as technology develops even more buildings can increase to sizes previously thought impossible. Who can say what will be possible?

The location is the architect choosing, because design is not just its enormous size but also locations unsought of years ago. The advances in architectural and engineering will make more possible and workable locations.

The components are constructed piece of a building; it is the parts or sections made in advance. The use of components allows the builder to construct away from the site. Some examples of components are, assembled windows, trusses, or molded bathrooms.

Advancements of new materials and techniques of construction restrict the builders of traditional materials and techniques.