||RE: building materials
||10/8/2000 3:28:00 PM
Your question depends upon whether you
are talking optimizing in different
fields. My perspective of optimizing for
cooler interior in hot weather would be
to use ceramic and earth materials for
heat sink properties. This would be
incorect for earthquake resistance as in
Armenia and Turkey.
Optimizing for both earthquakes and
utility bills would be Truss Framed
Construction. Additional benefits
Lower use of lumber.
Lower use of labour.
More inviting for additions and
More adaptable for customizations based
upon a non customized foundation.
Energy resource friendly.
Much less need for a stud finder.
Much less need for measuring and
Adaptable for tornado blow out panels
that save the rest (over 90%)of the
Truss plate connections of roof truss
panels with wall panels can be 20 times
the hold down strength of hurricane
strap connections in the same area.
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