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The part of a building that we touch several times a day are door handles. It is important that door handles are durable and attractive. These qualities depend on the design of the door knob and the type of materials it is made of. 430 more words

Aluminium As A Crucial Element OF Modernity

Aluminium has been practised as a cost effective and environment friendly material which has been evolved in last seventy five years. Its unique features and durability has made it one of the widely used elements in modern architecture. 303 more words

Aluminium Alloys


Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6:00 p.m.
The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania
Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery, 220 South 34th Street

John curator’s Frank G. Matero and William Whitaker for a gallery talk and tour of the exhibition, “Feats of Clay: Philadelphia Brick and Terracotta.” This exhibition traces the rise of the brick and terra cotta industry in Philadelphia and its far reaching influences on American architecture and building technology.  52 more words



Ever since I first saw them, I haven’t been able to get them off my mind.

Dome houses!

Easy to build, earthquake proof and have low energy costs to heat or cool. 162 more words


New map identifies aggregate resources of Phoenix Metro area

The Arizona Geological Survey has just published its first ever derivative aggregate map product. It is designed to help local communities and zoning groups manage and conserve their aggregate resources. 428 more words


4 Reasons Why Aluminium is Known as Perfect Building Material

You will be surprised to know that 20 % of total aluminium output is used for construction purpose. Today, it is known as second most widely used building material after steel and has a wide applicability in all types of construction from commercial buildings to residential buildings. 268 more words

Aluminium Alloys