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Answer by Patrick Barry:
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A ‘span’ in engineering parlance means ‘the gap between two supports’
This bridge is single span:
A single span slab is a slab that is supported at either end.
Answer by Rakshita Nagayach:
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RCC buildings have vertically oriented wide beams (called Shear walls) which carry the earthquake loads down to the foundation. Shear buildings have specially designed shear walls provided along both width and length of the building to resist the wind and seismic loads exerted on the building.
What was it about the construction of the NYC World Trade Centre buildings that made them collapse so easily in case of a very hot fire?
Answer by David Kahana:
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The design of the towers was unique among steel frame buildings of the time. They were built like a tube within a tube, with the floors supported by trusses that tied on to supporting columns on the outer walls as well as on to the core columns making up the inner tube, where the elevator shafts ran.