Ancient Building Technology: Volume 2: Materials (Technology by G.R.H. Wright PDF

By G.R.H. Wright

ISBN-10: 9004140077

ISBN-13: 9789004140073

The subsequent résumé learn bargains with construction fabric, which including development and constructions, varieties one of many 3 features of creating, or both one of many 3 elements which represent the character of a construction. not like current manuals on old development, this provides an analytic presentation and the subject material extends throughout every age and areas. The therapy of fabrics is decided out in accordance with a paradigm of nature, manufacture and use, that allows you to facilitate direct comparability among varied modes of the only fabric, as additionally among diverse fabrics and among varied construction traditions. This moment half is released in volumes, the 1st containing texts, the second one greater than three hundred illustrations.

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On the other hand the book does not presume expertise in either the historical or the technological field—particularly the latter. The book is certainly not addressed to those with the technological acumen of builders of pyramids or Pantheons. Only it is hoped that such individuals will find nothing misleading in it. xxxii introduction Vol. 2 The following résumé study deals with building material, which together with construction and structures, forms one of the three aspects of building, or equally one of the three factors which constitute the nature of a building.

This has involved two patent disadvantages. g. among householders) its avoidance raises a presumption that the writer intends to refer to something else. On the other hand the book does not presume expertise in either the historical or the technological field—particularly the latter. The book is certainly not addressed to those with the technological acumen of builders of pyramids or Pantheons. Only it is hoped that such individuals will find nothing misleading in it. xxxii introduction Vol. 2 The following résumé study deals with building material, which together with construction and structures, forms one of the three aspects of building, or equally one of the three factors which constitute the nature of a building.

They occur in building both as natural and artificial materials. The terms lime and gypsum relate essentially to the chemical composition of substances—lime referring to a substance which is predominantly Calcium Carbonate (Ca CO3), and gypsum referring to a substance which is predominantly Calcium Sulphate (Ca SO4). Both substances occur naturally as rocks and both types of rock can be burnt so that their chemical composition is altered. Some elements are driven off and a chemically altered powder remains.

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