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ALL ABOUT TALL BUILDING DESIGN

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HISTORY OF TALL BUILDING

A SKYSCRAPER is a tall, continuously habitable building of many floors, usually designed for office, commercial and residential use...

DEFINITION & EVOLUTION OF TALL BUILDING

The most prominent tall buildings are called ‘high-rise buildings’ in most countries and ‘ tower blocks in Britain and some countries...

BACKGROUND OF TALL BUILDING

Industrial growth started in the US since early 1800s and continued steadily upto and through Civil War. (1861 – ‘65) ...

IMPACT OF TALL BUILDING

Impact of tall buildings on Urban Development in terms of increased density, accessibility, transportation and parking; Ownership ...

TECHNICAL CHALLENGES OF TALL BUILDINGS

Technical challenges - Types of loads and force faced by tall buildings. Types of Structural System. Damping System in tall buildings...

DISASTER MANAGEMENT OF TALL BUILDING

A disaster is the product of a hazard such as earthquake, flood or windstorm coinciding with a vulnerable situation, which might include...

VERTICAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

It is the means by which building occupants access specific areas of a building, including: internal stairs. internal ramps. elevators...

WHAT IS BUILDING SERVICES IN TALL BUILDING

Imagine yourself in the most fabulous building in the world. Now take away the lighting, heating and ventilation, the lifts and escalators...

FIRE INSTALLATION & LANDSCAPE IN TALL BUILDING

A fire sprinkler system is an active fire protection method, consisting of a water supply system, providing adequate pressure and flowra...

SEWERAGE SYSTEM IN TALL BUILDING

The fundamental purpose of a high-rise system is that the removal of fluid and solid waste to the sewer, while protecting the inhabitants...

WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM IN TALL BUILDING

In skyscrapers Plumbing is one of the more challenging problems to solve due to the loss in pressure as water travels up a vertical pipe...

SITTING OF MULTISTOREY BUILDING

Tall buildings have a nice perspective from relatively long distances. However, from closer destinations they are not much appreciated...

MULTI-STOREYED BUILDINGS

The first high-rise office building according to this definition was built in Chicago in 1885: the Home Insurance Building...

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