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Building Codes, Fire Codes, and Plumbing and Electrical Codes are all forms of what?

Construction Regulations

1

What is cement made of?

Mixture of portland cement, water, and aggregates

2

At what temperature does structural steel fail?

1000 - 1100 degrees F

3

What temperature does cold-drawn steel fail?

800 degrees F

4

Construction of cables used to brace failing buildings or as tendons in tensioned concrete

Cold-drawn steel

-used in post and pre tension concrete

5

What is a fireproofing agent for steel?

Asbestos

6

What are some forms of "alternative" organic materials used in construction?

Straw, bamboo, mushroom fiber