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Carbon Cycle

  • Earth 'breathes' every day of year
  • Summer Months: Plants photosynthesize, they absorb energy from the Sun and consume CO2 from the atmosphere to use as a source for growth
  • Winter Months: Plants save energy by decreasing photosynthesis. This process results in lower absorption CO2 by the ecosystem, returning the cycle to its starting point
  • Earth is no longer 'breathing' in a stable pattern, the 3 most common fossil fuels (Coal, Oil and Gas) release CO2 during combustion
  • Photosynthesis can no longer keep up with absorption of these increasing CO2 levels

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Concrete:

Mixture and Cement Making Process

Typical Mix: 1 part cement, 2 parts sand, 3 parts aggregate and water (+ any additives)

 

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Concrete:

Frames

  • Frames can be precast in a factory or formed onsite by pouring liquid concrete into temporary formwork.

  • Reinforced cement concrete contains steel bars, often referred to as re-bar.

  • This combination
    works well, as concrete is strong in compression and steel is strong in tension.

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Concrete:

Foundation Types

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Concrete:

Standards

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Steel:

Frame Types

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Steel:

Construction Process

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Steel:

Sizes

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Steel:

Standards

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Timber:

Frame Types

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Timber:

Construction Process

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Timber:

Standards

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Masonry:

Systems

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Clay:

Construction Process

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Masonry:

Standards

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Glass:

Systems

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Glass:

Construction Process

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Glass:

Standards

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Aluminium:

Systems

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Aluminium:

Construction Process

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Aluminium:

Sizes

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Aluminium:

Standards