High-rise building


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high-rise building

[¦hī ¦rīz ′bild·iŋ]
(civil engineering)

High-rise building

Describing a building having a comparatively large number of stories usually above 10–12 stories, and equipped with elevators.

high-rise building

Said of a building that is many stories in height, usually higher than ten to twelve stories.
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However, the effects of the high-rise building development to the environment that provided by all of the respondents include traffic congestion, lack of green spaces, muddy and dirty sea, soil erosion due to high-rise building development on hillside and destroy of mangroves forest.
High-rise buildings first emerged as a profitable investment in real estate, but they were a real reflection of the characteristic symbol creating an image of a modern city.
Disaster research studies have identified organized planning as the most important element in successfully aiding victims in high-rise buildings.
The occurrence of two successful fire sprinkler activations in this high-rise building in just as many years greatly proves the value of retrofitting fire sprinklers in older high-rises," says Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board.
Under the new requirements, photoluminescent strips will be placed on steps, handrails, and the perimeter of enclosed stairwells in new high-rise buildings built in municipalities across the country that use the International Building Code.
Both reports concluded that fire sprinklers could have prevented the six deaths and recommended that the City of Chicago adopt an ordinance requiring fire sprinklers in all commercial and residential high-rise buildings.
Before air-conditioning became standard, it was common for high-rise buildings in the tropics to be protected by an external sunscreen of some kind, wrapped around a otherwise conventional rectangular block varying only in its proportions.
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The City of Chicago's ordinance requires all residential high-rise buildings built prior to 1975 that do not have fire sprinklers to pass a City of Chicago Life Safety Evaluation (LSE).
ISLAMABAD, 20 May, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Capital Development Authority (CDA) has allowed construction of high-rise building in trade center of Islamabad blue area.
For all its questionable features and side-effects on overloaded infrastructures, high-rise building is now as much a part of the skylines of Southeast Asian cities as it is of Western cities.
NEW YORK -- Ambient Corporation (OTCBB: ABTG), a leader in Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) solutions, today announced that it has showcased its Upper West Side Manhattan high-rise building, commonly known as a MDU, at the BPL 2005 Conference in New York City this week.