Skyscraper construction

Skyscraper construction

A method of construction developed in Chicago, in which all building loads are transmitted to a metal skeleton, so that any exterior masonry is simply a protective cladding.
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The boom in regional skyscraper construction is integral to the generation of value and brand identities for cities, an expert said.
To be fair, the development of denser forms of concrete and steel has made skyscraper construction easier, allowing the core structure to eat up less space.
Skyscraper construction is booming across the Middle East, with the region projected to have nearly 300 skyscrapers of at least 150 metres tall by 2015, according to the recent study entitled "The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers" from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
Especially if you have the likes of, I don't know, Popeye or Harold Lloyd six steps ahead of you ensuring you don't fall down manholes, or plummet from the high steel of a skyscraper construction site.
agreed to make new apprentice classes at least one-third minority, in exchange for laws increasing use of apprentices in skyscraper construction.
But in his effort now to apply the checklist to all walks of life--venture capitalists, skyscraper construction workers, restaurant chefs--he occasionally treads uncomfortably close to the territory claimed by his New Yorker colleague Malcolm Gladwell, taking a single idea and trying to make it fit almost every situation.
Kajima, known as a pioneer of skyscraper construction in Japan, became the day's biggest percentage loser by plunging 27 yen, or over 14 percent, to 162 yen.
After the steel trusses were in place, the team was able to build one new hotel floor every four days, an unprecedented pace for skyscraper construction in Singapore.
Concern for the safety of jets leaving Reagan National Airport pushed the FAA to limit skyscraper construction in Rosslyn, Va.
Scottish Presbyterian brothers William and George Audsley later went on to pioneer skyscraper construction in America.
Scottish Presbyterian brothers William and George Audsley went on to pioneer skyscraper construction in America.
To control explosive urban growth and curtail skyscraper construction (because of economic and health concerns), municipalities like Montreal followed the lead of New York City and enacted restrictive height and zoning regulations.