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1. The center of a plywood or crossbanded construction; it may consist of lumber (solid or glued) or particleboard; serves as a base for veneer.
2. The internal structure in a hollow-core door.
3. The wood chips cut from a mortise.
4. The metal bar to which a handrail is attached.
5. The internal structure which serves as a base for complex plasterwork.
6. The molded open space in a concrete masonry unit.
7. The filling within a thick hollow stone wall.
8. The filling between a lintel and relieving arches.
9. A cylindrical sample of hardened concrete or rock obtained by means of a core barrel and drill.
10. A part of a multistory building, containing a variety of service and utility functions, as elevators, stairwells, etc.
11. That part of a magnetic circuit (usually steel or iron laminations) about which are wound coils in electromagnetic devices such as transformers, solenoids, relays, etc.; a magnetic core.
12. (Brit.) The conductor of a cable with its insulation, but not including any outer protective covering.
13. That portion of a grille, 2 contained within the frame.
14. Of gypsum board, the hardened material filling the space between a face paper and a back paper; consists primarily of gypsum with additives.
15. (British) Same as blockout.
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Because the building core is the origin for major circulation patterns on the floor, the core layout ultimately determines the efficiency of the circulation throughout the floor.
We will also focus our efforts on growing capital, maintaining liquidity, improving our operational efficiencies, building core customer relationships and ultimately improving shareholder value,' said Randolph F Williams, president and CEO of the bank.
These include building core strengths and making systemic changes to leverage strengths.
is a general contracting and construction management firm, providing clients with the highest standard of service for mission critical, interior construction and building core & shell.
Participants will be introduced to green building core concepts and the LEED rating systems, along with sample exam questions to prepare for the real test.
Photo Caption: Silver Tower view showing the progress of the superstructure up to 26th slab floor & building core wall up to the 28th.
By placing half of the building core programme on each side of the lobby, and interconnecting them with structural steel braces, the combined core is said to be more effective than a typical centre core system while also creating a dramatic tall lobby space within.
Thornton Tomasetti was retained by FXFOWLE Architects to provide structural engineering services for the building core and shell, as well as The New York Times Company interior fit-out work.
This includes lobby renovations, heating and air conditioning, electrical, elevators, fire alarm and security and conditions of the building core interior.
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