While brick and structural clay tile
are both visually appealing and durable, they are also well-suited for many structural applications.
In any case, the result, as Facey concludes, is that "Al Udhaibat farm reminds us of how a new-built and well-maintained earth house can be, with its clean, pristine walls, sharply defined light and shade, fresh carved plasterwork and vivid painted designs on doors and shutters." It demonstrates a "real alternative to concrete, glass and structural clay tile
" and stands as "a stylish alternative to their alienating autonomy, its spaces in tune with local needs and culture".
Among the major product branches studied separately, nationwide hourly averages were $9.80 in clay refractories, $7.20 in ceramic wall and floor tile, and $6.78 in brick and structural clay tile. Although clay refractories maintained its lead in earnings, the pay difference between it and the relatively low-paying brick and structural clay tile branch narrowed between 1980 and 1986-from 57 to 45 percent.
For example, one-half of the workers in the Southwest and three-fifths of those in the Southeast, the two lowest paying regions in the Nation, were in brick and structural clay tile plants.
But the number of workers in brick and structural clay tile plants changed relatively little (from 11,687 in 1980 to 11,593 in 1986).
"The construction of the floor is out of structural clay tile
, which means the thickness of the floor is about 18 inches, so that leaves us with a 10-foot, 6-inch clearance from floor to underside of structure.