ERIC Number: EJ878130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
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How Are Skyscrapers Designed?
Robertson, William C.
Science and Children, v47 n7 p80-84 Mar 2010
Building a structure that stands hundreds or thousands of feet in the air incorporates all aspects of the design process. There are clear goals, constraints, and trade-offs. Here the author does his best to describe these three with respect to skyscrapers and then talks about how engineers, in all their wisdom, have dealt with them. (Contains 5 figures and 1 online resource.)
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Design Requirements, Structural Elements (Construction), Engineering, Scientific Concepts, Physics, Science Activities
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