Very shortly after and with guests at hand, smoke began to billow from the oven as smoke alarms “chimed”. Fortunately, the exhaust hood was capable of about 900 cubic feet / minute draw so the room was evacuated of smoke — and guests — in seconds.
When the ground starts shaking, dampers absorb the shock instead of transmitting it up into the building. This means that the rest of the structure can be designed for reduced seismic forces, as the dampers take the bulk of the impact, just like shock absorbers in a car. The damper frames result in lower seismic design forces ...
"In order to build well, you must have all of the team members in place: the architect, designer, the contractor, and the homeowner," says Steve Albert, president of S. E. A. Construction in San Mateo. "You cannot build well without all the legs of the table being in place.
If you have ever taken a hammer to a wall, you've no doubt answered that question for yourself. Removing the skin of a building from the inside always reveals a narrative about the making of a building, a connection to the history of a place. That connection is certainly one of the most powerful and compelling aspects year's Dickens House.