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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Outside the building box
Ann R. Thryft   5/7/2013 12:45:14 PM
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Chuck, I agree about the mechanical properties. I was surprised to see these materials used in this app, but I probably shouldn't have, seeing what's been done with them elsewhere: seawalls, pontoons, etc.



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Carbon composite to strength pipelines
AnandY   5/7/2013 6:26:01 AM
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Can carbon composite sheets be used to provide strength to water pipelines which run underground? These pipelines face the problem like corrosion, breakage, etc. If these carbon composites in anyway strengthen the pipelines then it will be great.

AnandY
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Re: Outside the building box
AnandY   5/7/2013 6:21:51 AM
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True, that technology get outdated within few years. But maintenance is also one of the major factor. In conventional structure maintenance is very less once constructed. Is this the same with carbon structures?

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Re: Outside the building box
Debera Harward   5/7/2013 5:51:15 AM
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Yes, Elizebeth, you are correct these days technology is changing soo rapidly that after some times it completely seems to be outdated.What if some issues comes in a buildiing constructed with carbon composites after some years and ths technology becomes outdated then wht will  be the user doing in this case .

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Debera Harward   5/7/2013 5:51:15 AM
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Yes, Elizebeth, you are correct these days technology is changing soo rapidly that after some times it completely seems to be outdated.What if some issues comes in a buildiing constructed with carbon composites after some years and ths technology becomes outdated then wht will  be the user doing in this case .

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Elizabeth M   5/7/2013 3:51:53 AM
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Yes, Ann, you're right. Things that seem so cutting edge during one era seem completely outdated and strange 10 or 20 years down the line. With how quickly things move these days that time frame could be even sooner.

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Curvy buildings, today's fad application
William K.   5/6/2013 9:40:14 PM
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So the very most trendy architects are designing all sorts of curvy buildings for  the very rich. That is fine, but I wonder who will be the ones revising these buildings in five years when the fad has passed and a different style is in vogue. 

I also wonder about space utilization efficiency. which I guess does not matter yet in Duabi. Probably we would not see these in HongKong, at least not may of them, and none at all in tokyo, for certain.

But it is a good show of what can be done with the new materials. I wonder what they will look like after ten years of bright sunshine, though.

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Re: Outside the building box
Rob Spiegel   5/6/2013 6:42:17 PM
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Yes, these curvy building are a relief from the typical blocks. I'm curious about whether the insides of the building are also curvy or whether what we're seeing is mostly a facade.

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Rob Spiegel   5/6/2013 6:04:34 PM
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Yes, that occurred to me as well, Chuck. Even if the composites don't bear weight, they have weight of their own they need to support. One would guess this has been taken into consideration, including wind stress.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Outside the building box
Ann R. Thryft   5/6/2013 2:02:18 PM
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Thanks, Cabe. Of course, fashion changes always make buildings look outdated sooner or later; remember all those "futuristic" styles of the 50s in industrial design, cars, and buildings?



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