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THE DESIGN of the new World Trade Center in New York includes safety measures such as a 24-inch-thick concrete wall enclosure for its building core, where the elevators, stairs and power system are placed for protection from fire or terrorist attack. Photo from boston.com

Choosing A construction material for a building is a dilemma for any designer. The right decision can have a positive or negative impact on the success of a project in terms of cost, schedule and overall quality. The construction industry accounts for half of all resources used worldwide, which calls for building designers to use caution in the choice of material.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

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