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The coarser picón aggregate, which is lighter than gravel, is used in the production of mortar and concrete, which are used in the manufacture of picón blocks (that replace ceramic bricks), sub-floors, textured wall finishing, light cement, pervious concrete, etc…
With Sacyrian accent
The Churches of Peace (Poland), from the outside, resemble the half-timbered civilian buildings northern Europe, while inside one has the impression of visiting a baroque theater with boxes on different levels.
To raise the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Egyptians transported enormous stone blocks on boats on the Nile, mounted them on sledges and then wet the sand along the route to the pyramid to make them easier to slide. But how they hauled them up this pharaonic monument is still an unknown. Here we explore how science and technology are helping to reveal how it was constructed.
While skyscrapers make the most of vertical space, they also pose significant safety and economic challenges. China has banned the construction of buildings taller than 500 metres. We investigate the extent to which building height can become an insurmountable handicap.