A king post is the vertical member of a simple truss which runs from the bottom chord of the truss to the high-point where the two top chord members meet. The king post dissects the single triangle of the truss and splits the truss into two smaller trusses usually of equal size / shape.
Lamella roof is a curved roof framed by a system of intersecting skewed arches made up of relatively short members called lamellas. Each short member intersects with another member of the opposite skewed arch as each member works to form one long arch.
Lamella roof construction was invented in Europe in 1908 and introduced in the United States in 1925. Since that time numerous buildings have been constructed with lamella roofs, however, due to failures, the use of lamella roofs has diminished since the 1970's.
A long with the People that are involved in a building project, you have all the materials which went into it. From the foundation to the finish trim, buildings are essentially a collection of various materials. Here is where you can learn about all the materials which make up the built world around us.
If you're a designer looking for a new material or want to learn more about a material you already use, type the name in the box to the right and see what you can find here:
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Please note: all materials must be in the database before they can be added to building information.