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2 Yahya Kurama, Assistant Professor Meghan Myers, Undergraduate Student Richard Christenson, Graduate Student Andrew Jackson Middle School February 28, 2001

3 Buildings Dams Tunnels Bridges Domes

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9 San Andreas Fault California

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11 Thrust Fault Oblique Fault Normal Fault Strike Fault

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17 First Seismograph, China, AD 132

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22 Companies consisting of 3 or 4 partners (maximum of 10 companies) Company name Partner tasks –Building owner –Architect –Engineer –Builder Need advance planning and cooperation 3 minute company presentations Testing on shake table Final project report from each company

23 Base must be no bigger than 4 by 8 Lego dots Must be at least 30 stories high Maximize rent by having more stories and windows Represents masonry structures

24 Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence Hagia Sophia, Istanbul Pantheon, Rome St. Paul’s Cathedral, London San Pietro Citta’ del Vaticano, Rome

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29 Lego Building Dr. Spencer Shake Table Controller Testing Direction PLAN VIEW

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32 Only two teams Base must be no bigger than 15x30 cm Must be able to connect to a K’nex board at the base Must be at least 2 m high The height of a useable floor is at least 7.5 cm Maximize rent by having more stories and larger useable space Represents steel frame structures

33 Empire State Building Transamerica Building Sears Tower World Trade Center First National Bank Building Marina City John Hancock Building

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37 National Science Foundation Scientists and Engineers in the Schools Program

38 http://earthquake.usgs.gov/ U.S. Geological Survey http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/

39 On PBS http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/


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