By Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan's unrivaled skill to attract strains of connection among our daily experiences--whether consuming, gardening, or building--and the flora and fauna has been the root for the preferred luck of his many works of nonfiction, together with the genre-defining bestsellers The Omnivore's Dilemma and In safety of Food. With this up to date variation of his past e-book A position of My Own, readers can revisit the encouraged, clever, and infrequently hilarious tale of Pollan's consciousness of a room of his own--a small, wood hut, his "shelter for daydreams"--built along with his admittedly unhandy arms. encouraged by way of either Thoreau and Mr. Blandings, A position of My Own not just works to show the background and that means of all human construction, it additionally marks the connections among bodies, our minds, and the flora and fauna.
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This information needs to be transmitted to (and understood by) the owner and users of the building or built asset and the responsibility for carrying out the required maintenance clearly assigned to the appropriate staﬀ. If the life-cycle costing has been carried out correctly, the owner or tenant of the building should be aware of the maintenance requirements before they take over the building and the appropriate budgets should be available throughout the life of the building or built asset. As noted above, failure to maintain and clean the building will in time result in higher bills and reduced functionality, thus making short-term savings a poor option.
Where structures are overloaded, damage can result, which will reduce the service life of the structure. Some loads on the structure change due to the diﬀerent characteristics of materials. Where a concrete structure has a brick inﬁll, the concrete shrinks over time, while the brick expands. This can build up signiﬁcant forces, which can result in failure of the bricks as the compressive strength is exceeded. Designers should provide soft joints to allow this interaction to take place without causing damage.
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