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one of the most prominent German architects to emerge after World War II, whose
wide variety of buildings have been admired for their elegant proportions, precise
detail, and structural clarity. Eiermann studied at Berlin Technical University ...
The practice of lifting loads by mechanical means during building operations
goes back at least to Roman times; the Roman architect-engineer Vitruvius in the
1st century bc described lifting platforms that used pulleys and capstans, ...
Systematic fire fighting involves four steps: protection of currently uninvolved
buildings and areas; confinement of the fire; ventilation of the building; and
extinguishment of the fire. Pathways by which the fire could spread are closed off,
and the ...
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