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" The Only Limit to Our Realization of Tomorrow Will be Our Doubts of Today" - Franklin D. Roosevelt

November 16,2016_Vocabulary

Curtain Wall:  aluminum-framed wall containing in-fills of glass, metal panels, or thin stone. The framing is attached to the building structure and does not carry the floor or roof loads of the building.

Mullions: vertical element that forms a division between units of a window. Its purpose is to provide structural support to an arch or lintel above the window opening.

Truss:  A supporting structure composed of beams, girders, or rods commonly of steel or wood lying in a single plane.

Columns: It is a structural element that transmits through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below.

Veneer: A thin layer applied to another material.

Cladding:  Is the application of one material over another to provide a layer that  controls the infiltration of weather elements and for aesthetic purposes.

Gasket: a piece of material that is used to make a tight seal between two parts that are joined together.



Hidden Element : it is a tool in Revit that is used to hide a element or category of an object , not permanently.

Leaderline: a leaderline in Revit refers to a line added to connect a text to an object.

Section: refers to an area or hidden part of an object cut away or removed some of that object.

Light bulb: It reveals hidden elements and you can unhide in view element.

Weephole: refers to where water is being let out.

Cork: refers to a seal.



Analysis By Rosemarie Castillo



This maps help to analyze the site that is being used for this project. There are many positive things about this site starting with great access to public transportation, along with a lot of residential homes surrounding the site which means people will want amenities that are within the community. However, there are also commercial spaces not too far away which means people that work can also access this gym before or after their shifts are done, another plus to this site. To add on there are about three nearby parks but they do not consist of what the gym can offer and people might pass by on their walk or run and decide the gym would be a better option for the cold winter days arriving. I conclude that the location of the site adequate.

Vocabulary Words

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Rosemarie Castillo

Vocabulary Words

Zoning: refers to the study used for DOB permit.

Circulation: refers to the way people move through and interact with a building. It can also relate to the flow of the building and paths people have to take to get places within the building.

Vegetation: refers to plants. They are important to a site because it creates privacy in a way to separate public from more intimate places outside the building. Also, it adds shade to the location it is placed it. Vegetation is a positive things because it can also be used to grow crops.