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Lilly,

If you want to get the technical information, try to find an earlier string
of posts regarding Seismic Isolation or Base Isolation.  Otherwise do an
Internet search uder these two titles.  However, I have the feeling that
your professor might want you to do something simpler than recreating a
friction pendulum bearing system!

I used to teach a freshman engineering class where students had to build
clever models.  Please write to me privately if you think that I might be of
some help, and include a description of your building.

Regards

Maria I. Falconi
Guayaquil, Ecuador

-----Original Message-----
From: migdalia Burgos <burgosml(--nospam--at)hotmail.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Monday, November 09, 1998 9:13 PM
Subject: Bulding structures on roller froundationsw


>I am an Architecture student at New York City Technical College.  I am
>currently working on a project for my Construction class.  My professor
>wants me to make a model of a building on a roller foundation (Seismic).
>I have looked and looked for drawings or details for such a structure,
>all to no avail.  I can not make a model of something I can only read
>about and not visually see.  Can anyone tell me where or from whom can I
>get this information from?  I am desperate.  Can anyone help a student
>out?!  I would be more than grateful.
>
>Thanks
>
>LILLY
>
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