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Most construction projects involve a wide use of different materials. The list is very extensive, but the main ones for the structural framework are clearly concrete, steel, brick and wood. When designing a building or structure, the planning team must decide which materials are most suitable for the design and purpose. The main considerations to be taken into account when choosing a material are weight, strength, sustainability, fire resistance and, not to be forgotten, cost.

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Heidenreich, S. (2022). Building Materials. In: Englisch für Architekten und Bauingenieure – English for Architects and Civil Engineers. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-36030-6_9

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