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Ruben A. Gomez, PE
A large number of building systems have come and gone since the Operation Breakthrough initiative was launched in the late 1960ís by the Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Such an initiative promoted a large degree of enthusiasm and motivated the creativity of the most advanced minds of the time within the construction industry. Thinking in retrospect, the author had the good luck and the opportunity to work on the development of four of those systems and in order to be effective in his job, he had to become thoroughly familiar with all the ideas that came up in the public arena.
The explosion of ideas generated a momentum that extended well into the 1970ís and 1980ís and brought us to compete with the more experienced engineers and builders of Eastern Europe.
After examining all the systems presented at the conclusion of Operation Breakthrough and all which followed during the next forty years, the author is revealing in this course what, in his opinion, is the best building system of all times: The Checkerboard Building System.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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