Write 5 pages with APA style on Engineering and Construction. Henry Mitchell watches the writer renovate his house often. Home renovation managed by managed hob reminds the writer of his house’s original builder, one and a half centuries ago (Invention & Technology, 1999).
. . . . . . . . . . . The writer notes that before the 19th century, frame houses were built using large timbers. The constructors believed that sawing was a waste of materials and labor, so, through experienced workers, they only squared off logs to facilitate connection. This gave rise to the balloon frame. They introduced nails and lumber in mass production, providing a further advantage to the balloon frame. The results were savings in person-hours, fewer skills, and a complete change in building ways. The writer also notes that balloon frames are structurally and materially more efficient. Since no joint is of more significance than another, then the connection between each wood is efficient. This exemplifies the modification of building practices progressively. Although the rules called for less labor, simplified relations, and used lightweight materials, they were limited because houses’ construction never reached a fully automated level. Therefore, in as much as it was an innovation, it has remained resistant to change, to the surprise of many (Invention & Technology, 1999).
. . . . . . . . . . .  .The writer also believes that the American style of house construction was influenced by the Midwest, made up of the French, Amerindians, Europeans, and Spaniards (Invention & Technology, 1999). The 19th century saw new houses rise in demand, occasioned by a change in wood technologies, and American settlers around the Mississippi found new cultures in the building. The settlers-built sawmills as one of their new enterprises, contributing to the millions of lumbers produced in the region. This denotes a change towards the new culture because if the settlers had been close to a river, they would have used saw planks instead. The writer also believes the invention of the balloon frame lies with the Chicagoans. This is because the balloon frame is among the City’s founding myths. It has also been mentioned as a contributing factor to the 1872 Chicago fire. In 1833 when Chicago was a year old, Augustine Taylor, a carpenter from Connecticut, was requested to build many houses, but his response was to invent balloon frames (Invention & Technology, 1999).