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August 3, 2012
drtoni wrote:
protection against heavy rains - I am thinking of purchasing a home with an atrium/courtyard in the center. How resilient are these designs to heavy rains?

The home is in Southern California.

Thank you
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Thanks. How can I find information on how to perform these calculations? I have a quantitative background but am not familiar with this application.

Thanks again for your advice.
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You're very welcome. We use Civil Engineers for all our drainage calculations. Your best option would be to consult a local engineer for guidance.
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February 14, 2012
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The bamboo is Phyllostachys nigra (Black Bamboo).
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Can u explain how make stick to the ground? Is it still in a pot downthere? Can they survive in pots?
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Here the forms of the trees are the live sculptural element.
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