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An Innovation in Building Design

Collins & Aikman's flat cable permits elimination of ducts and other accommodations traditionally required for building wiring systems, thus gives designers new latitude in planning attractive open landscape" office layouts. The big factor is that FCC whose thickness approximates that of two business cards can be mounted on walls and floors instead of in them and can be installed beneath a carpet or along a baseboard. Originating from Apollo's command module its essential sheathing is designed to look like decor rather than plumbing. This could possibly eliminate traditional ducting under floors and elsewhere necessary to accommodate conventional wiring. Construction costs are reduced by 14 percent. "
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
MSFC-SO-83
Patent Status: 
Agency
NASA
Region
Southeast
State: 
Alabama
Phone: 
256-544-9151
Email: 
terry.taylor@nasa.gov
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