Author(s): Robertson G; Steger T
Abstract: Let $\Gamma$ be a group of type rotating automorphisms of a building $\cB$ of type $\widetilde A_2$, and suppose that $\Gamma$ acts freely and transitively on the vertex set of $\cB$. The apartments of $\cB$ are tiled by triangles, labelled according to $\Gamma$-orbits. Associated with these tilings there is a natural subshift of finite type, which is shown to be irreducible. The key element in the proof is a combinatorial result about finite projective planes.