The following is the summary I was given for the subject Product Design at the University of South Australia. Industrial Design: Industrial Design is the process of adjustment of industrially producible commodities to the physiological and psychological needs of the user of those. PROCESS OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN INFORMATION (To Produce the BRIEF/TECHNICAL PACKAGE) Users Needs Analysis/ […]

State of Play: 2013/wk41

All kinds of stuff. Its the week to complete end of quarter BAS statement, with accountant coming in on Friday to check Quickbooks and finalise for submission. Rewrote vba subroutines for wind pressures on free standing walls, the results prior to the rewrite seemed to be on the low side, given prior experience with AS1170.2:1989 […]

Stairs: Compatibility with AS1657 and BCA

Created a simple spreadsheet which permits a semi-graphical approach to finding a suitable rise and run (going) for a staircase. Since the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and referenced fixed standard AS1657: platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders, have different criteria for acceptability of a stairway the first step was to graphically see the difference. For […]

State of Play: 2013/wk39

Further interruption and otherwise side tracked from main path. But this is the usual state of affairs. It is difficult to spend time developing tools which will bring about improvement when expending time tackling the existing problems individuals have in the building industry. Most of the problems have a common cause, if could tackle the […]