State of Play 2019/wk22

Put the store back online last weekend. Set fees to zero for those items usually downloaded by students, everything else been grouped in with the services requiring and enquiry. At the moment reluctant to reactivate the store, as been hacked twice this year, which is the first time since creating in 2014. I don’t know […]

Structural Design and Calculations

As you may have noticed elsewhere I try to avoid the use of the word “engineering”, this is because for me engineering takes place at the frontiers of science and technology. I don’t operate at the frontiers and most people don’t want their projects at the frontiers. Most people simply want “tried and tested” adapted […]

State of Play 2019/wk20

Was going to reactivate the store, the idea was to change all products to enquiry only as an interim measure, but website operation far too slow today (16/05/209), and keeps loosing connection, so disabled again. If looking for my spreadsheets then please send an email using the contact page.

State of Play 2019/wk14

So Monday, start of the week. Have two possible projects in the pipeline, one drafting civil works, the other structural design of a shelter. It is becoming seemingly apparent farmers don’t seem to need council approval for farm land (they probably do, just seems they don’t). that is people in the towns seem to have […]

Residential Slabs and Footings

For the most part residential slabs and footings shouldn’t require any “engineering”. AS2870 Residential slabs and footings is mostly a prescriptive code like volume 2 of the National Construction Code (NCC or BCA {Building Code of Australia} ), and the residential timber framing code AS1684.2. As such building designers, builders and concrete contractors should be […]