Sheds, Barns and Shacks

For quick estimate of the size of c-section frame to use for a gable roof building used as either a shed, barn or holiday shack the following quick design aids are available. Frame Selection Charts for Cold-formed Steel Sheds Design Chart Cold-formed Steel Sheds Wind...

Comparing Calculation Tools

As indicated in previous post I’ve been considering whether to move away from spreadsheets for my calculations. I have previously discussed the use of MathCAD and similar software versus the use of spreadsheets on my personal blog in the post:¬†Electronic...

State of Play: 2017/wk48

I mentioned previously I gave up on the idea of developing Android Apps, the available software requires too much ram, and I had already been using MS Excel to prototype displays, therefore opted for the use of Google sheets for Android Apps. I’m now considering...

State of Play: 2017/wk45

Drawing in Spreadsheets (MS Excel) Method 1 : Cell Borders and Shading Been looking at increased use of the drawing capability in MS Excel. First I discovered it is possible to set the cell sizes in millimetres or other units of measurement. Though as I suspected from...

Augmenting and Enhancing Human Capability

The difference between mechanical engineering and civil engineering is that mechanical engineering augments, enhances and enables human ability, whilst civil engineering along with architecture, enslaves, diminishes, and holds captive human capability. Humans have...