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...

On Regulations

Regulations are not created to ensure good design but to permit bad design. Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools: Douglas Bader

The Logistics Problem

The logistics problem is getting the right goods, in the right condition, in the right quantity, in the right place at the right time. As I have mentioned in various places before, Australia is akin to a remote mining colony on Mars. South Australia and Adelaide is...

Site Visit to Town of Price and Wills Creek

So a few months back for one of our projects we visited the boat ramp area of Price with the dumpy level to determine the height of the seawall and its relationship to a project proposal. The Price / Wills Creek area comprises of a carpark, two shelters, picnic table,...

State of Play: 2017/wk40

The daily challenge came to an end on day 67. A daily challenge based on researching and reading would have greater staying power, but it doesn’t produce anything visual to communicate activity. All the production occurs inside the human mind, and makes the mind...

Narrow houses and Tiny Houses

As I have mentioned previously humans have legs and are meant to be mobile, such mobility provides us with advantages over plants which are anchored to the ground. In the daily challenge posts, I indicated that maybe cities should be designed to allow 60% of the...

Downloads Temporarily Out Of Action

It was reported today [4/07/2017] that there was no download links available after purchase. I checked this morning using a few different email addresses. I checked two products and discovered the download links in the product definition were missing. I fixed the...