Daily Challenge Day 67

Was going to write more about the breakdown of knowledge into hierarchies, but got involved investigating the structural properties of wood, in particular Canadian Redwood which isn’t otherwise mentioned in the Australian Timber Structures code AS1720. Seems to...

Daily Challenge Day 66

“Jack of all trades, master of none” Whilst the above phrase is typically taken negatively, an alternative view would be to consider that the “jack of all trades” is capable of recognising the false master. In the modern world it keeps becoming...

Daily Challenge Day 65

Todays reading on the London Grenfell Tower fire: Australia’s use of cladding to be investigated by Senate committee following Grenfell fire Many are complaining that “green targets” are to blame for the Grenfell fire. They’re wrong. I was...

Daily Challenge Day 64

So since the fire in London, been reading a few different articles on the matter. Also here in Australia, the TV news interviewed some representative of Engineers Australia who touted the view we should get our plans certified by a certified fire engineer. As may...

Daily Challenge Day 63

Should have been posted yesterday [17/06/2017], but didn’t happen due to computer problems. Started yesterday by writing a post on Blogger. Then I was going to make modifications to the website, then decided I would experiment with some changes on the local...

Daily Challenge Day 62

After writing last night’s post about a problem with the shift key, I started wondering why I was using the shift key in the first place. Whilst the shift key is the default key to use in AutoCAD, the last place I worked on contract, they had reconfigured the...

Daily Challenge Day 61

Been modifying drawings in ProgeCAD. and experiencing hassles with my keyboard, especially shift key which seems to be non-responsive (I’m assuming the problem is my keyboard and not ProgeCAD). Besides frustration of commands being exited, and then having to...

Daily Challenge Day 60

More models of the design process: One of several models from book on advanced technology design. Formal process from Australian Standard for Product Design based on British standard: Extended model from Standard for Product Design Model from statistical process...

Daily Challenge Day 59

Didn’t happen! [passed midnight] Got side tracked looking for my diagrams of design models, then on to looking for information about construction of timber ramps and the detail as it merges with the ground smoothly. No help, most details cut the timber in ways I...

Daily Challenge Day 58

ok! An early start [14:35] so potential for longer post. So past week or so, I have read a few articles from Treehugger and Architectureau website, which got me rethinking about the design process, the main ones being: Why do architects want to be artists? South...