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 have a reputation for strength but seems to be contrary to what I can find in qualitative […]

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 apparent that the proclaimed masters, have mastered very little, so little that they […]

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 thinking about how to get some interaction going on the website so that I could sketch and […]

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 gather I disagree with such assertion. For a system to […]

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 install first. Also exported the site database for later import to MySQL. Anycase […]

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 repeat the whole process several times it is rapidly causing strain to my hand: not 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 control, and quality assurance.   Further reference: Industrial Design Process. Note the inclusion of design for […]

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 don’t like: namely at way too shallow an angle. But […]

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 Australia issues draft housing design guidelines 2001: A Space […]