Wind Classification Maitland, Yorke Peninsula and Surrounds

Introduction to Wind Speed Classification In Australia we have two wind loading codes AS1170.2 and AS4055. The latter (AS4055) whilst it refers to housing, was created to provide a simplified classification system for use with manufactured structural products (MSP’s). It is neither practical nor economical to use AS1170.2 directly to design a structured product. The […]

TechNote#003 A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION FOR MANUFACTURERS/SUPPLIERS AND OTHER USERS OF PRE-ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS

INTRODUCTION This guide is written to assist you (manufacturers/suppliers) with the following: Guidance on what services a consulting engineer can offer and therefore enable you to obtain the most appropriate service for your needs. Guidance on the risk, liability and responsibilities that engineering practitioners usually accept in the course of their duties. THE GUIDE Users […]

TechNote#002 SIMPLIFIED DESIGN METHOD – DESIGN BY COMPARISON

INTRODUCTION What follows is a simplified method of design and estimating of structural adequacy for use by shed fabricators/suppliers and other manufacturers/suppliers whose products are based on pre-engineered solutions. These enterprises either have existing products that have a history of successful operation, or a range of products that have been demonstrated to be compliant with […]

TechNote#001 INITIAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE IMPACT OF THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS OF BUILDING CODES ON GLAZED ENCLOSURES

{Originally wrote as technical note around 2005} INTRODUCTION The following technical note indicates some of the constraints on design that need to be considered when modifying an existing dwelling, by increasing internal floor area by enclosing a roofed area with glazing. (eg. A verandah or porch). Such extensions are generally not intended to increase habitable […]

Setting Up Spreadsheet Environment

General instructions for setting up environment for use of my spreadsheet collection, either downloaded from here or from ExcelCalcs. To test the installation, I create a new limited user account on MS Windows. I have done this previously for Windows XP, and Windows 7. The current process was on Windows 10, which is an upgrade of […]

Coffee with STEAM

When first read about coffee with an architect, it seemed like a good idea, and something similar would be good for engineering, such as an equivalent coffee with an engineer.  However, being classified by Engineers Australia as an engineering technologist, it becomes a more cumbersome phrase.  Personally I don’t care much for occupational classification, it […]

TechNote#000 – Index to Technical Notes

INDEX TO TECHNICAL NOTES TN/000 Index to Technical Notes TN/001 Initial Investigation Into The Impact Of The Energy Efficiency Requirements Of Building Codes On Glazed Enclosures TN/002 Simplified Design Method – Design By Comparison TN/003 A Guide To Understanding The Engineering Profession For Manufacturers/Suppliers And Other Users Of Pre-Engineered Solutions TN/004 A Guide To The […]