- Producer18/10/2017Looking Back at Previous Work - IDESIGNED AND BUILT BACK IN THE 1980s, THIS STOUT 41-FOOT STEEL-BUILT SAILING YACHT WAS PART OF MY KODIAK CRUISER SERIES...Each year, as the opening of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) approaches, I find myself scanning back...
Comments18/10/2017 #8 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#6 LOL, no danger of that. My wife has vetoed the last two items, building a boat from a bare hull and building a kit car. Both require an extended appropriation of the garage or the rental of a workspace.
The Bucket List is as complete as it's gonna get.
On another note, I plan to be in your neck of the woods in May. If your schedule allows for it, I'd love to buy you a coffee. What do you say, me, you, @Candice 🐝 Galek and whoever will be in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area?18/10/2017 #7 Phil Friedman#5 Me too, Harvey. But although I've built boats with my own hands "Alchemy" was not one of them. You can see the Kodiak Cruiser I built by and for myself at:
Thanks for reading and commenting... and for the kind words. Cheers!18/10/2017 #4 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianNice! A well-built, well-maintained boat will outlive its owner.
I often envy you, @Phil Friedman. Yacht design was my first choice of career. If I had zigged instead of zagged 42 years ago, who knows, we may have worked together.
Building a yacht is one of the two things left on my Bucket List
- Producer08/10/2017Quick Buzz Becoming the Producer Post ► Concrete from Wood!According to the new changes on the beBee platform, a short buzz or a Quick Buzz, as named, will be distributed only to followers and won’t be shared in any hive. If you want to share a link or a picture into a specific hive, you need to write...
Comments10/10/2017 #45 Phil Friedman#42 Ah, Lada, now I understand even better. The WCC is not a significant structural contributor, but essential a surfacing layer and fire-spread resistant barrier. The high admisture of wood sawdust not only lightens the material but probably helps to minimize differential in coefficients of thermal expansion re the GLULAM and surfacing later.
BTW, my share of your buzz on LinkedIn has already racked up nearly 1,400 views and significant engagement. Not bad at all in comparison to the reaction here -- especially when you factor in, what I call, the Reality Conversion Coefficient. Cheers!10/10/2017 #43 Lada 🏡 Prkic#28 Sorry for the late response. I'm in the process of relocation. My office is moving to a different location in the city, and there is a lot of work to do.
Phil, all such research activities are focused on the ecological aspects and finding alternatives to concrete. This method significantly reduces the quantity of concrete.
The image in the post shows the testing process of the specimen consisting of glulam beams on the bottom and the WCC layer over.
Also, very interesting is how two different materials are connected together to ensure distribution of loads but also a solid connection between WCC and timber.
Placing WCC as the secondary (non-structural) layer met all requirements for fire resistance, acoustic and thermal insulation.
As for the lack of the interest, I have nothing more to say. If I had a time, I'd share this myself with my community on LI. Thanks for doing so.09/10/2017 #37 Tausif MundrawalaThis technique should be transported to all the city dwellers in the world. It pains me to read and encounter incidents where a rear part or the entire building collapses due to the dilapidated condition of the structure. It would be of great use here in our city as well as maximum number of people gets killed by huge beams and concrete. Looking at this technology it would be of great help to be placed in dwellings which only uses mortar, concrete and iron beams. Even during any untoward incident people would be safe enough to escape with their lives intact.
Thanks for this quick buzz of yours, my friend @Lada 🏡 Prkic09/10/2017 #35 Lada 🏡 Prkic#33 Although a timber floor slab is claimed to provide a better feel underfoot than concrete floor slab, I never felt the difference on my joints. I've been living whole my life in houses with reinforced concrete slabs and wood floors over. For six years now, I've been working in a 100-years old building with timber floor slabs and what I sometimes feel are vibrations.
To prevent stress on joints, perhaps you can install sleepers subfloor over a concrete slab.09/10/2017 #33 Phil Friedman#32 Joanne, to answer your questions -- 1) epoxy polymers generally do better than polyesters re flammability, smoke generation, and toxic gasses. You are correct, however, that reaction to fire is of concern where polymers (plastics) are involved. Significant improvements can be made by adding inorganic materials to the resins, and in this regard, epoxies are much more tolerant of such additions as to potential modifications of their mechanical properties, which are in general much higher (by 10x on average) than those of polyesters. 2) If a slab floor is to be a "work floor" with people walking constantly upon it, the best way to deal with that is, in my experience, to add a resilient "top floor" over the slab. That can be as simple as rubber or vinyl matting or as sophisticated as a floating "gymnasium" style over-floor. Eh, @Lada 🏡 Prkic?09/10/2017 #32 Joanne Gardocki#27 #28 #30 @Phil Friedman thank you for expanding on the engineering perspective. "Finally, I continue to wonder if a better approach might not be a completely engineered wood member, surfaced with abrasion and fire resistant aggregates held in an epoxy polymer-based matrix?" Wouldn't the epoxy polimer make toxic fumes burning in a building fire? I would also think the profile under heat stress would be unstable and unpredictable in a fire situation, too. Finding your ideas very interesting.
@Gerald Hecht shared a buzz back in July about a prototype for floating islands made of triangular web. I wonder if the floating wood cement mix blocks would make a good material for building on top? The article talks about the webs being able to withstand 50-foot waves. At the time, I couldn't imagine anything on top of the web being able to withstand those same 50-foot waves.
Another question Phil, would you say the wood composit structual floor slabs would have more "give" and be easier on joints for people living and working on the floors? Just one day of standing on concrete floors has me stiff and sore. I can't imagine living in a home that put that kind of stress on my joints yet many housing units are made with concrete floors.
Please tag me in the LinkedIn conversations when you share, Phil. I would love to listen while the topic is kicked around. Again, thank you for enriching the conversation.08/10/2017 #30 Phil FriedmanPS- @Lada 🏡 Prkic, I do believe that the described WCC would be a great material for casting the blocks for the ubiquitous (to NorthAmerica) concrete block building construction. If lightweight blocks could be cast in WCC with self-aligning and self-locking tabs (like giant Legos), the reduced weight might make shipping from centralized manufacturing plants cost-feasible. Resulting in faster, higher-quality assembly on-site by lower-cost, lesser skilled labor. I like that idea a lot, especially in the area of affordable housing. Cheers!08/10/2017 #28 Phil Friedman#23 @Lada 🏡 Prkic, I've now looked at the additional articles listed at the end of the news piece and one of the things I see is that WCC is being used in composite members with engineered wood (GLULAM) in slab applications, for example as the structural floor slabs in a multi-storied warehouse.
In such a case the GLULAM component is used on the bottom where flexure loading (beam bending) puts the GLULAM in tension, while the upper WCC component is placed in compression. This makes sense to me, as it takes the best advantage of the mechanical properties of the materials involved, including the better abrasion and fire resistance of the WCC vs wood.
However, I still wonder why WCC instead of traditional reinforced concrete? Does the reduced structural weight allow a higher live-load bearing for the slab? Even though the upper WCC component will have a lower compressive strength vs reinforced concrete? Or could it be that the WCC component is a better match with the GLULAM component in terms of coefficient of thermal expansion?
Finally, I continue to wonder if a better approach might not be a completely engineered wood member, surfaced with abrasion and fire resistant aggregates held in an epoxy polymer-based matrix?
The issues and questions are quite fascinating and I don't understand why so little interest is shown on beBee by the engineering community which appears to be large. I am going to share this to LinkedIn where I know from experience there are engineers who would love to kick around these questions and the research you point to. Cheers!
- Producer30/09/2017Engineering Talks No. 1The purpose of this new series of posts is to bring attention to posts about Engineering with emphasis on Civil Engineering which is my field of interest. My profession is exciting because you can see how the result of your work grows daily, whether...
- 27/09/2017When it comes to status updates on LinkedIn, my experience is that there are no rules for boosting visibility. It's all about content.
Comments30/09/2017 #19 Lada 🏡 Prkic#18 Thanks, Proma. There is a slight difference between relocating a house and tree. :-) A house detaches from the foundation before moving to a new location, and a tree is relocating with the roots.
Here is the link to a video where you can see the process of relocating a historic house, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmVIKKjj0HE28/09/2017 #18 Proma 🐝 NautiyalWow, @Lada 🏡 Prkic, this is impressive. Both, the number of views and the building on wheels. I was wondering how do they manage to uproot an entire building given the foundation of buildings are pretty strong and deep-rooted. Won't it be like uprooting an entire tree, or rather 15-20 trees?!27/09/2017 #6 Phil Friedman@Lada 🏡 Prkic, all other factors held equal, it's always about content. But if you hold the quality and appeal of the content constant, then it becomes about other factors. In your case, seeing your name and face are enough for me because I know the piece will be interesting and worth reading. And that if I'm moved to comment, the response will be open, intelligent, and interesting as well. So, I guess it's fair to say it's also always about the person posting the update. Cheers! :-)
- Producer21/09/2017What is digital signage?There are hundreds of notice boards in offices, community centres, cinemas, doctors surgeries, hospitals, schools, and other places, on a whole host of topics, covering Health & Safety, menus, opening times and other information.What is digital...
Comments22/09/2017 #2 Linda Adams#1 You are very welcome Jerry. I try to add a variety of topical articles. More here if you're interested (read on line) http://www.teachingtechnology.co.uk/corporate/teaching-technology-corporate.html
- 21/09/2017Having attended a short course at a local university, meeting other businesses, I was amazed that only 1 participant knew what digital signage was. Yet there are display screens advertising, informing and entertaining in public areas, from schools, libraries, shopping malls, high street stores, airports, outdoor theme parks etc. This course promoted me to write a feature titled, What is digital signage?What is digital signage?www.bebee.com There are hundreds of notice boards in offices, community centres, cinemas, doctors surgeries, hospitals, schools, and other places, on a whole...
- 19/09/2017What is an ATC?
#airports #infrastructure #iata #faa #icaoAir traffic control - Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org
- 19/09/2017What is a SAG Mill?
- Producer15/09/2017Omega Speedmaster Professional: The Moon Watch1957 – 2017 The story behind the legend The origins The Speedmaster was born in 1957 as an evolution of the Seamaster cronos. As a novelty, it is...
Comments19/09/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#29 thank you!19/09/2017 #29 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis#26 #27 Thank you so much @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc..... You are incredible... Thanks a lot19/09/2017 #27 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.art in time19/09/2017 #26 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww this should become a book, love it @Fran 🐝 Brizzolis. This reads wonderful: "What made it possible to transform the watch from a simple superlative chronograph to the ultimate astronauts' clock was the web of a scriptwriter's dreams - a mixture of conventional procedures of technical acquisition, happy chance and luck."16/09/2017 #16 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis#13 Thank you very much @Lada 🏡 Prkic You are right, the writing of an article of these characteristics requires a great effort, both to be objective and rigorous with the data, and to express them in a way that the public can easily understand. It is a pride for me that you are welcoming my article and my work, and this encourages me to continue looking for interesting topics to write about... I think you could even make a film about this watch and its history...
In any case, it has been a pleasure to be able to write it, and I sincerely believe that beBee and its bees deserve no less.... I only hope and desire, that you have liked it very much, and I hope that it has also taught you something.16/09/2017 #15 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis#14 Como ya he dicho en alguna ocasión... Esa era la idea, hablar un poco de toda la historia de este reloj, que es justamente lo que lo hace grande y lo diferencia del resto... Pero desde luego, la creación de un reloj mecánico, con este nivel de precisión y excelencia, es hoy en día, en estos tiempos de tecnología, robótica, e inteligencia artificial, sin duda uno de los trabajos más difíciles que podamos imaginar... Y los astronautas de la NASA siguen utilizando este reloj, como uno de sus equipamientos vitales e imprescindibles... El control y la medición del tiempo es vital en el espacio... Y los aparatos electrónicos, son mucho más vulnerables, de lo que podamos pensar, a la exposicion a eventos inesperados que pudieran ocurrir en elespacio exterior.
#14 As I have already said on occasion... That was the idea, to talk a little bit about the whole history of this watch, which is precisely what makes it great and differentiates it from the rest.... But of course, the creation of a mechanical watch, with this level of precision and excellence, is nowadays, in these times of technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence, undoubtedly one of the most difficult works we can imagine... And NASA astronauts continue to use this watch, as one of their vital and essential equipment.... The control and measurement of time is vital in space... And electronic devices are much more vulnerable than we might think, to exposure to unexpected events that may occur in outer space.16/09/2017 #14 Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador@Fran 🐝 Brizzolis de nuevo impresionante trabajo. Gracias por enseñarme esto, que no tenía ni idea. Enhorabuena16/09/2017 #13 Lada 🏡 PrkicFran, I have to commend the enormous effort you put into making this serious and beautifully crafted article. It required a lot of time and research to bring all the data together. I'm familiar with writing such articles.
The topic itself is more than interesting. The article is worth time for reading and rereading.15/09/2017 #11 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis#5 #6 #7 #8 #9 Forgive me all for English, it's been a long time since I've practiced it, and I have something rusty.... The translation of the "special vocabulary used in watchmaking" is probably not correct.
My apologies for the "responsive" that has moved part of the text and photos on smarphones or tablets...
beBee is already correcting it for the new version, I ask for a little patience.
Thank you very much for the welcome you are giving to this article, I think it is undoubtedly an important part of space history, and the history of Omega.
I hope you like it very much, and you can enjoy reading it.
- Producer14/09/2017Geometry Meets Music: The Philips PavilionGeometry is not cold and dry. It is fascinating and inspiring. The famous Philips Pavilion was a temporary structure designed for Expo '58 in Brussels. The design was done by Le Corbusier in collaboration with Iannis Xenakis, an architect,...
Comments16/09/2017 #14 Lada 🏡 Prkic#9 Jerry, I thank both of you for taking the time to read the post. This structure fascinates me in many ways. The butterfly form of a hyperbolic paraboloid had been used with such ingenuity. And the construction process is amazing.
Using sand hills as moulds for precast concrete slabs is another ingenious Xenakis's solution.15/09/2017 #13 Lada 🏡 Prkic#8 Good comment, Ken. I read that the reactions of the visitors to what they experienced inside the pavilion ranged from fear to awe. In 1958 no one had ever seen anything like this. The whole concept could also be seen through the post-war era pink lenses.
I also wonder would people queuing for hours today to experience the Poème Électroniqe.15/09/2017 #8 Ken BoddieAs a child of the 1950s I can only imagine how visitors must have reacted to this Poème Électroniqe, with its walk through time, it's stark reality of potential destruction and its occasional glimpses of hope, in a post war world where minds were still numbed by man's inhumanity to man. I can't help but wonder how this would be portrayed today and how visitors would react.
- Producer12/09/2017Unusual Cleaning Projects From Around The WorldWashing dishes, washing clothes, cleaning windows - we are often overwhelmed by our own household cleaning regimes. However, imagine being responsible for the cleanliness of tourist sights and public places - unimaginable! I am, frankly, amazed by...
- 09/09/2017Incredible Algae Dome absorbs sun and CO2 to produce superfood and oxygen
Industrial agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions – but what if there was a way to sustainably produce food while solving some of the world’s toughest environmental problems? That’s what the folks at SPACE10, a Copenhagen-based future-living lab, tackled with the futuristic Algae Dome, a four-meter-tall food-producing building that pumps out oxygen in a closed-loop system. Powered by solar energy, the Algae Dome is a sustainable and hyper-local food system that can pop up almost anywhere with minimal impact on the environment.
- Producer08/09/2017World's Tallest SandcastlesThe Guinness World Record for the World's Tallest Sandcastle record has just been beaten. The Sandcastle is in Duisburg, Germany and was commissioned by Schaunisland-Reisen a German Tour Company. It is 16.58m (54.72ft) beating the previous record...
Comments09/09/2017 #16 Claire L Cardwell#13 Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. - glad you enjoyed it! A bit of Friday fun!09/09/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.beating records = continuous improvement09/09/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.it is stunning what people can create, beautiful post!
- 08/09/2017ROTUNDA IN SHANGAI
This circular intersection has a pedestrian bridge in the form of another, raised rotunda (roundabout). It's a smart engineering solution. The bridge is 5.5 meter high and can fit 15 people walking side by side.
Where else than in China. :-)
Comments09/09/2017 #6 Ken BoddieIt's a small world, Lada. My wife and I stayed only a short distance from this elevated pedestrian people-way, when we kicked off our tour of China a couple of years back in Shanghai. I must admit that it looks even more impressive in this aerial shot, after you remove the traffic fumes and general noise at ground level.
- 30/08/2017Smart Surface Technologies Could Save DC $5 Billion.
A recent study says that smart surface technologies could save Washington, D.C. $5 billion over 40 years. The report, Achieving Urban Resilience: Washington, D.C., authored by Capital E, documents and quantifies the large-scale environmental, health and economic benefits that smart surface technologies could provide.
“How cities manage the sunlight and rain that falls on them has a huge impact on inhabitants’ health and quality of life,” the report begins. “But city leaders and planners generally do not manage or even think about their city’s rain and sun in a systematic way and, as a result, mismanage or undermanage these two great natural gifts. This mismanagement costs cities billions of dollars in unnecessary health, energy-, and stormwater-related costs, degrades city comfort, livability and resilience, and contributes to climate change.”
Smart surface technologies include the use of green roofs, cool roofs, photovoltaics, and porous pavements.
Comments02/09/2017 #1 Lada 🏡 PrkicClaire, besides the green roof technology that is my favourite, I see permeable concrete or pervious concrete used for pavements as an important application for groundwater recharging.
As for green roofs and rooftops solar panels that are environmentally friendly and offer so many benefits, they also can create the potential fire risks.
- Producer25/08/2017Artificial Sun LightCan we have an artificial source of light like the Sun? Most probably not. It may not be possible. But we can think of an artificial light source with Sun light like colors. It is very much possible that the spectral emission of a light source may...
Comments26/08/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergNice reading your writing here, Debesh. Thanks for a buzzing blog post filled with interesting information. And remember: LinkedIn vs. beBee is NOT an either/or proposition. Rather, it just makes good sense to leverage both platforms for social marketing to expand your audience and amplify your message. I think you would agree that blogging on LinkedIn is not what it used to BEE. However, engagement and user satisfaction, especially for blogging, are higher here. That's something to shine a light on!
Have you experimented with creating a hive here? Why not have "The Unfluencers" buzzing at beBee too? Thanks for considering this, kind sir, and please keep buzzing on beBee!
cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @John White, MBA @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
- Producer24/08/2017The City of Tomorrow: Technology and Digital Services For The ClimateWith 75% of the world's population estimated to be living in cities in 2050, our metropolis environments are more than ever at the heart of the evolution of society ... The sophistication of technologies, the growing control of digital data...
- 23/08/2017First designed for Burning Man, foldable Shiftpods now shelter refugees around the world.
The 70,000 people that venture each year to Burning Man in Black Rock Desert, Nevada need shelters that will protect them from the elements – and refugees worldwide need them even more. Christian Weber, who has been going to the desert festival for over 20 years, decided there had to be a better way than the fragile old hexayurts that were hard to assemble. So he designed foldable Shiftpods that provide warmth and safety for displaced people all over the world.
Weber designed a shelter that can fold up into one piece. Shiftpods are insulated and tall enough for most people to stand up inside. It also stands up to wind – in a recent test at John Brown University the shelter didn’t blow away until winds from a giant fan placed by the Shiftpod reached 109 miles per hour. ASSI recently started offering their Shiftpod 2.0, which weighs 64 pounds. When it’s popped open, it offers 12.5 feet by 12.5 feet by six feet and ten inches of space. Folded up, it’s 76 by 13 by 13 inches. It costs $1,499.99.
- Producer20/08/2017Incredibly Elaborate Birdhouses of Ottoman Architecture by Jessica MileyElaborate and ornate architecture is usually reserved exclusively for humans. But Turkey proves to be an exception to the rule. Beautiful and functional birdhouses were a key feature of architecture in Turkey during the Ottoman Empire. Bird houses...
Comments21/08/2017 #18 Claire L CardwellWell I've already had the best part of 5 weeks off here in SA this year and am going to the UK and the US next month..... Will have to try and fit Turkey in next year @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA View moreWell I've already had the best part of 5 weeks off here in SA this year and am going to the UK and the US next month..... Will have to try and fit Turkey in next year @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA! Close21/08/2017 #16 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#15 @Claire L Cardwell- I have lived and visited Turkey the amount of times exceed one year. My most surprising visit was to ANkara this year which I haven't visited for almost thirty years. I didn't recognize anything from its past. Yes, a trip is worthy.21/08/2017 #14 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThank you dear @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA for tagging me. Yes, the article is so good and reflects the Ottoman building perfectly well. It is indeed interesting so the Ottomans integrated birdhouses in their buildings. Thank you @Claire L Cardwell for invoking my interesting visits to Turkey.21/08/2017 #12 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SAVery interesting article @Claire L Cardwell...when we stayed in Istanbul I did see a few examples.The pigeons were certainly abundant when had our lovely hotel rooftop breakfasts.I love the Ottoman culture in general..we visited one or two of the palaces too and the Ottoman cuisine is great.
Tagging @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee whom I know has a special affection for Turkey20/08/2017 #2 Lada 🏡 PrkicClaire, what a synchronicity! I've just commented on a LinkedIn post with the link to the same article. Incredible! https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6304682172364259328/ View moreClaire, what a synchronicity! I've just commented on a LinkedIn post with the link to the same article. Incredible! https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6304682172364259328/
We obviously love the same things in architecture and construction. :-) Close
- Producer20/08/2017Eco-friendly 'plyscrapers' on the riseRendering courtesy of LEVER Architecture Ever since the 10-story Home Insurance Building in Chicago was called the first "skyscraper" in 1885, architects have been striving to create ever-taller buildings. Ten stories quickly became 20, 20...
- Producer16/08/2017Architects I admire Part 2 - Daniel LibeskindI have long admired Daniel Libeskind's work which include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the extension to the Denver Art Museum in the USA, the Michael Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada and the Wohl Centre at the Bar-llan...
Comments20/08/2017 #4 Lada 🏡 PrkicI've become more interested in his work when I read about his master plan for Ground Zero, years ago. He has a very recognizable style with soaring angular forms. I also read some of the linked articles about his projects. The TED talk is particularly interesting.
To me, definitely, the most impressive building is the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal 07, an addition to the Royal Ontario Museum. Such architectural intervention always provokes a sensitive issue of combining contemporary architecture with a historic building. The connection between these two different architectural styles is more than strange but stunning at the same time.
- 16/08/2017WINDOW THAT TURNS INTO A BALCONY ►Would you be afraid to stand on this balcony?
Bloomframe®, the innovative window that morphs magically into a balcony at the touch of a button, is no longer a prototype. In July 2017 the first Bloomframe® window was installed in the Amsterdam housing project.
https://www.hofmandujardin.nl/bloomframe-window/This Window Transforms Into A Balcony In Seconds The Bloomframe could be the future of interior design. WEBSITE: http://futurism.com FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/futurism TWITTER:...
- Producer04/08/2017Vahana the "Uber" Drone of AirbusWhile in Dubai we are still awaiting the inaugural air taxi flight, we introduce Vahana, an Airbus initiative for the passenger transportation service using an electric drone, auto-pilot, take-off and vertical landing (VTOL) capability for European...
Comments05/08/2017 #12 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Gabriel Bazzolo Lance is a key to successful communications here on beBee as per post on ABM server data analytics have recently shown today. We must talk together about strategies and roles. Let me depict the whole global picture to lance and we can after once everyone expectations +/- met get into s multi legged conferences with Engineeo's execs and myself all together for a huge break the ice session. So far from Autodesk start up program involvement i am in charge of all business contracts relationships issues and topics. As a CADSI, SSTN and PWGSC govt. affiliated Business Number holder, i have worldwide access to UAVs & Drones equipement manufactures. (whitelist ones) Please avoid contacts with blacklisted ones for obvious recents news headlines related to Middle East Warzones. I am dead serious guys. (talk to me 1st...LOL)04/08/2017 #8 Gabriel Bazzolo#6 How are you Lance ?, No, I have no connections with Chinese manufacturers of drones, I have a connection with a company that manufactures portable anti-drone systems. If you wish I can send you a PDF detailing the type of consultancy I do in quDron so that if you have any suggestions, this is very welcome.04/08/2017 #7 Gabriel Bazzolo#4 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you very much for your words and for giving us your time in reading the post, indeed, a great change in transport systems is expected for the next 30 years. It remains to do a great job in the legal sector to provide adequate legal security.04/08/2017 #6 Lance 🐝 Scoular#4 At a business breakfast on Thursday the speaker, Dr Jordan Nguyen, showed us a picture of a automated drone being developed in one of a number of Chinese "Silicon Valley" set ups across China. It is pilotless and designed for use in Uber like situations.
@Gabriel Bazzolo do you have connections with Chinese drone manufacturers?
- Producer01/08/2017Eco-Construction and Modular Architecture SystemsA young company in northern France last year completed the design of an IT solution to manage the energy performance of buildings. True to its technological innovations, this software is attracting more and more companies, in particular those...
- Producer01/08/2017Small Solutions... Big Results (No. 1)THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF RETROSPECTIVES THAT LOOK BACK AT THREE DECADES OF FINDING VALUE-ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS... Preface: This article begins a series that looks back at various value-engineered solutions to problems encountered by the author in...
Comments03/08/2017 #37 Phil Friedman#30 I agree entirely, Milos, Science and Engineering aren't always just about the "big" stuff, but just as often about understanding and improving the "little" things in life -- like, as you point out, how deep-cycling cell phone batteries reduces their working life.03/08/2017 #36 Phil Friedman#34 Peter> "I'm trying to establish that the term "value engineering" is not a universally understood term.."
Ah, Peter, if you had only said that at the beginning of your first comment, my eyes would not be glazing over with this exchange.
To be clear, I agree with you that the term may not have a single universally-accepted definition. But then how many such terms do?
I believe it sufficient that I used the term in one of its commonly accepted meanings. I am sorry if you mistook what the piece might be about. But it seems to me that the title clearly indicated the article was about "small solutions". Moreover, the lead image reinforces that point, especially in the simulated drawing title box, where it actually describes the object that will be the focus of attention. And if those were not enough to warn you off potential ennui, the first highlighted statement left little doubt.
"Engineering isn't always simply about the design of a product but just as often about the planning and execution of the building of that product..."
Cheers!03/08/2017 #35 Anonymous#34
1. Meaning of “value engineering” in the English Dictionary:
"The process of reducing the cost of producing a product without reducing its quality or how effective it is:
Substantial value engineering had to be done to control costs." (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/value-engineering)
2. "Value Engineering (VE) is concerned with new products. It is applied during product development. The focus is on reducing costs, improving function or both, by way of teamwork-based product evaluation and analysis. This takes place before any capital is invested in tooling, plant or equipment." - from article: Value Analysis (VA) and Value Engineering (VE): Definitions and Benefits on advice-manufacturing.com (http://www.advice-manufacturing.com/Value-Analysis.html)
3. "Value Engineering is a systematic analysis method which, when properly applied to a product, process, or service, will reduce costs and increase profit margins. It involves creativity and challenges existing procedures, revealing successful new strategies. It is also known as Value Analysis. The results and techniques are the same." - from McGill University Value Engineering Workshop
4. "Value engineering can be defined as an organized effort directed at analyzing designed building features, systems, equipment, and material selections for the purpose of achieving essential functions at the lowest life cycle cost consistent with required performance, quality, reliability, and safety." - from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) website
(https://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/21589)03/08/2017 #34 Peter Altschuler#29 No, @Phil Friedman, I'm not trying to build a straw man. I'm trying to establish that the term "value engineering" is not a universally understood term.
Rather than being mundane, it's particularly domain-specific. So, for those of us who are not in engineering or government or nautical construction, we're far more likely to impose our own definition than yours. In such a situation, it helps to clarify the intent.
Your article is technical, and it requires a certain level of knowledge and comprehension. I don't have that and, if I'd known at the outset that it "may be of interest to engineers and tradesman who deal regularly with construction- and manufacturing-related problems and issues," I'd have focused my attentions elsewhere.03/08/2017 #30 Anonymous@Phil Friedman please continue with this series. It's gonna work.
"The practical side of science and engineering" - down to earth science - a few simple strategies.
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the Monash Energy Materials & Systems Institute (MEMSI), Monash University, Australia Jacek Jasieniak, reveals a few simple strategies to extend your phone's battery life by more than 40 per cent. Monash is one of Australia's leading universities and ranks among the world's top 100.
Article: "Explainer: how to extend your phone’s battery life" (https://theconversation.com/explainer-how-to-extend-your-phones-battery-life-80958)03/08/2017 #29 Phil Friedman#24 No, Peter, you're not just saying. Your seeking to build a straw man argument by assuming a definition of "value-engineering" that serves your own purposes.
To wit, a commonly accepted definition of value engineering is, "Value engineering (VE) is a systematic method to improve the "value" of goods or products and services by using an examination of function. Value, as defined, is the ratio of function to cost."
The particular example I chose here illustrates the performance of a particular operation necessary during the construction of a high-tech military vessel, under a NAVSEA government contract, at a cost far below what was expected or budgeted. Sorry, if that strikes you as too mundane to be of interest, but frankly that is the reaction of a writer who talks about such things, not that of anyone who is a shop-floor veteran, engineer or otherwise. In this context, I am happy to ...
Cheers!03/08/2017 #25 Anonymous#24 Just guess Peter, I could write an article on how to fight against hydrogen embrittlement and the environmentally-enhanced cracking of military equipment, including naval ships and fighter. This seems like a very important technological breakthrough, but it is not. Social media is not the ground for such "so-impressive value-engineered solution". Finally, an article like this one by Phil has great practical value and certainly represents a practical and useful example of a successful engineering in a specific field. Science and engineering are not only in national laboratories and large research centers. The work of engineers is also practical. Just my 2 cents.03/08/2017 #24 Peter AltschulerNah, @Phil Friedman, that ain't gonna work.
I've written about grazillions of "value-engineered solutions" that have nothing to do with any actual engineering. It's one of those, well... marketing phrases intended to make something seem oh-so-impressive.
It could be about improving operations with new technology that is engineered to simplify interactions, accelerate transactions, and improve productivity because, yes, it's value is engineered-in. Or about a ship whose hull design is so advanced that it slips through water with less drag than a dolphin and, as a result, uses less fuel, increases speed, and reduces onboard manhours, all due to the fact that it's value-engineered.
I'm just sayin'.03/08/2017 #23 Phil Friedman#8 Thanks, @Todd Jones, for reading and the kind words. Plugs for the intake holes were placed in the female tool by working from the CAD drawings. A male plug placed in a female tool leaves a hole in the molding when it is removed from the tool. Same for the waterjet drives, which were inserted through holes in the transom. We built special purpose alignment jigs for the intake grates which had a vertical spike that extended up into the hull and which had to kiss a laser light beam from a jig on the transom in order for us to know that the waterjet units could be buckled up to the intake ducts/grates.
A lot of measuring, laser projecting, etc. However, you need to keep in mind that the only really tricky part was to assure that the drive would couple properly to the intake ducts because the engines were coupled to the drives via Cardan shafts (a long jack shaft with a constant velocity universal joint at each end.
I will tag you, as requested, for subsequent installments of the series. Thanks and cheers!03/08/2017 #22 Phil Friedman#17 @Lada 🏡 Prkic, much of my writing has been in the interpretation of technical material for an educated, though not necessarily technically oriented audience. I've found the effort gratifying, and my gut tells me you would too. Moreover, your English is beautify and flawless. So if you were to feel the need for a cooperating copy editor, I'd be pleased to helpin any way I could. Not pressuring you. Not pressuring you. Not pressuring you. Cheers!03/08/2017 #21 Phil Friedman#16 That's why, Graham, I believed this might have some wider appeal to even those who couldn't care less about grinding perfect flats for backing washers. In this case, I think the lesson(s) transfer to business management, as well. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!02/08/2017 #19 Phil Friedman#7 Milos, I appreciate the suggestion and already planned to do so -- eventually. What I've discovered, however, is that simultaneously sharing a piece in a number of groups breaks up the "trending" stats among the group notices and tends to retard distribution in the main feed. (LI worships trending and so gives better distribution to what the Algirithm sees as more popular articles.)
So better to wait for sharing into groups until the initial rush of views and likes is complete and the piece sits on the LI "long tail". Cheers!02/08/2017 #18 Phil Friedman#14 Except, @Peter Altschuler, that would not satisfy those who tend to start reading at the end in an effort the glean the crux without the work of reading through the piece.
Oh, and BTW, with all due respect, what is not clear about my deck and preface which said: "THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF RETROSPECTIVES THAT LOOK BACK AT THREE DECADES OF FINDING VALUE-ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS ... This article begins a series that looks back at various value-engineered solutions to problems encountered by the author in the course of several decades of boat and yacht building and shipyard management. "?
Anyway, thanks for reading and commenting. Cheers!
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