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  1. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    18/10/2017
    Looking Back at Previous Work - I
    Looking 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)ย approaches, I find myself scanning back...
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    Phil Friedman
    19/10/2017 #11 Phil Friedman
    #10 Thank you, @Milos Djukic, for the good wishes and kind words. No, I am not surprised either. For fractal friends are self-similar.
    Milos Djukic
    19/10/2017 #10 Anonymous
    Fractals and Phil's yachts forever. Surprised? I am not. Cheers Mr No-Muzak, my friend.

    Best,
    Milos
    Phil Friedman
    18/10/2017 #9 Phil Friedman
    #8 That works for me. Will look forward to it. Cheers!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    18/10/2017 #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 ๐Ÿ Galek and whoever will be in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area?
    Phil Friedman
    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:

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/life-aboard-the-noka-part-i

    Thanks for reading and commenting... and for the kind words. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    18/10/2017 #6 Phil Friedman
    #4 I'd be careful, Paul, to refill that bucket list with about a dozen additional items. I've been told that once the bucket list has been fully checked off, you likely check out. Don't know if that's true, but I am personally not taking any chances. Cheers!
    Harvey Lloyd
    18/10/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    I have always loved building stuff. This is a little or maybe in reality way out of my league. You must be proud of this design and accomplishment. I am amazed at your work and focus.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    18/10/2017 #4 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Nice! 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
    Phil Friedman
    18/10/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    Thanks, @Pascal Derrien, for the kind words.
    Pascal Derrien
    18/10/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    Nice to see this one has tested time with success who knows I may have seen it in Canada without knowing the great architect behind it :-)
    Phil Friedman
    18/10/2017 #1 Phil Friedman
    More than 30 years later, this small sailing yacht still plies the waters of the Great Lakes and berths near Toronto -- FYI @Jim Murray, @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr, @Kevin Pashuk, @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards, @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
  2. ProducerLada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Quick Buzz Becoming the Producer Post  โ–บ Concrete from Wood!
    Quick Buzz Becoming the Producer Post โ–บ 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 wonโ€™t be shared in any hive. If you want to share a link or a picture into a specific hive, you need to write...
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    Phil Friedman
    10/10/2017 #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!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    10/10/2017 #43 Lada ๐Ÿก 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.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    09/10/2017 #41 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #39 @Kevin Baker well said! Hives are for producing honey!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    09/10/2017 #40 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #18 @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkicpr this will last because it is indexed by Google :)
    Kevin Baker
    09/10/2017 #39 Kevin Baker
    Add more content about your subject not just fluff fill it
    Nick Mlatchkov
    09/10/2017 #38 Anonymous
    #14 And dead silence on my points from the Admins of beBee ...
    Tausif Mundrawala
    09/10/2017 #37 Tausif Mundrawala
    This 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 ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Joanne Gardocki
    09/10/2017 #36 Joanne Gardocki
    #33 #35 @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic and @Phil Friedman thank you both for answering questions and adding to my understanding. Much appreciated.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    09/10/2017 #35 Lada ๐Ÿก 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.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    09/10/2017 #34 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic - ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ
    Phil Friedman
    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 ๐Ÿก Prkic?
    Joanne Gardocki
    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.
    David B. Grinberg
    09/10/2017 #31 David B. Grinberg
    Lada, you provide an excellent example of leveraging the improvements to this platform to share buzz in hives via Producer. Kudos on your efforts and buzz on!
    Phil Friedman
    08/10/2017 #30 Phil Friedman
    PS- @Lada ๐Ÿก 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!
    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    08/10/2017 #29 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    Great!! โœŒ๏ธ
    Phil Friedman
    08/10/2017 #28 Phil Friedman
    #23 @Lada ๐Ÿก 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!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    08/10/2017 #27 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #25 I forgot to thank you for commenting both the Quick Buzz information and the main subject of the buzz, new wood concrete material. :-) Some other research on concrete wood are conducted in Canada.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    08/10/2017 #26 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Thanks for commenting, Joanne. I'm curious to see its large-scale application.
    Joanne Gardocki
    08/10/2017 #25 Joanne Gardocki
    Wow, @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic, thank you for sharing both the Quick Buzz information and the new wood concrete material. Should be interesting following durability and application testing. I wonder how long it will take to show up in the US.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    08/10/2017 #24 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #12 Thanks, Chas. I don't post often, but with the new rule, I think I'll post less because it takes time to write even such small post. But when you are in Rome...... :-)
    By the way, why the new profile photo? Is this some form of protest? :-)
  3. ProducerLada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Engineering Talks No. 1
    Engineering 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.ย My profession is exciting because you can see how the result of your work grows daily, whether...
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    Ignacio Orna
    08/10/2017 #4 Ignacio Orna
    Incredible. The building on the sticks.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    01/10/2017 #3 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #2 Thank you, Debasish for reading (and sharing, too). I also found the post about ethics in construction very relevant. It's a timely topic applicable not only to civil engineering.
    Debasish Majumder
    01/10/2017 #2 Debasish Majumder
    nice buzz about civil engineering which focused on ethical issue @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic. enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    30/09/2017 #1 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Cc: @Sahba Naderi, @Phil Stephenson, @Paul Netscher, you are mentioned in this post.
  4. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    When it comes to status updates on LinkedIn, my experience is that there are no rules for boosting visibility. It's all about content. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
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    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    30/09/2017 #20 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #19 thank you, @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic for sharing the link. I had no idea that a house can removed at the foundation. This is pretty interesting!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    30/09/2017 #19 Lada ๐Ÿก 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=VmVIKKjj0HE
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    28/09/2017 #18 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Wow, @Lada ๐Ÿก 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?!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    28/09/2017 #17 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #16 Yes! Also, amazes the number of structural relocations in the US. According to some data 40,000 houses were moved in 2014.
    Harvey Lloyd
    28/09/2017 #16 Harvey Lloyd
    The most amazing thing for me in the photo is mans ability overcome obstacles. Only a short time ago this was considered impossible. Go Humans:)
    Kevin Baker
    28/09/2017 #15 Kevin Baker
    #13 Singular focus brings loyal fans. , I want to drive the truck that moves it.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    28/09/2017 #14 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #10 Thank you for twitting and for liking on both platforms, Franci. :-) As I said, there are no rules. On some of my other LI posts, the number of views is even higher than on this update.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    28/09/2017 #13 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #11 I do not post such content often. It passes for several weeks between two status updates. I only post when I found something interesting related to my field (civil engineering).
    Kevin Baker
    28/09/2017 #11 Kevin Baker
    If you post a lot of new content, this makes any platform popular in the search engines. All management pays little to elsewhere
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    28/09/2017 #10 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Amazing, both the photo and the number of your views. I added my "like"!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    27/09/2017 #9 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #8 Glad to know that, Bill. Positive feedback is what makes the whole process worth the effort. Thank you!
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    27/09/2017 #8 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    WOW, that a huge building Lada! You do wonderful posts that I enjoy to ready very much!!!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    27/09/2017 #7 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #6 Phil, I feel so honoured by your comment. The same goes for you. You're right, it's also about the person who posts the update. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Phil Friedman
    27/09/2017 #6 Phil Friedman
    @Lada ๐Ÿก 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! :-)
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    27/09/2017 #5 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #4 Thanks, Javier. :-)
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    27/09/2017 #4 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    you got another LIKE ;-)
  5. ProducerLinda Adams

    Linda Adams

    21/09/2017
    What is digital signage?
    What 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...
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    Linda Adams
    22/09/2017 #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
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/09/2017 #1 Jerry Fletcher
    Thanks Linda, Nice to know about a new way to handle signage.
  6. Linda Adams

    Linda Adams

    21/09/2017
    Having 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?
    Linda Adams
    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...
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  7. Alejandro Muรฑoz Fonttz
    What is an ATC?

    #airports #infrastructure #iata #faa #icao
    Alejandro Muรฑoz Fonttz
    Air traffic control - Wikipedia
    en.wikipedia.org
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  8. Alejandro Muรฑoz Fonttz
    What is a SAG Mill?
    https://lnkd.in/ezXevXE?lipi=urn:li:page:d_flagship3_profile_view_base_recent_activity_details_shares;ArxhOPrBSHuNwZgq5VvEZg==
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  9. ProducerFran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    Omega Speedmaster Professional: The Moon Watch
    Omega Speedmaster Professional: The Moon Watch1957 โ€“ 2017 ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  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...
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    Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    19/09/2017 #29 Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    #26 #27 Thank you so much @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc..... You are incredible... Thanks a lot
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    19/09/2017 #28 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    ๐Ÿ‘ฅed๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿค๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿšฒ
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    19/09/2017 #26 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww this should become a book, love it @Fran ๐Ÿ 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."
    Claire L Cardwell
    17/09/2017 #25 Claire L Cardwell
    Very interesting post @Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis!
    Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    16/09/2017 #24 Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    Yes Bengt... I think so... It is masterpiece
    Bengt Hahlin
    16/09/2017 #23 Bengt Hahlin
    Hi Fran,
    That is beautiful engineering and craftsmanship at work
    Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    16/09/2017 #22 Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    #21 You're welvome @Gert Scholtz... Thank you so much...
    Gert Scholtz
    16/09/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    @Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis A "timeless" piece which is well researched and set out. The rich history, artistry, and engineering behind the Omega Speedmaster -I enjoyed reading this classic post - thank you Fran.
    Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    16/09/2017 #19 Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    #18 Thank you so much @Francisco Lopez.
    Francisco Lopez
    16/09/2017 #18 Francisco Lopez
    Interesting, well researched.
    Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    16/09/2017 #16 Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    #13 Thank you very much @Lada ๐Ÿก 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.
    Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    16/09/2017 #15 Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    #14 Como ya he dicho en alguna ocasiรณn... 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 creaciรณn de un reloj mecรกnico, con este nivel de precisiรณn y excelencia, es hoy en dรญa, en estos tiempos de tecnologรญa, robรณtica, e inteligencia artificial, sin duda uno de los trabajos mรกs difรญciles 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 mediciรณn del tiempo es vital en el espacio... Y los aparatos electrรณnicos, son mucho mรกs 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.
    Francisco Jose  ๐Ÿ Paredes Pรฉrez Global Brand Ambassador
    16/09/2017 #14 Francisco Jose ๐Ÿ Paredes Pรฉrez Global Brand Ambassador
    @Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis de nuevo impresionante trabajo. Gracias por enseรฑarme esto, que no tenรญa ni idea. Enhorabuena
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    16/09/2017 #13 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Fran, 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.
    Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    15/09/2017 #12 Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    #9 Me a Citizen jajaja
    Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    15/09/2017 #11 Fran ๐Ÿ 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.
  10. ProducerLada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Geometry Meets Music: The Philips Pavilion
    Geometry Meets Music: The Philips PavilionGeometry is not cold and dry. It is fascinating and inspiring.ย ย 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,...
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    17/09/2017 #15 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #10 Always glad to hear from you, Dilma, here and on LI.
    Thanks for reading and commenting, my friend.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    16/09/2017 #14 Lada ๐Ÿก 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.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    15/09/2017 #13 Lada ๐Ÿก 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 Poรจme ร‰lectroniqe.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    15/09/2017 #12 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #6 #7 Thank you, both Kevin and Gert. Writing about interesting construction projects is my way of relaxing on social media. I'm glad I found an audience. :-)
    DILMA BALBI -๐Ÿ“ƒ Engenharia&gestรฃo
    15/09/2017 #10 DILMA BALBI -๐Ÿ“ƒ Engenharia&gestรฃo
    wow! astonishing, my friend!thanks for sharing
    Jerry Fletcher
    15/09/2017 #9 Jerry Fletcher
    Thank you for this Lada. I'm passing it along to my daughter who is an engineer who studied concrete with an expert at Washington University in St. Louis. The beauty of the forms possible through pushing the limits of geometry appeal to me every time I see them.
    Ken Boddie
    15/09/2017 #8 Ken Boddie
    As a child of the 1950s I can only imagine how visitors must have reacted to this Poรจme ร‰lectroniqe, 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.
    Gert Scholtz
    14/09/2017 #7 Gert Scholtz
    @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic Amazing architectural history of sixty years ago. A great pity that it was taken down. Thanks for posting Lada - a fascinating piece.
    Kevin Pashuk
    14/09/2017 #6 Kevin Pashuk
    Fascinating and beautiful Lada. Thanks for posting this!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    14/09/2017 #4 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #3 Thank you @Ana-Maria. I'm glad you discovered my post on Producer and even more that you found it worth sharing. Thanks again.
    Ana-Marรญa Llรกcer Sรกnchez
    14/09/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Thanks for the post, I was delighted to discover Geometry Meets Music: The Philips Pavilion.
    Shared.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    14/09/2017 #2 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #1 Indeed! Perhaps I am boring for my fascination with geometry. :-) This structure is more than just compound of geometric forms.
    Pascal Derrien
    14/09/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Fascinating work ๐Ÿ˜€
  11. ProducerJim Cross

    Jim Cross

    12/09/2017
    Unusual Cleaning Projects From Around The World
    Unusual 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...
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    13/09/2017 #1 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    I'm glad to see an article on the industry that is often in the background. Cleaning windows on high-rises require as you said a big bucket of courage and I always admire those people who perform such dangerous job on windy heights.
  12. Claire L Cardwell
    Incredible Algae Dome absorbs sun and CO2 to produce superfood and oxygen
    Industrial agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions โ€“ but what if there was a way to sustainably produce food while solving some of the worldโ€™s toughest environmental problems? Thatโ€™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.
    http://inhabitat.com/incredible-algae-dome-absorbs-sunshine-and-co2-to-produce-superfood-and-oxygen/
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    Claire L Cardwell
    11/09/2017 #6 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share Simone Luise Hardt!
    Claire L Cardwell
    11/09/2017 #5 Claire L Cardwell
    #4 Hi @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic - let's hope that these technologies become accepted and are the norm rather than the exception. Have an awesome week!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    11/09/2017 #4 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #1 Great share as always, Claire. It will be interesting to see how many technologies like this one will come to life in near future.
    Don Philpottโ˜˜๏ธ
    10/09/2017 #3 Don Philpottโ˜˜๏ธ
    #2 It's cool stuff - thanking You!
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #2 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Don Philpottโ˜˜๏ธ!
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #1 Claire L Cardwell
    @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic - thought you would like this one!
  13. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    World's Tallest Sandcastles
    World's Tallest SandcastlesThe Guinness World Record for the World's Tallest Sandcastle record has just been beaten. ย The Sandcastle is in Duisburg, Germany and was commissioned by Schaunisland-Reisen a German Tour Company. ย It is 16.58m (54.72ft) beating the previous record...
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    Claire L Cardwell
    10/09/2017 #21 Claire L Cardwell
    #20 Thanks @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams - I also loved playing in the sand and the dirt and would love to see one of these 'Sandscrapers' being built.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    09/09/2017 #20 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #19 I forgot to tell you I loved the compilation you put up. Child hood memories. โ˜บ
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #19 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the shares @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams & Yedo - much appreciated.
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #18 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular!
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #17 Claire L Cardwell
    #12 Thanks @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular! Enjoy your weekend!
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #16 Claire L Cardwell
    #13 Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. - glad you enjoyed it! A bit of Friday fun!
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #15 Claire L Cardwell
    #11 I was also thinking of the buddhist mandalas that are made out of butter @Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris! That's why you got such a philosophical answer! Enjoy your weekend!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    09/09/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    beating records = continuous improvement
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    09/09/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    it is stunning what people can create, beautiful post!
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    09/09/2017 #12 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    ๐Ÿฅšcellent Article @Claire L Cardwellcla

    ๐Ÿ‘ฅed ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿค๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿšฒ
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    09/09/2017 #11 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    #9 True. Much like the mandalas that monks make in the Budhist temples. My original comment was meant as a joke (it's Friday, after all!) โ˜บ
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #10 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic!
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #9 Claire L Cardwell
    #6 Zacharias - you have a point there, I think the whole idea was to create something ephemeral and to have some fun. When it comes down to it nothing is permanent; in my opinion the Sandcastles are an embodiment of this.
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #8 Claire L Cardwell
    #5 Thanks @Moi Kliniger! You have an awesome weekend too!
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #7 Claire L Cardwell
    #4 I also like Ted Siebert's one the best @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic!
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    08/09/2017 #6 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    Beautiful as these sculptures are, I think their creators didn't exactly grasp the meaning of the expression "build castles in the sand" which I think is referring to doing something futile.
    Moi Kliniger
    08/09/2017 #5 Anonymous
    This is fantastic Claire :) Happy weekend!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    08/09/2017 #4 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Amazing artworks! The Ted Siebert's Sandcastle is my favourite. Sadly, they are only temporary.
    Gert Scholtz
    08/09/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Claire L Cardwell Interesting and entertaining post Claire - thanks.
  14. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    ROTUNDA 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. :-)
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    09/09/2017 #7 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #6 Unfortunately, almost everything looks better from the air. Some places we visited and didn't impress us, look stunning in the aerial shots.
    Ken, I wish I could travel more and see in live all these structures I read about.
    Ken Boddie
    09/09/2017 #6 Ken Boddie
    It'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.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    08/09/2017 #5 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #4 Good analogy. :-)
    Kevin Baker
    08/09/2017 #4 Kevin Baker
    #2 don't let the minnows swim with the sharks
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    08/09/2017 #3 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #1 I enjoy looking at the pictures of this great structure constructed in 2011. Thanks for sharing, Claire.
    It is one of the great ideas turned into reality.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    08/09/2017 #2 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Thank you for sharing @Kevin Baker. I'm in awe with such smart engineering solution that combines attractive design with environmental requirements.
    Claire L Cardwell
    08/09/2017 #1 Claire L Cardwell
    What a great idea! Thanks for the share @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic!
  15. Claire L Cardwell
    Smart 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.

    โ€œHow cities manage the sunlight and rain that falls on them has a huge impact on inhabitantsโ€™ health and quality of life,โ€ the report begins. โ€œBut city leaders and planners generally do not manage or even think about their cityโ€™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.โ€

    Smart surface technologies include the use of green roofs, cool roofs, photovoltaics, and porous pavements.
    https://greenbuildingelements.com/2017/01/04/smart-surface-technologies-could-save-billion/
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    02/09/2017 #1 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Claire, 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.
  16. ProducerDebesh Choudhury
    Artificial Sun Light
    Artificial 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...
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    Netta Virtanen
    12/10/2017 #12 Netta Virtanen
    Interesting @Debesh Choudhury. Light is so important in our life, and those annoyingly bright lights we often find would be much better replaced with these advanced XED lights.
    Debesh Choudhury
    01/09/2017 #11 Debesh Choudhury
    #8 Thanks @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic for your valuable time to write a comment
    Debesh Choudhury
    01/09/2017 #10 Debesh Choudhury
    #7 Thanks @Martin Wright for your valuable time to write a comment
    Debesh Choudhury
    01/09/2017 #9 Debesh Choudhury
    #6 Thanks @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for your valuable time to write a comment
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    27/08/2017 #8 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Debesh, thank you for this informative article with many links to explore. I also read about the hazards of blue emissions in LEDs. XED technology could be the right alternative.
    Martin Wright
    26/08/2017 #7 Martin Wright
    Thank you for illuminating us about this lighting development. It is difficult to replicate sunlight due to its unique light signature. If we were orbiting a different star our colour palette would be different.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    26/08/2017 #6 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is a fascinating topic, @Debesh Choudhury, and thank you for the education on XED. I had no knowledge about this until I read your post, and it seems XED can be most beneficial for the future.
    Debesh Choudhury
    26/08/2017 #5 Debesh Choudhury
    #1 @David B. Grinberg Thanks a lot for joining and suggesting many interesting things .. I agree with you "LinkedIn + beBee" is the right choice. We have some plan about Ulfuencing recently
    Debesh Choudhury
    26/08/2017 #3 Debesh Choudhury
    #2 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, thank you for giving a new direction .. I have yet to see about "Seasonal affective disorde"
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/08/2017 #2 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Nice to see a buzz on here from you @Debesh Choudhury! Is XED lighting the same lighting they use for Seasonal affective disorder?
    David B. Grinberg
    26/08/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Nice 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 ๐Ÿ beBee @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @John White, MBA @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
  17. ProducerJim Cross

    Jim Cross

    24/08/2017
    The City of Tomorrow: Technology and Digital Services For The Climate
    The 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...
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    Lyon Brave
    25/08/2017 #2 Lyon Brave
    The SMART NATION. This is exciting and stuff.
    Ken Boddie
    25/08/2017 #1 Ken Boddie
    Interesting and informative post, Jim. The efficient management of traffic and innovative solutions to our energy crisis are certainly high on the agenda of our survival and the planet's survival. Now we just need to curb our reproduction or .....
  18. Claire L Cardwell
    First 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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ in a recent test at John Brown University the shelter didnโ€™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 itโ€™s popped open, it offers 12.5 feet by 12.5 feet by six feet and ten inches of space. Folded up, itโ€™s 76 by 13 by 13 inches. It costs $1,499.99.
    http://inhabitat.com/first-designed-for-burning-man-foldable-shiftpods-now-shelter-refugees-around-the-world/
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  19. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Incredibly Elaborate Birdhouses of Ottoman Architecture by Jessica Miley
    Incredibly 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...
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    Claire L Cardwell
    21/08/2017 #18 Claire L Cardwell
    Well 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 ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA View more
    Well 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 ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA! Close
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    21/08/2017 #17 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #15 highly recommended @Claire L Cardwell.We have had two great holidays on the Turquoise Coast...a lot of natural beauty and a lovely relaxed lifestyle with friendly people.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/08/2017 #16 Ali ๐Ÿ 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.
    Claire L Cardwell
    21/08/2017 #15 Claire L Cardwell
    #14 Ali Anani, I did go to Turkey as a child, however it's long overdue for a repeat visit!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/08/2017 #14 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thank you dear @Chris ๐Ÿ 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.
    Claire L Cardwell
    21/08/2017 #13 Claire L Cardwell
    #12 @Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA - I am just looking for a excuse (no matter how slender) to incorporate one of these bird houses into my house designs... I love it, such an awesome, creative idea.
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    21/08/2017 #12 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Very 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 ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee whom I know has a special affection for Turkey
    Moi Kliniger
    21/08/2017 #11 Anonymous
    #10 Thank you Claire, Mondays are OK!
    Claire L Cardwell
    21/08/2017 #10 Claire L Cardwell
    You too @Moi Kliniger! Mondays are often my favourite day of the week....
    Moi Kliniger
    21/08/2017 #9 Anonymous
    #8 That would be wonderful! Best of luck with clients! Happy new week!
    Claire L Cardwell
    21/08/2017 #8 Claire L Cardwell
    It is stunning, I love it too @Moi Kliniger! Such a clever idea. I will have to convince my clients to let me incorporate birdhouses into my designs!
    Moi Kliniger
    20/08/2017 #7 Anonymous
    This is beautiful Claire!
    Claire L Cardwell
    20/08/2017 #6 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic!
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    20/08/2017 #4 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    beautiful share. Thank you.
    Claire L Cardwell
    20/08/2017 #3 Claire L Cardwell
    Absolutely @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic - I thought it was a great idea and as I commented on the LI Post too - I love this holistic approach, much more effective than London using 'anti pigeon' paint and spikes. Stunningly beautiful and inspiring.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    20/08/2017 #2 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Claire, 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 more
    Claire, 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
    Claire L Cardwell
    20/08/2017 #1 Claire L Cardwell
    @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic - thought you would enjoy this one! Love the idea of incorporating birdhouses into a buildings design.....
  20. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Eco-friendly 'plyscrapers' on the rise
    Eco-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...
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  21. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Architects I admire Part 2 - Daniel Libeskind
    Architects 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...
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    Claire L Cardwell
    20/08/2017 #5 Claire L Cardwell
    @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic I first came across Daniel Libeskind with his work on Ground Zero too. I also think that his work on the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal works much better than the triangular pyramid they stuck onto the side of the Tate Gallery years ago.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    20/08/2017 #4 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    I'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.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    20/08/2017 #3 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #2 I'll comment later. :-)
    Claire L Cardwell
    20/08/2017 #2 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic!
    Claire L Cardwell
    20/08/2017 #1 Claire L Cardwell
    @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic, @Ken Boddie - What do you think of Libeskind's work?
  22. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    WINDOW THAT TURNS INTO A BALCONY โ–บWould you be afraid to stand on this balcony?
    Bloomframeยฎ, 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 Bloomframeยฎ window was installed in the Amsterdam housing project.
    https://www.hofmandujardin.nl/bloomframe-window/
    This Window Transforms Into A Balcony In Seconds
    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:...
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    Claire L Cardwell
    21/08/2017 #3 Claire L Cardwell
    It would also freak me out at first @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic! Especially on the 30th Floor.... however I think it's a revolutionary idea and I would love to see it in action. Perhaps you could throw a rug over the floor to deal with the vertigo?
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    16/08/2017 #1 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    I would be little afraid to stand on the glass floor of the balcony. The first window/balcony is installed on a 5-floor house. I wonder what feeling will be standing on a 30-floor (or higher) skyscraper balcony.
  23. ProducerGabriel Bazzolo

    Gabriel Bazzolo

    04/08/2017
    Vahana the "Uber" Drone of Airbus
    Vahana 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...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/08/2017 #19 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    This is certainly the dawning of the age of the Jetsons! Cool. It appears Dubai is really advancing,.
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    06/08/2017 #18 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #17 Yes.
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    05/08/2017 #16 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #15 Ottowa is 14 hours behind Sydney.

    It is currently 10:37am
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    05/08/2017 #15 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #14 What i the time lag btwn AUS and CAN ?
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    05/08/2017 #13 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    https://www.wingsmagazine.com/images/CANSEC2013LOW.pdf
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    05/08/2017 #12 stephan metral ๐Ÿ 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)
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    05/08/2017 #11 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #10 #6 Gabriel and I are on a business venture, that is why i wanted to skype with you @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular, @Gabriel Bazzolo blew my cover...lol
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    04/08/2017 #10 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #8 That would be good Gabriel.
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    04/08/2017 #9 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    ๐Ÿ‘ฅed ๐Ÿ๐Ÿค๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿšฒ
    Gabriel Bazzolo
    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.
    Gabriel Bazzolo
    04/08/2017 #7 Gabriel Bazzolo
    #4 @Ali ๐Ÿ 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.
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    04/08/2017 #6 Lance ๐Ÿ 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?
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    04/08/2017 #5 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #4 ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/08/2017 #4 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Bravo @Gabriel Bazzolo for writing a concise report on new transport technologies. Changes are fast and with the introduction of the electric car the disruption of the current transport system shall be a life-changer.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    04/08/2017 #3 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #1 Gabriel engage with questions to stakeholders, more interactively.
  24. ProducerPhil Stephenson

    Phil Stephenson

    01/08/2017
    Eco-Construction and Modular Architecture Systems
    Eco-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...
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    01/08/2017 #1 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Phil, welcome to beBee, and congrats on your second Producer. Thank you for sharing information about URBAWOOD, a modular building concept that really pushes the boundaries of prefabrication. I couldn't agree more with what you said in the conclusion.
  25. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    01/08/2017
    Small Solutions... Big Results  (No. 1)
    Small Solutions... Big Results (No. 1)THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF RETROSPECTIVES THAT LOOK BACK AT THREE DECADES OF FINDING VALUE-ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS... Preface:ย  This article begins a series that looks back at various value-engineered solutions to problems encountered by the author in...
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    03/08/2017 #38 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #22 Phil, thank you for the kind words. Your comment made me think. Perhaps I should trust your guts. :-)
    Phil Friedman
    03/08/2017 #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.
    Phil Friedman
    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!
    Milos Djukic
    03/08/2017 #35 Anonymous
    #34

    1. Meaning of โ€œvalue engineeringโ€ 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
    (http://www.mcgill.ca/ve/)

    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)
    Peter Altschuler
    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.
    Milos Djukic
    03/08/2017 #33 Anonymous
    #32 Dear @Peter Altschuler, Thank you for the clarification.

    Best regards,
    Milos
    Peter Altschuler
    03/08/2017 #32 Peter Altschuler
    #25 @Milos Djukic, I'm not demeaning Phil's article. Not for an instant. I'm just suggesting that he put the Author's Note at the top of the story so that non-specific references are less likely to be misunderstood.
    Milos Djukic
    03/08/2017 #31 Anonymous
    #29 #LETTHEAUDIENCE(including some academics)DECIDE .... The correct and helpful value engineering.
    Milos Djukic
    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 phoneโ€™s battery life" (https://theconversation.com/explainer-how-to-extend-your-phones-battery-life-80958)
    Phil Friedman
    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 ...

    #LETTHEAUDIENCEDECIDE

    Cheers!
    Milos Djukic
    03/08/2017 #26 Anonymous
    #19 Thanks Phil.
    Milos Djukic
    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.
    Peter Altschuler
    03/08/2017 #24 Peter Altschuler
    Nah, @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'.
    Phil Friedman
    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!
    Phil Friedman
    03/08/2017 #22 Phil Friedman
    #17 @Lada ๐Ÿก 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!
    Phil Friedman
    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!
    Phil Friedman
    02/08/2017 #20 Phil Friedman
    #15 Ah, Jerry, you correctly perceive that there is an undercurrent of life philosophy running through this engineering-related piece. Thank you for reading and commenting with such insight. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    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!
    Phil Friedman
    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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