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This is the place when you can share information about interesting engineering projects, the latest development in technology, new materials and other breakthrough discoveries and inventions. Welcome, all of you who love science and engineering!
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  1. 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
    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.....
  2. 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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  3. 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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    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?
  4. 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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    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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. ProducerGabriel Bazzolo

    Gabriel Bazzolo

    29/07/2017
    The Game of Drones: Int-Ball the first space dron in the ISS
    The Game of Drones: Int-Ball the first space dron in the ISSThe Japanese space agency has published the first images taken by a dron operating on the International Space Station (ISS), Int-Ball is the name of the dron sent aboard the SpaceX Dragon ship in the CRS-11 refueling mission and arrived to the...
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    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    30/07/2017 #10 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Thanks for Sharing - Gracias por compartir - Obrigado por compartilhar
    Gabriel Bazzolo
    30/07/2017 #9 Gabriel Bazzolo
    #7 Thank You Gert
    Gert Scholtz
    29/07/2017 #7 Gert Scholtz
    Very interesting Gabriel. Drones in space - I would never have thought. Thanks for posting.
    Gerald Hecht
    29/07/2017 #6 Gerald Hecht
    Actually, I will be needing 3 of these in about 6-8 months to complete umm...uh...oh yeah a science project for school.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    29/07/2017 #5 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Amazing technology. Thank you for sharing.
  9. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    29/07/2017
    You just can't shake off this bracket!
    You just can't shake off this bracket!I recently came across an article in 'Interesting Engineering' on the 'Dougong' Bracket. ย After checking that this wasn't a mis-spelling of the mammal (dugong,ย also affectionately known as a 'sea cow') which is found in Australian shallow...
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    Ken Boddie
    05/08/2017 #25 Ken Boddie
    #24 Didn't notice many temples in China or Japan with wings, Dean-san, nor with Vishnu in residence, but hey, Garuda/Dougong it is then. ๐Ÿฆ…
    Dean Owen
    05/08/2017 #24 Dean Owen
    Huh! 30 years of living in and around these buildings and finally I learn a prominent talking point. It's funny how the title picture reminds me of Garuda.....
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    31/07/2017 #23 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #18 Ah, I skipped the beer, went right for the wine. Just kidding. Hey nice to meet you Ken, I am a Photoholic too and my name is Lisa (I need emoticons, darnit) lol
    Ken Boddie
    31/07/2017 #22 Ken Boddie
    #21 Thanks, Lada, but I am merely the facilitator. The detail belongs to Canon. ๐Ÿ“ท ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    30/07/2017 #21 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #11 I forgot to mention your beautiful photos full of details.
    Ken Boddie
    30/07/2017 #20 Ken Boddie
    #19 Goes to prove, Joyce, that we don't always appreciate what we're looking at. It wasn't until I very recently stumbled across that article on the Dou Gong Bracket that I suddenly realised how complex was the detail on the photos I had previously taken. Thanks for the compliments. ๐Ÿ‘
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    30/07/2017 #19 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Love the stunning photos and descriptions. A piece of history and architecture I knew nothing about. Thanks, Ken.
    Ken Boddie
    30/07/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    #17 I trust, Lisa, that you weren't experiencing 'photo fancy' by looking at my pics through 'beer goggles'? ๐Ÿคฃ
    Incidentally, my name is Ken and I'm a photoholic. ๐Ÿ“ท
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    30/07/2017 #17 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #10 I willz tries. Lol! I forgot to mention I love the photos @Ken Boddie. It must have been the booze?!
    Ken Boddie
    29/07/2017 #16 Ken Boddie
    #8 Further to your Lego comment, Pascal, I once had my GP ask me how bad my pain was, on a scale of 1 to standing on a Lego. ๐Ÿ˜ซ
    Ken Boddie
    29/07/2017 #15 Ken Boddie
    #14 Thanks for the bonza comment, Gert. Real beaut! But, too true, blue, I wasn't trying to pull the wool over your eyes with slang. I just sometimes tend to forget that Aussie strine is a bit of a dingo's breakfast of words and idioms from beyond the black stump. And so, to avoid somebody dobbing me in for not being dinky-di with my choice of words, I had a Captain Cook at what Dr Google has to say about 'chippy', other than my intended reference to carpenter, and was reminded that it can also mean a fish and chip shop, a potato crisp, or a chipmunk, not to mention a lady who ..... well let's just say love's to love. Fair dinkum, Gert, I'll try to be more ridgy-didge with my choice of lingo next time. Meanwhile I'm absolutely stoked that you thought my post was a ripping yarn. ๐Ÿคฃ
    Gert Scholtz
    29/07/2017 #14 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie Fascinating post on ancient craftsmanship. Your photo's and explanation are illuminating - the video shows how skill and engineering combine. Intriguing how the roofs maintain sturdiness and flexibility with this method. And now I know what the word "chippie" means! Thanks for the post Ken.
    Ken Boddie
    29/07/2017 #13 Ken Boddie
    #9 Arigato gozaimasu, Numo.
    Ken Boddie
    29/07/2017 #12 Ken Boddie
    #8 Anyone who has stood on a Lego barefoot, Pascal, would agree with you. ๐Ÿ˜
    Ken Boddie
    29/07/2017 #11 Ken Boddie
    #7 and all before chain saws or skill saws, Lada. ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿป
    Ken Boddie
    29/07/2017 #10 Ken Boddie
    #5 Lisa, if I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times, lay off the booze! Ha, ha. ๐Ÿคฃ
    Numo Quest
    29/07/2017 #9 Numo Quest
    Then knowing this way of building is often over 2000 years old where many buildings still exist as time has stand still. Fascinating. Thanks a million for sharing Ken. Sayonara.
    Pascal Derrien
    29/07/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    Lego is overrated I would say ๐Ÿˆด โ›บ๏ธ I am going to have an apple
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    29/07/2017 #7 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Thanks for another interesting Producer, Ken. I'm in awe with the ancient Chinese and Japanese builders and architects ingenuity. The video is great, and I learned the basics of this structural element. This interlocking assemblage of brackets mimics the tree with its branches.
    I'm particularly interested in dendriform structures, and this is a stunning example of such structural system that stood the test of time despite seismic activities throughout the centuries. And without nails, glue or any other joint fastener, just perfectly cut pieces of wood that fit perfectly one into another!!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    29/07/2017 #5 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I'm feeling a bit off balance today ;-)
  10. Phil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    27/07/2017
    Over the years, Phil Friedman and the Port Royal Group have had occasion to plan and supervise numerous "milestone" projects. One of these was the first-ever installation of Hamilton HM1000 waterjet drives in an FRP composite hull. More info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/friedmanphil/ Phil Friedman
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    28/07/2017 #11 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #10 Totally agreed! The most important part of the construction project, or any other project, is in the preparation.
    Phil Friedman
    28/07/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    #9 Thanks, @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic, for reading and commenting. One of the interesting things about this project was the complaints I received about how much was being spent on designing and building special handling equipment for the installation -- until that equipment was seen doing its job and we accomplished the actual placement of components in a matter of hours, rather than days. As I explained to the cost-conscious execs involved, preparation for the job is actually the major part of the job. Cheers!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    28/07/2017 #9 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    I see it as a very challenging project. Congrats, Phil.
    Lifting these large units and fitting them in a proper position seemed very demanding.
    I designed lifting anchor system and mounting system for large and heavy precast concrete elements, so I'm familiar with all such challenges.
    Milos Djukic
    28/07/2017 #8 Anonymous
    #4 You are most welcome Phil. Your versatility and the broad education are something that fascinates me. Maybe that is the secret of the No-Muzak :)
    Phil Friedman
    27/07/2017 #7 Phil Friedman
    @Wayne Yoshida, you might also find this of interest, given your background in automotive powering systems. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    27/07/2017 #6 Phil Friedman
    #5 Yes,they did. Naval engineering was by Vectorworks Naval Engineering LLC. to whom I was contracted at the time. The waterjet drives were coupled to huge Caterpillar diesel engines via carbon fiber "Cardan" shafts (long jackshafts fitted each end with constant-velocity universal couplings). Cheers!
    Todd Jones
    27/07/2017 #5 Todd Jones
    Impressive! You get involved with some very interesting projects, Phil.

    I hope that the hull designers gave plenty of thought to maintenance access.!
    Phil Friedman
    27/07/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    Thank you, @Milos Djukic, for sharing this update post. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    27/07/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    #2 Yes, Paul, they were pretty cool. At the time, the largest waterjet drives on the market. They weighed 13 tons each and could absorb nearly 5,000 HP per unit. Lifting them and fitting them to the hull in situ presented its own special set of problems and proved to be one of the most interesting projects I've ever supervised. Cheers!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    27/07/2017 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Cool, they sound like the sub's drive system from The Hunt for Red October
    Phil Friedman
    27/07/2017 #1 Phil Friedman
    The installation of these behemoth drives might be of some interest to the engineers and tradesmen among us, e.g., @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic, @Milos Djukic, @Todd Jones, @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. Cheers!
  11. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Thanks to @Gerald Hecht for this article about floating islands that might one day be a remedy for sea level rise in the Netherlands, south Louisiana and other low-lying areas.
    The island is made up of dozens of floating triangles linked by joints are designed to withstand 50-foot waves.
    https://www.bebee.com/content/1685752/1458632
    MARIN Floating Island - Model installation and testing PROMO
    MARIN Floating Island - Model installation and testing PROMO MARIN tested a model of a floating mega-island for accommodating housing, ports, farms or parks, as possible solutions to sea level rise and overcrowded...
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    28/07/2017 #2 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #1 I see it very promising, but as said in the article it'll take a decade or two before floating islands move from model to reality.
    Gerald Hecht
    27/07/2017 #1 Gerald Hecht
    Thank you for sharing this @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic --its a good sign when someone with your expertise thinks that there is potential in this!
  12. Linda Adams

    Linda Adams

    26/07/2017
    New honey added. Article and picture courtesy of Toshiba, UK. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@lindadams/full-hd-v-ultra-hd-display-screen-resolutions
    Linda Adams
    Full HD v Ultra HD display screen resolutions
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  13. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    โ€žIt is important for engineers to stay informed on issues affecting our profession, so we can be prepared with better solutions for tomorrow.โ€œ
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Civil engineers - facing future challenges
    www.ice.org.uk In a recent blog article, I reflected on the Civil Engineering Triennial Summit while emphasising the challenge posed by climate change. In this follow-up piece Iโ€™ll look at some of the ways civil engineers can meet this...
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  14. ProducerPaul Walters

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    21/07/2017
    โ€œ But Your Grace, The Angels Will See Them.โ€    Wandering around Gaudiโ€™s Barcelona.
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    Paul Walters
    06/08/2017 #41 Paul Walters
    #39 Thank you Randall High praise indeed
    Paul Walters
    06/08/2017 #40 Paul Walters
    #38 thanks judy
    Randall Burns
    31/07/2017 #39 Randall Burns
    Great article @Paul Walters
    Judy Olbrych
    26/07/2017 #38 Judy Olbrych
    @Paul Walters, Thank you for this inspiring story. I had seen photos but didn't know the background. My favorite part: Gaudi answering, "The angels will see them."
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    25/07/2017 #37 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #36 It certainly gives two fingers to conformity, Ken. Gaudi's nonconformist approach to architecture is evident in all his work.
    So much has been said and written about la Sagrada Familia and its creator. It's the worldโ€™s longest running construction project.
    In the 60's Le Corbusier was trying to modernize Gaudiโ€™s designs, suggesting his work had become irrelevant. But his campaign had been fortunately unsuccessful. I wonder what the basilica would look like if the original design had been changed.
    Ken Boddie
    24/07/2017 #36 Ken Boddie
    Closest I've been to Barcelona, Pak Paul, was on a sinking drilling ship in the Bay of Biscay. I must admit to having a matter of fact attitude towards large stony edifices, after having been overexposed to them and to their religious disorders from an early age. But this spike-ridden magnificence certainly grabs the attention, with its detail so copious as to appear from a distance as almost random. Wierd though it may sound, the aerial videos I have seen remind me of the multiple interlinked columns which remain in dispersive soil after prolonged erosion. This is certainly a structure which rises above its surroundings and gives two fingers to conformity. What say you, @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic?
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    24/07/2017 #35 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #26 6 mos w/out winters would be lovely! That would mean 12 mos w/out winter because you would stay in Bali the rest of the yr, right?
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    23/07/2017 #34 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #31 Dear Paul, you are the revolutionary, I simply want to be an individual rebel :-) BTW Albert Camus I thought was very good at discerning a difference between the revolutionary and the rebel. Not that I buy into conspiracy theories but Camus's car crash does not feel like it was an accident, no more so when other rebels are lost to the world. Jesus was a pretty good dude in that respect a.k.a. as rebel rather than revolutionary. When the revolution comes I will be the first one against the wall, but I know Paul, you will make a lot of money for people who want to sell the T-Shirts :-)
    Paul Walters
    23/07/2017 #33 Paul Walters
    @ shelly Brown
    Brook Massey
    22/07/2017 #32 Brook Massey
    I love Barcelona. It is maybe my favorite city. Sagrada Familia is an amazing work of art. It's history makes it even more compelling.
    Paul Walters
    22/07/2017 #31 Paul Walters
    #30 Fear not I can arrange said T Shirt to be suitably branded and run up for a fraction of the price!!
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    22/07/2017 #30 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #24 If I ever go to Barcelona, it will not be as a tourist. I will get special "Gaudi Hates You" t-shirts - with a sub-heading of "bloody tourists" on the front side along with a picture of Johann Cruyff (because after all he was Dutch but loved by Catalans which introduces some implied irony) and a yellow and red striped flag with the blue triangle on the back that has the words L'estelada Blava Independentisme Catalร  on the back which is a most Gaudi kind of thing to do :-) I can symbolically hear all of Royal Madrid grinding their collective teeth but the tourists won't be able to touch me, and as I come to Barcelona I will also ironically be protesting people like you :-) Then I will come to Bali to see you with a T-Shirt saying "Let me own land NO LEASE!"
    Pascal Derrien
    22/07/2017 #28 Pascal Derrien
    Great city for a stop over methinks :-)
    Paul Walters
    22/07/2017 #27 Paul Walters
    #@Ian Weinberg Thanks Ian. I used to live in the Pyrenees in a time long ago just 40KM from Spain so kind of got to know it fairly well. There is perhaps much to say about Gaudi and 1200 words hardly does it/ him justice. Weird guy methinks no matter what his religious persuasion! Coin Toibin's delightful 'Homage To Barcelona' is a brilliant portrayal of the city . I'm convinced that Gaudi was 'on something' when he designed his buildings ....there I said it!!!!!
    Paul Walters
    22/07/2017 #26 Paul Walters
    #21 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher Hi Ho Lisa. In a time long ago I kind of 'dropped out ' ( what a quaint expression that was ) from my advertising career in London and essentially became a hippie/peasant/ farmer in the south of France in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Three years was kind of enough and we left for warmer climes. However, I always seem to return here every couple of years or so and, indeed I am here as I type this. There is talk of a taking small house in a village here for 6 months of the year ( lets skip the winters shall we?) Spain is a mere 40km away as the crow flies over the high Pyrenees. Its a nice place to write but then again we writers like to indulge ourselves!!
    Paul Walters
    22/07/2017 #25 Paul Walters
    @Jerry Fletcher Thanks, hopefully I can add a few more to the list by way of a story!
    Paul Walters
    22/07/2017 #24 Paul Walters
    #16 Ambitious to attempt a Gaudi piece in less than 1200 words! Would loved to have scribbled on about his fractious relationships with Picasso , Miro and Dali. Ah Spain, such a beautiful mix!!
    Paul Walters
    22/07/2017 #23 Paul Walters
    #22 @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic Many thanks ... I am truly humbled !!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    22/07/2017 #22 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Gaudi is one of my favorite architects of all time.
    @Paul Walters, you are one of my favorite travel writers of all time. :-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    22/07/2017 #21 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    200 years?!! Wow, amazing it was built and so fascinating. Are you trying to tell us you may have found a new place to live one day sooner than not? Thanks for the info @Paul Walters View more
    200 years?!! Wow, amazing it was built and so fascinating. Are you trying to tell us you may have found a new place to live one day sooner than not? Thanks for the info @Paul Walters, quite interesting! Close
  15. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    THE CANTILEVER PRINCIPLE
    This great photo from 1887 shows the engineers who designed and built the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland. A human bridge model was used to demonstrate the cantilever principles behind the bridge.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    22/07/2017 #11 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #10 I've read the story behind the famous photo. Kaichi Watanabe graduated from the University of Glasgow. When he had returned to Japan, he founded the Japanese railway system.
    Ken, thank you for sharing your memories. The bridge is really a magnificent structure and a wonder of the modern world.
    Ken Boddie
    22/07/2017 #10 Ken Boddie
    Classic photo, Lada, depicting one of the first Japanese engineers to study and work in Scotland, Kaichi Watanabe, being supported by the famous Forth bridge designers, Fowler and Baker. But for me this picture is more than a historic portrayal, as this imposing structure was something I gazed at in awe every year when my parents told me south by road to Edinburgh and beyond. No road bridge in those days and we had to wait for the ferry to take us across the Firth of Forth. On other occasions I rode the train, as a young boy, across this mighty bridge . Thanks for the memories.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    21/07/2017 #9 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #8 Manjit, I didn't even notice what you pointed about the video. :-)
    As a woman in STEM field, I don't see the gender disbalance in my country. Croatia has very positive statistics on this issue. For example, at the Rudjer Boskovic Institute (a leading scientific institute in the natural and biomedical sciences), more than 60% of scientists and researchers are women.
    Thanks for the link to TED talk.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    20/07/2017 #8 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #6 Clay Shirky calls organizing and creating that kind of video as "cognitive surplus" https://www.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_cognitive_surplus_will_change_the_world

    The only down point of that video is that it says 8 Guys instead of 8 Students. Since the Maker Movement is a part of 21st Century existence we should highlight that girls should be playing a fundamental part in its growth and development - and there are side projects aimed at ensuring this emerging culture is gender neutral http://ngcproject.org/story/lets-invite-girls-makers-movement
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    20/07/2017 #7 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Thanks for sharing @Milos Djukic. :-) #FractalsForever
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    20/07/2017 #6 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #5 Thank you for sharing and commenting, Manjit. I also find this photo to be informative and inspiring. It's inspiring in the way that there are many novel re-enactments of the Human Cantilever like this one made by students at Universitร  IUAV di Venezia โ†’ https://youtu.be/jBdmAyyUnHs
    As you said, young people are enjoying tinkering with engineering principles.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    20/07/2017 #5 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    The maker community will be interested in this and this community is growing again, young people are discovering again what craft is, enjoying tinkering with design and engineering principles. We are too consumed these days with political noise to notice that such a community is on the rise, and it is not just because of the introduction of 3D printing, making is interesting bright people again. What this photograph does is a practical communication of engineering principles that might awaken the curiosity of people whose attention is somewhat distracted by the shenanigans and the marketing of modern media.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    20/07/2017 #4 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #2 Indeed, @Ian Weinberg. The bridge itself is an example of human ingenuity. Today we can't imagine designing even the simple building without the complicated structural design software. But until recently, such structures were a product of human ingenuity, not the computer software. Thanks for commenting. :-)
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    20/07/2017 #3 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #1 Thank you, Joanne, for such a beautiful comment. I'm also in awe with this photo and a simple but brilliant representation of the basic physic's principle. It served to convince the skeptics that cantilever concept is the right choice for long-span bridges. Seeing is believing. :-)
    Ian Weinberg
    20/07/2017 #2 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for sharing @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic I'm always inspired by pure raw human ingenuity and it's applications. It comes from a place that can never be usurped by AI because it incorporates something that computers don't possess - awareness!
    Joanne Gardocki
    20/07/2017 #1 Joanne Gardocki
    Great find, @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic. There are so many things we take for granted. Sometimes it is hard to remember there was a time when accepted technology (lightbulbs, phone, TV, movies with color and sound) were new and awe-inspiring amazing magic Thank you for the reminder and reconnection to that sense of awe..
  16. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    USING GRAVITY FOR BUILDING ARCHES LIKE THE ANCIENT ROMAN BUILDERS DID โ–บ
    The Arch-lock system uses gravity for joinery! The precast concrete blocks are used for building the strong free-standing structures like tunnels, overpasses or storage sheds without the need for mortar.
    http://sploid.gizmodo.com/this-tunnel-put-together-like-lego-bricks-impossibly-st-1752425123
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    Phil Friedman
    22/07/2017 #7 Phil Friedman
    #6 Thank you, Lada, for your detailed answer. My questions were more than idle curiosity, as I have professional interest in the science of string materials and the associated engineering of structures that take best advantage of those modern materials. But the fact is one cannot fully appreciate strong materials and engineering for minimum weight unless one has an appreciation for structures such as the Roman arch. Cheers!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    22/07/2017 #6 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #4 (Sequel to my previous answer)
    Yes, we are in the age of the strong materials such as steel and prestressed concrete that allow construction of much larger arches than the ancient Romans did. But the fact is that these ancient arch bridges and aqueducts still standing today and they survived despite seismic activities throughout the centuries, which many modern buildings didn't.
    We can't build arches like that anymore because the method of construction is both material and labour intensive. The massive falsework was required to support all parts of the structure, which has no stability prior to the insertion of the keystone on the top of an arch.
    That's why I see many benefits of this modern and improving approach to the true Roman arch. 1.) This method eliminates falsework. 2,) Interlocking design holds the precast concrete voussoirs together during and after assembly and eliminates the need for mortar.
    I read about some project in Canada where the Arch-Lock system would be used, as a low-cost vaulted tunnel on the railway line that would allow the construction of the highway directly over.

    As for bonding the wedge-shaped stones together, the Romans had used the slow setting mortar and some kind of shimming to overcome dimensional irregularities of cut stone voussoirs.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    21/07/2017 #5 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #4 Phil, first, I admire you as a commenter because your questions always provoke further engagement with the post. I'm glad you find this topic interesting. I'm also glad that there are people (though, very few) who will engage in such "engineering" topics, commenting on its core. :-)
    This is the first part of my response. I'm writing this while drinking my morning coffee before going to work. I'll continue in the afternoon. Regards
    Phil Friedman
    21/07/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    #3 The Roman arch is, of course, fascinating, being able as it is to transfer all the loads in such a way as to hold itself together and stable, as well a support external loading at the same time. But, here are a couple of questions I still have:

    1) Does bonding the component stones together have any beneficial effect on the arch's ability to withstand loading? Has anyone ever experimented with that?

    2) In this age of the science of strong materials and the techniques of creating structures that dispose strength-contirbuting cross-section where it does the most work underloads, outmode the true arch which is a pure compression structure?
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    20/07/2017 #3 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #1 Phil, thanks for stopping by and commenting. :-)
    I've been interested in Ancient Roman architecture for a long time. The Roman arch has had a lasting impact on architecture all the way to the present time.
    Both the angle and the number of wedge-shaped stones (voussoirs) have an effect on the strength and stability of an arch. For the semicircular arch, it seems that an "ideal" angle is when 180 degrees divides into 11 sectors, at about 16 degrees each.
    It is the number of concrete wedge-shaped elements in the post picture.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    20/07/2017 #2 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    there are roman constructions over 2000 y.o. and they are prefect. Most of new/current constructions will never last for the same number of years.
    Phil Friedman
    20/07/2017 #1 Phil Friedman
    Interesting, Lada. I've always wondered if there's an "ideal" number of stones for the arch or an ideal angle for the shape?
  17. Suraj Padmasali

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    03/07/2017
    Presenting some of the coolest internet tricks and secrets for you which will not only amaze you but will also help you to smoothen your web experience.
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    Gabriel Bazzolo
    02/07/2017 #12 Gabriel Bazzolo
    #8 Thanks Bill for your warm words!!!
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    02/07/2017 #11 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    The more you share on social media,mthe more visibility this initiative is exposed as well as beBee keeps associated with great technologies intoductions to the Public of each country.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/07/2017 #10 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Excellent buzz, Gabriel. I agree with @Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador and his comment. Clearly we need to push forward in order to preserve our trees.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    02/07/2017 #8 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Nice work here Gabriel, I have read that global deforestation is one of the biggest problems contributing to climate change, with mining, agriculture and urban expansion destroying 26 billion trees per year.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    02/07/2017 #7 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    COOL BUZZ: Global deforestation is one of the biggest problems contributing to climate change, with mining, agriculture and urban expansion destroying 26 billion trees per year. regards, Bill Stankiewicz, Savannah Supply Chain Executive
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    01/07/2017 #6 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee and @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn would probably agree that propagation vector is about authenticity and quality content, but content is also in the engagement into conversation....buzz isn't a Hype expression, buzz is a social science phenomenon dealing with empathy, love and affinities. That is what beBee is about. Unlike its competitor, the motivation isnt self centered....it goes way beyond oneself.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    01/07/2017 #5 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    There is also always place for improvement, through engagement, conversation, a great post becomes great because it brings values, not only by the content itself, but by the wealth of reactions it triggers. Great inventors like @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian View more
    There is also always place for improvement, through engagement, conversation, a great post becomes great because it brings values, not only by the content itself, but by the wealth of reactions it triggers. Great inventors like @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian proved it by numbers and results withMyTweetPack, the success isn't the product but the common fields where we all interacts. Close
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    01/07/2017 #4 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    If you ask, nicely, people like @John White, MBA, @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood, @Stephane ๐Ÿ Fenner, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, @Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador, @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador they will probably agree with me on the common greatest denominator here on beBee: You and I, are, because we are! Team Play, even informal.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    01/07/2017 #3 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    @David B. Grinberg always reminds me about the roots, sources, where do we come from and who inspires us, well if i recall well, @Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado interviewed The Fighter @Juan Imaz. Way beyond personal branding, the digital environment for sustainable visibility is a real battle field. The Romain Legions had the most efficient warriors because they planned for minimal casualties and maximum damage. Well @Gabriel Bazzolo leads all the way...but not alone.
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    01/07/2017 #2 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
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  20. ProducerAnฤ‘ela Bogdan
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    29/06/2017 #1 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Finally! After nearly 50 years new railway infrastructure is being built.
  21. ProducerSahba Naderi

    Sahba Naderi

    21/06/2017
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    22/06/2017 #1 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    I'm glad to see another civil engineer on beBee. Welcome to the hive. :-)
    As you pointed out in your article, it's something that plays a crucial role in the safety of people and land masses along coastlines.
  22. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    THE WORLDโ€™S FIRST TRULY TRANSPARENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGY

    The MIT researchers have created a truly transparent solar panel that can coat any surface, to harvest ambient light and generate electricity.
    The transparent photovoltaic (PV) cell absorb only infrared and ultraviolet light. The visible light passes through, unimpeded. Because the material does not absorb or emit light in the visible spectrum, it looks exceptionally transparent to the human eye.
    I look forward to seeing its application on tall buildings with lots of windows or glass facade in the near future.
    http://ubiquitous.energy/
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    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    20/06/2017 #13 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #5 We shall see. These 10% is for now only speculative. It would be incredible if happens.
    Anyway, the whole concept looks highly promising.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    20/06/2017 #12 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #6 Definitely, Yogesh. :-)
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    20/06/2017 #11 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #3 #7 Thanks for sharing, Franci and Louise. Time will show how far can this innovation go.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    20/06/2017 #10 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #2 Indeed Ian, a fascinating breakthrough.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    20/06/2017 #9 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #5 We shall see. These 10% is for now only speculative. If happened, it would be incredible.
    Anyway, the whole concept looks highly promising.
    Louise Smith
    20/06/2017 #8 Louise Smith
    @Milos Djukic you might like this. Can it work with Fractals?
    Louise Smith
    20/06/2017 #7 Louise Smith
    @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic I WANT IT NOW !
    Yogesh Sukal
    20/06/2017 #6 Yogesh Sukal
    Thats revolutionary and green. So cool.
    Phil Friedman
    20/06/2017 #5 Phil Friedman
    #4 Wow, Lada, that is huge. By my calculations an average house here in the U.S. has nearly 1,000 square feet of windows. At 10 watts per s.f. during an 8-hour day, at 50% efficiency that's 40 Kwh per day.in sunny climes. And if the "glass" actually captures infrared light, it will reduce the greenhouse effect and lower the heat loading in the house. That is certainly not anything to sneeze at. Cheers!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    19/06/2017 #4 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #1 Yes, you're right, Phil. It's hard to say how much power could be generated. The power-conversion efficiency is expected to reach over 10% once production commences, but the prototype has an efficiency about 1%.
    A rough calculation that I found says that 1% efficiency means about 10-12 watts per square meter or about 1 watt per square foot.
    But fully optimized it would generate about 10 watts per square foot!
    Ian Weinberg
    19/06/2017 #2 Ian Weinberg
    Fascinating! Thanks for sharing @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Phil Friedman
    19/06/2017 #1 Phil Friedman
    This has to be a momentous breakthrough for solar energy, Lada. Any idea of how much power could be generated per swayed foot?
  23. Alessio Cuccu

    Alessio Cuccu

    15/06/2017
    as a material engineer I must share this graphic where you can find the difference between a regular ACM material and a Fire resistant one. this is one of the two cladding materials I found on the website of Harvey facade: Alucobond(r) and Reynobond(r).
    only because you manage, shape and install a material does not necessary mean you really know deeply about it; materials behavior is complex and as materials engineer and scientist we studied years to start knowing something about.
    ignorance about materials selection is very dangerous because increases the probability of an accident.
    the right material selection could help preventing similar tragedy #grenfell #fire #materialsengineering #materialselection
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  24. Bengt Hahlin

    Bengt Hahlin

    11/06/2017
    Some of the worldโ€™s most beautiful/interesting subway/tube/underground stations -5

    Next, the Majakovskaja Station (named after the Russian poet Vladimir Majakovskij) in Moscow. It was designed by the architect Aleksej Dusjkin.
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    Bengt Hahlin
    11/06/2017 #3 Bengt Hahlin
    Hi Joyce and Sadman,

    Yes it is. The question is why stations are not designed from the beginning to be more beautiful. Stations can be both practical and beautiful at the same time if you want to.
    Sadman Ishrak
    11/06/2017 #2 Sadman Ishrak
    It is magnificent!
  25. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    A miniature replica of the Fallingwater building, at Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh
    The Frank Lloyd Wright's house was named the "best all-time work of American architecture."
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