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If you get to design and build generation after generation of essentially the same structure and you get to study the old problems, then you end up with a mature well-designed product. Over the decades automobiles have clearly become both … Continue reading
The “failure” here is simply a piece of architectural precast concrete that cracked open much earlier in its life than expected. The piece is part of a system of curbs and railings on a bridge. Photos were sent to me … Continue reading
I have a project in which one of the elements we are furnishing and installing is a bunch of large precast concrete benches. They appear on a landscape sheet that also calls for aligning bench ends with sidewalk scores. Simple … Continue reading
Some of the facts of life on this planet (commercial construction in the USA) : • You are governed by lots of documents (contracts, plan, specs, ASI’s …) • Plans often have conflicts, improbabilities, or impossibilities within them. • Specs are almost … Continue reading
Commercial construction is full of hidden complexities; you often step in dog poo. With experience in your specialty you learn the difference between poo, a pile of leaves, and a pile of leaves that is covering dog poo. Over … Continue reading
I should be working on a bid, but because I was still reverberating from yesterday’s post I let myself be distracted by a link someone sent me to this article: ‘ BIM’s future up in the cloud The AEC industry is on … Continue reading