Monday, 6 June 2011

why the chinese grow so fast

our assignment was to research two steel framed structures as well as two concrete framed structures. Although they all had to be relativly new. so my concrete side went on pretty average stuff, although my steel framed structure research lead me to find some pretty awsome new methods to building.
such as the new light weight cold rolled steel framed structures for new multi story systems. as seen here in the picture below

My local concrete framed structure went on about Al stratfords new 'WINTEC' systems and how he used all his new systems in the new addition to the University of Fort Hare!! as seen below

Although my research lead me to new building methods accross to china, and i got to see how what they have been building, and i must say, they can build fast. Here is a video of how they erect a multi story hotel in just 6 days to completion!!!! 6 DAYS!!!

TIME.....TIME....where has it gone

Time has become so critical to us days before portfolio...!!!
having our portfolio moved back was an absolute miracle to be honest. I honestly don't think a single person in the entire class would have been ready for tomorrow, not a chance in hell. The fact is that we are still modelling our buildings because as pretentious as we are to detail, we are taking to long...i mean it is now only the 7th, well almost and I'm only this far.....
Out of all the years that i have been studying, i honestly don't believe that time has never been more valuable!!! yet, time is so few. Comes down to the old saying "SO MUCH TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME IN WHICH TO DO IT IN". oh well, back to work. let me leave you with my precedent for my structure!!!

GOOD LUCK to everyone, hope you all get finished in time, and pass well.

Sunday, 5 June 2011


Its the inevitable deadline sneaking up on us for the computer portfolio hand-in. I have, as like everyone else, have mistakenly took slightly to long modeling my 3D presentation. Now we all have limited time for our rendering of our 3D walk through, which I'm told takes painfully long.
It is although a predicted thing between our group, as to the reason that we are constantly doing this every semester and every year, which is leaving everything to the last minute. but im told i work better under pressure. Although, the bright light at the end of the tunnel is almost in sight in terms of the much needed holidays. Hopefully do an advanced revit course during the break, and do some much needed R&R. I wish all the B-Tech students the best of luck for the up coming portfolios and may no one have a corrupt file or broken usb.....touch wood!!!!! tell Murphy's law to go screw himself!!!!!
here's something to leave a smile on your face and brighten our day a little bit more.

SUIT UP!!!!!!