Nobody can deny that new technologies are the future. No, actually more like the present. It is really hard to stop the fast changing world, where new things, mostly in the digital world are changing our lives and unknowingly other things as well. What I’m getting at: the internet is changing everything.
Do you remember the “Good Old Days…? Younger professionals may have no idea what I’m talking about. The design professional, for example the architect or engineer made his or her drawings on vellum, mostly with pencil and then came that awful stinky smelling process – because ammonia was used – the so called “Blue printing” […]
Do you remember the opinion splitting article I wrote on “Earthquakes and Fracking” or “What the frack?”. In that piece I humbly had the opinion, that although many environmentalists use fracking as an evil method, that creates earthquakes, therefore it should be banned, the truth is that earthquakes happen so deep underground, that fracking has […]
Did you know that high-rise building floor beams are deliberately designed weaker, so that in case of a failure of the column-beam connection, the beam will fail and not the column? This is important because a structure can function with a failed floor beam, but cannot with a failed vertical column.
Not too many people are aware that our kids going to private schools are not as well protected as kids attending public schools. What do I mean? When the great Long Beach earthquake hit in 1933, it brought 70 school buildings tumbling down. Officials said thousands could have been killed if schools had been in […]