APA just released a free publication on advanced framing techniques full of information and construction details. From their description: Advanced framing – also known as optimum value engineering (OVE) – was developed by the NAHB Research Center, an independent subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), in the 1970s for the purpose of […] Read more..
A weekend trip to Boston gave us a chance to finally visit the USS Constitution. Unfortunately the ship wasn’t open, but we still were able to walk around it and visit the museum. I like the perspective in the image above because their storage of old timbers in the shipyard nicely shows what this amazing […] Read more..
BCT Students in my BCT 420 and ECO 697SB classes just finished modeling 30+ buildings at Amherst College in 3D. Once approved by Google, those will appear in the official “3D Buildings” layer in Google Earth. Follow the link below to watch a video or download the KMZ file for Google Earth: http://blogs.umass.edu/bct420-schreyer/student-work/amherst-college-in-3d
Even though snow has largely spared our area of Massachusetts this winter, a little bit of extra greenery was needed in the house. A trip to Michael’s and a good amount of hot-melt-glue later, this is what resulted: A wall-hanging pseudo-green-wall! Looks quite nice and best of all – I don’t have to water it.
Interesting art piece that combines wood, space and urban design: Migrating Landscapes brings wood city to Toronto
I just noticed something familiar in the images in Google’s latest blog post on the Turner Construction SketchUp Pro casestudy: That window in the right side of the screen is of course my Ruby Code Editor plugin! Great to see it put to such good use. Google’s post shows nicely how Turner uses SketchUp Pro […] Read more..
One of these old macs was standing around in our hallway at the office – waiting for its trip to the dump. So I rescued it, gave it a fresh coat of paint and decided it was time to green things up a little. Here’s the process: No real Ivy was hurt in the making […] Read more..