"Maybe if you did something like this? I don't know how an interface with a different alloy would affect the cathodic protection of the Cor-Ten, or vice versa (or if this kills your motif), but it's a thought."
"I'm all about this concept. I did a project in school that incorporated a skatepark into the campus of a corporation I invented. The company was a clothing/pads/accessories manufacturer, and the skatepark was located in a central courtyard and…"
"While doing structural work, I remember seeing a series of software used to design steel structures (you input the location of columns/beams/cross-bracing and the loads, the software gave you the sizes of each member - another software then spit out…"
"I’m not going to worry just yet. We are not a plug in to a formula profession, even though it’s a part of what we do - it's not what we do. We have so many variables in what we do. Things like real creativity, actually knowing what…"
"I like to think that people hire me to look at things differently .... that is why I had to get out of the civil site planning office. Something like what is described would be a God send if it kept people from bothering me to put a row of trees in…"
"I am usually skeptical of a computer program that does design for us. However, I saw some of the videos on the site and am curious about how they draw parking lots: a design type that is pretty straight-forward but still requires at least X…"
"I think it's highly likely that computer software will replace a large portion of what designers do, even down to say starting with an image/form that you like and the software being able to interpret it and add it to the design, modify it and…"
"Sounds like it's more likely to replace civil engineers than us. I didn't see anything in the video that suggested it could design a planting bed (even if it can place trees, that's not a whole planting plan) or a paving pattern…"
Recently, my brother (a civil engineer) brought a program known as "SITEOPS" to my attention. To oversimplify, you select a site in Google maps, provide a property line and a few other parameters, and it will create a functional site concept complete with parking, access drives, grading, surface and sub-surface infrastructure, etc... then run through millions (?) of calculations to provide the optimal balance of cut and fill and make suggestions for re-routing drives and buildings that the user…See More
"First, congratulations on the job! Second, if you're still looking to improve your hand graphics (and I think we should all be doing so), maybe a circle template and a flexible curve (and/or set of french curves) will help until you get more…"
"I was unaware of this function, but it appears to achieve the same end as using "ctrl+shift+c", and specifying 0,0,0, (origin) as the basepoint, then pasting with the origin in the new drawing. I suppose that probably came up on the…"
I recently acquired a copy of LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: DOCUMENTATION STANDARDS (WILEY) in the hope of improving the quality of my team's construction document organisation and production.It's a fantastic book but one reference puzzled me.On several…Continue
I have an outdoor space connected to the house in souther California that receives sun in the late morning to the late afternoon. I'd like to create shelter by planting a vine on suspended wires forming a pergola over the space which faces…Continue
Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone can offer some resources for how Landscape Architecture might be used to remediate oil sands sites? Everything I've found so far is generally experimental, and given my lack of knowledge, I'm having trouble finding…Continue