Topic: Classroom

Home-building can be a String of Bad Decisions Combined with the Ignorant Expectation that Nothing Can Go Wrong

Home-building can be a String of Bad Decisions Combined with the Ignorant Expectation that Nothing Can Go Wrong

Home-building can be a String of Bad Decisions Combined with the Ignorant Expectation that Nothing Can Go Wrong Home-building decisions should be made by informed thoughts, and a rational look into the future to see the outcome of a logical chain Read more
SHIFTING FOUNDATION; This One is About Teaching and Learning

SHIFTING FOUNDATION; This One is About Teaching and Learning

The basic structure of the American system of education at all grade levels, its very foundation, must dramatically shift. Emphasis must be on : Fundamentals of Finance : Money management, budget planning, saving money by not spending, c Read more
Lines and Circles of Life and Business

Lines and Circles of Life and Business

A very influential friend of mine, Curtis Jackson Wall, died this week on July 6th, 2019. I was first introduced to him many years ago by his son, also Curtis, who is like a brother to me. I told Mr. Wall I was about to open my own business drawing Read more
Codes for Climate Change

Codes for Climate Change

Hotter. Colder. Wetter. Dryer. This is called climate load, and it comes in an evermore random order. The need to design homes and buildings which can live through many decades of crazy weather is upon us. Long overdue are standards of constructi Read more
Blame for Hurricane-Michael-Related Building Code Failure is Misplaced

Blame for Hurricane-Michael-Related Building Code Failure is Misplaced

Video posts on social media, which appeared even as Hurricane Michael roared across the Florida panhandle, revealed buildings falling down, and whole structures lifted up and away. Also revealed was that the hurricane was an almost irresistible force Read more
Pattern of Power for the People

Pattern of Power for the People

It is not enough to have sacred laws to lead citizens, unless those citizens are prudent of mind by learning, and strong of body by exercise, that they may lead themselves and others, as well as defend themselves from oppressors. Andrea Palladio - 15 Read more
BUILDING CODES ARE OPEN TO INTERPRETATION, BUT ONLY BY THE BOSS

BUILDING CODES ARE OPEN TO INTERPRETATION, BUT ONLY BY THE BOSS

In the part of my career which could be called 'long ago' there was a point in time when see-through fireplaces were being built in homes in cities around mine, and in states surrounding mine, but not in my own home town. That's because the chief bui Read more
Wont Work Never Will

Wont Work Never Will

Given project conditions that will never change, numbers that don't work are numbers that never will work. Stop the project.   Read more
Homebuilding is Mysterious

Homebuilding is Mysterious

Homebuilding is mysterious. Whether it's professionals trying to build and sell, or individuals trying to find a place to live, Earth is a planet of home-seekers who know too little about how the dwelling industry works. No single step is hard to do. Read more