Here we are setting up our final outputs for our review day. Then we listened to the two other groups presentations and watched a video for the testing of each of the floating structures. John Bridge from Croft Goode architects also joined us on the day.
Posted 17 May 2014 23:38
Our last day working as a group gathering together our sketches, pictures and information to create the two A2 presentation boards ready for our review tomorrow.
Posted 16 May 2014 00:53
This shows the process of testing the weight from the brief today at Sale water park. It managed to withstand the weight of 6 bricks until it gave way.
Posted 14 May 2014 17:39
We fully assembled our prototype model today as it is to be assembled while the flooding occurs so it can be easily stored away and not be reminded. Ready to be tested.
Posted 14 May 2014 17:34
Today we finished the model and approved that it folds up, ready to test it on wednesday in Sale Water Park where we will finish assembling it.
Posted 12 May 2014 15:58
Over the weekend I created some basic 1:20 drawings at A3, finalising what our temporary floating structure looks like.
Posted 12 May 2014 15:06
We discussed and tested what material we thought was best to get the idea of the structural frame across and then packed the pieces up into a neat pile to finish the day.
Posted 9 May 2014 15:47
This shows part of the process in making the underneath of the structure and how each panel will connect up by tightening a thread of string.
Posted 9 May 2014 15:03
Today we started making the prototype model for our floating temporary structure. We chose foam board for the base and sides as it is lightweight, waterproof and it floats.
Posted 9 May 2014 14:54
Andy Cameron who is also a civil engineer gave us some advice on how our temporary floating shelter would work and how it could be improved.
Posted 7 May 2014 16:47
A presentation by Andy Cameron from the Environment Agency speaking about the impacts and responses to flooding.
Posted 7 May 2014 16:35
We discussed all the initial ideas that each of us had and came up with the best design. I developed diagrams of how the system would work.
Posted 7 May 2014 15:58