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Posts Tagged ‘construction’

A Da Vinci Bridge – 15th Century Engineering

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Okay 1502 AD is technically the 16th Century, but the engineering was already in existence.

VERY cool – You can build it on the spot if there’s available timber, no connectors required, and you can knock it down and take it with you once your army has crossed the stream, arroyo, ravine or ditch. Here’s one in use (with planks installed):

This kid constructed one without notches or connectors, using friction and compression only.

[Top image from Da Vinci. 2nd image from here, video from here, links found in here.]

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Masonry Death Star

Monday, 12 February 2018

[Found here.]

Wish you were here.

Monday, 19 June 2017

It’s the tallest building west of the Mississippi, and those guys are perched on the spire atop the Wilshire Grand Center, Los Angeles, in September 2016. The spire is purely decorative, serves no purpose other than to support a beacon (and perhaps an ego, IMO).

[Image found here.]

Cat Pavers

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Cat Pavers

[Found here.]

Safety In The Workplace – Always Wear Ear Protection When Using Power Tools

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Safety In The Workplace

The hell with sawhorses. Shut up, hold still and be a man.

[Found here, via here.]

Johann Tetris – 1928-2009

Sunday, 19 April 2009

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Cartersville, GA  (Strutts News Services) – Even in an economic downturn, many businesses flourish. Tetris Constructions is one of them. Regardless, Johann “Joe” Tetris died yesterday afternoon of natural causes, succumbing to HSB.  HSB is known to laymen as “He Stopped Breathing.”

Johann Tetris 1993 TED Convention (Strutts News Services Archive Photo)

Johann Tetris at 1993 TED Conference (Strutts News Services Archive Photo)

TC founder Tetris was born into poverty but not by choice.  He’d intended to be born into wealth, but those dreams were squelched by economic forces beyond his control.  Ever since birth, Tetris fought to rise above the dirt-floor/waxed-paper windows of his childhood to create one of the most lasting icons of the “Information Age.”  That icon would be Tetris Constructions.

Tetris’ work is recobanized throughout the civilized world as cutting edge modular construction:  fast paced, low cost, rarely finished, but in Tetris’ own inimitable iconic style.

Some call it brutal. Others are both alarmed and enthralled at the possibilities and potentials of the breakneck speed of real-time design, combined with the willy-nilly construction system that Tetris Constructions promotes.

The TC motto sums it up: “We Build Faster than an Honest European Lunchbreak.”  Johann Tetris will be missed by many, but his legacy endures.

– Janessa Vapors (Strutts News Services)

[Found here.]


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