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by qon
December 28, 2014, 5:42 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

Melbourne University seismic test of light steel frame house

Steel Framing Seismic. Check out how Steel Framing performs in an earthquake. NASH test Melbourne University.
House damaged but structurally safe, tested to magnitude Richter scale 9.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... 1mCLTDlHGc
by qon
December 15, 2014, 8:41 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

light steel frame building totally survive 6.9 eartquake

".. But in our tests, the building exceeded expectations and sustained only a small amount of damage after the MCE. This is great! Safe structures for everyone!..." What is the difference between the DBE and MCE? The MCE is significantly stronger than the DBE, and is quite rare. Typically, there is ...
by qon
December 15, 2014, 8:29 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

light steel frame building totally survive 6.9 eartquake

SWD This was a full scale 2 storey's building of light weight steel conducted by Department of Civil engineering John Hopkins Uni; impressive to see it passed a 6.9 earthquake shake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y2Kh3lXJstM http://www.livescience.com/39335-shake-table-stru...
by qon
December 10, 2014, 4:37 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Solar energy Incentive
Replies: 597
Views: 40534

Solar energy Incentive

Caveat: watch the input specs to the inverter ie.current & voltage max
by qon
December 8, 2014, 8:32 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Solar energy Incentive
Replies: 597
Views: 40534

Solar energy Incentive

Hi There are merits in both setup, series=current source, parallel=voltage source, the two are interrelated, although internal electrical works differently. In series mode, think of each panel as a battery ie. voltage produced and current; this however is a function of the amount of sun light, that ...
by qon
December 1, 2014, 1:51 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Solar energy Incentive
Replies: 597
Views: 40534

Solar energy Incentive

SWD Sharing my isolating 3 ways switch system To switch 1) Switch off SW1 to isolate refrigeration unit 2) by default power is from Solar inverter 3) switch over to select external source 4) Switch 3 to select source: Diesel or Electricity. NO problem leaving it on either when solar. Allow power sou...
by qon
November 30, 2014, 10:06 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction

Hi I think there is a market for such gutter system for Udon, even use low Mpa steel (300Mpa is a walk on able in the right roof profile, span 1.5m), let say 100-150Mpa. Nice gutter will dress up a house 10 folds:) Years ago when I was still scratching for a living, I looked into the aluminum gutter...
by qon
November 30, 2014, 9:56 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Solar energy Incentive
Replies: 597
Views: 40534

Solar energy Incentive

Hi
Here is a challenge! how to design a 3 ways backup system: Solar, grid eletricity, diesel. Interruption and switch over system is not a problem, design for a stand alone cool room system. The challenge is in the fool proofed 3 way switch system. All systems are calibrated to power requirements.
by qon
November 30, 2014, 8:41 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction

Hi My research paints a different picture, no doubt the cheap made bricks and blocks and low labor will continue to fill certain gaps. The issue is as people expectations rise in terms of finishes and high standards, people will be looking for a more cost effective solution. We have to remember for ...
by qon
November 28, 2014, 8:22 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction

3 storey's-1.jpg
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Limit by imaginations
by qon
November 28, 2014, 8:06 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction

It's amazing what the engineers have designed with light weigh steelframe
by qon
November 17, 2014, 9:43 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction

Countries that had adopted stick house building method such as the US, South Africa, Japan, AUstralia and New Zealand had been quicker to take up this light weigh steelframe technology. As for Asia it does require a shift in mind set from concrete to appreciate the cost benefits and flexibility of t...
by qon
November 17, 2014, 5:52 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction

No, this technology is 50 years old started from Japan after WII when timber was in short supply. The new 3D printer for houses will incur huge investment just imagine a big 'ink' jet printer squirting out blobs of cement, all the pumps and maintenance associate with it. Yes, it is possible but I do...
by qon
November 15, 2014, 11:55 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

US NAVY evaluates light weigh steelframe construction

SWD
This method of construction has now been available in the region for 3 years
by qon
September 15, 2014, 8:03 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Home show
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Home show

Ya! but since the show don't come to town, we should should go to the show :) I saw Nokair running specials for B638 one way.
by qon
September 14, 2014, 1:18 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Aluminum Kitchen Cabinets and Granite Counter tops
Replies: 10
Views: 2548

Aluminum Kitchen Cabinets and Granite Counter tops

Hi I am surprised why local people like to do their kitchen in bricks and tiles ?!chunky, damp, heavy, limited in design. If you check on line you will see many howto DIY laminate tops, faux concrete that look like timber or marble and other natural stone. It is very easy with a little practice to d...
by qon
September 14, 2014, 12:56 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: New 600,000 baht house
Replies: 303
Views: 44226

New 600,000 baht house

Hi Aluminum! that will make it very expensive :), galvanized it is mate. It will come! the time, for a more cost effective construction method. As is now, many builders replicate what they see instead of engineer design a house for a purpose. Some house 300x300 pillars for single storey! that size w...
by qon
September 14, 2014, 12:29 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Home show
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Home show

One coming up in BKK 3-5 Oct 2014
http://www.architectexpo.com/
by qon
September 4, 2014, 7:32 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Solar energy Incentive
Replies: 597
Views: 40534

Solar energy Incentive

I just thought of something! on a safety nature, if the infrastructure (outside of your property) is not properly setup, it can be deadly. Imagine some work has to be done on the supply line, the electricity people would cut the supply at some breaker, but all these houses with solar would still be ...

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