The video, below, of the Apple Campus 2 construction site, shot with a DJI Phantom 2 with GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition micro copter, is well worth taking a look at, not just because its Apple new head quarters, but because there is so much to see about a large site, the set up and most of all the construction at such an early stage. From access, to site layout, to the way certain areas are slightly more advanced than others.
I can, see that the site contractor might want to use this technique to view his site, although I take it that this video was not done with his sanction. It looks like this was done when no one was working, although thats probably why it was done. Still the CPD is worth at least 1/2 hour, with the view of just over 8 mins, plus a couple of re runs to see various sections, and view the mass concrete, plus the very neat site layout, very clean.
The use of these small and relatively cheap little units to view high level construction, inspect roofs, and gutters, flashings and general detail is so good.
But all the same, its well worth the view, at just over 8 mins long, its not going to take up to much time, so enjoy. Take a look at the Gizmodo link I have included, it has several animations of the way the side will ultimately look like, they are excellent .
This morning, its been a Scanning Articles marathon, by that, I mean I have been looking through that pile of free magazines, sales bunff, and other bits of article I have removed from tabloid papers. The pile has been substantially reduced and Evernote is now the wiser, or I will be, if I ever need the information, and every so often I do need it, as I search in Google, it comes up as a side panel, and shows that I did read something about the subject, and saved it away. I am away soon on hols, my laptop has been banned, but my iPad will be with me on the premise that I use it to read books, of which I have staked it up with a load of free books from Amazon Kindle store, The point here is that I will sync it as I leave and there will be a number of articles ready to read. So thats sunday morning, not a lot going on, just a little work, oh and several new jobs have come in, so a little paperwork to send out, and acknowledge. I have also rsarected an old iPhone 4, stipped it of all but essentials and left plenty of space for photos, my main phone will be used, but only in port, the spair as its now called will be for day to day use, I hate to see a good phone wasted, so this is a good chance to get some use for it, if it’s stollen, there is little on it that will show me or my personal life, the photos will be synced to a flickr account, so not lost.
I saw this article on Zite last night and immediately started a new project to research this standard, the ZEB (Zero Energy Building) standard.
I can recommend reading the article on Tree hugger, its a good start, but there is so much to go at here.
Most of all its the whole life look at a house. unlike the the Passivhaus standard, which looks at the use only, I like this approach, and will make it a priority in my CPD.
I did an initial search on Google and the first hit was of course Wiki, the article here is extensive and needs a lot of time to go through it and make notes, so look again for an update on this.
I searched for a photo of one of these houses, and for some reason all I could find was todays picture of Star Wars Lego,,,,, go figure !, but hey, I live both so it stays.