Architectural Technologist – A technical overview of Venice

by scays on 24/05/2012

English: Taken from the Rialto Bridge, a lone ...

English: Taken from the Rialto Bridge, a lone gondolier takes his gondola up the Grand Canal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This 20 min film on the technical aspects of Venice is really quite good, from the way the lagoon works to the  building techniques, all are looked at from the damaged buildings, to the repairs, to the services.

There is a lot to see in this short video, from the construction to the Architecture, the way the Viennese lived and the way the buildings were used. The technical aspects of maintaining these buildings is well explained, from the water to the penetration, to the methods of stopping the deterioration of the brickwork, to the way the buildings are actually constructed.

I have been to Venice many times from business to several short holidays,  where each time I have been  subjected to the usual cultural tour, I would dearly like to go on one, looking at the content of this excellent video. Even the weather comes into play with the constant flooding, and having been in Venice when it was flooded, its worthy of some thought to the buildings.

CPD is again huge, looking at the video is a clear 1/2 hour, but adding just a little research into brickwork,repair techniques, timber decay,structure, and there is a lot to consider here, to basic services, I would expect a good 1 hour, perhaps more, I will claim the hour I think, and have rated it a quality “10″ piece of CPD.

Don’t forget, I will host a tech hangout every Friday at 3 pm, call in to chat, moan,find out something, anything to do with Architectural Technology. follow me on Google + “+stevescaysbrook”


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