by mel starrs on May 17, 2008

in News

What I’ve been reading about: Google SketchUp – Go Green – Many people use Google SketchUp in the early stages of their designs, when decisions they make can have the greatest potential impact on the way their buildings perform. We wanted to create a place to showcase some of the innovative work that folks are […]


Dysfunctional Workplace

by mel starrs on February 29, 2008

in Management

I found this post on The Top 25 Signs of a Dysfunctional Workplace via Tim Berry and would normally just have added to my feed. Until I read the comments from T R. : Thanks, sometimes it is difficult to understand if it’s you or your work place that is dysfunctional. I work for […]

{ 2 comments } for February 15th

by mel starrs on February 16, 2008

in News

What caught my eye today, February 15th: The High Cost of Low Trust – Stephen Covey on trust in the business place: “With low trust, you get a lot of rules and regulations that take the place of human judgment and creativity” Ultimate House Design – Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) redesigns the house – […]


Is BIM the future?

by mel starrs on November 13, 2007

in Engineering & Science

BIM (Building Information Modelling) has long been the way I think the industry ought to work. It just seems so logical to me. The premise is simple – build an intelligent 3D model of a building which can be exported and manipulated by various designers, including architects, structural engineers and building services engineers. This model […]


3D mayhem?

by mel starrs on May 15, 2006

in Uncategorized

Found this article which is worth reading in full. I have been an advocate for 3D design since I can remember. Perhaps it’s because I’m (almost) young enough to be of the playstation generation, but to design in 3D just seems logical to me. I was quite surprised by the statistic that Arup have only […]