Reclassification of Coastal Hazard Areas!

CaptureThe government in Queensland has made the decision to reclassify coastal hazard areas based on the potential for sea levels to rise. This decision is expected to benefit both long term planning and local councils in deciding on the use for land in these hazard areas. The decision has been applauded by industry members and experts as a way to enable more prudent planning and decision making for future land development designs. Continue reading

Skyscrapers!

Skyscrapers-Mirror-1024x768In a world where things are constantly pushed to be bigger and better engineers are at the front line of boundary pushing innovation. Add cheaper and faster to the list of expectations and failures are bound to occur. Failure however is not just the mother of innovation, but also of civil engineering enterprise. Where one fails another learns, and engineers are coming up with solutions that provide possibilities for increasingly incredible structures. As new materials are developed designers utilise them to greater performance and in tackling unprecedented challenges, engineers must refine safety margins. They must also consider greater variables and are held accountable for remarkable successes that would not be possible with a more conservative, less intensive design process. Continue reading

A Career in Automotive & Transportation Design?

imagesAutomotive designers deal with both the aesthetics and ergonomics of road vehicles. They fall into a role within transportation design that has as much to do with art as usability, working mostly with automobiles such as cars, buses, motorbikes, vans, and trucks, these automotive designers are here to fulfil three main elements within a much larger transport design setting.

Using primarily graphic design they work with interior, exterior, colour and trim. A great deal of consumers in this department will adopt their vehicle as part of their image, making automotive design a crucial part of transport design. Continue reading