Day 2: During the second day of MSA live we split in two groups. The building team and the booklet design team worked on their respective tasks. The design team researched mycelium and its usage for insulation, as well as started analyzing ideas for the layout of the booklet. The building team was tasked with designing the shed and lean, whereas the booklet design team was in charge of creating a booklet for the project.
The building team started their day by discussing the models that were created on the first day. They analyzed the best design ideas and used them as a starting point for their new plans. Then, started sketching plans, sections, and elevations for the shed and lean. Also, looked at precedents and thought about the best storage ideas for the shed. As the day progressed, the building team put their heads together and collaborated to come up with a final set of drawings.
Overall, it was an exciting and productive day.
Posted 10 May 2023 21:55
On the third day of the MSA Live project, the building team started morning by meeting with the client in the Boiler House. We discussed the design ideas that we had brainstormed the previous day and got client feedback to refine our design. Once we concluded our design idea, we began to delve into the material selection process.
Selecting the right materials is crucial for any construction project, and we wanted to ensure that we chose materials that would be sturdy, long-lasting, and eco-friendly. We had a thorough discussion about the various options available to us and narrowed down the best choices.
After a short lunch break, we continued our work by creating Sketchup models and CAD drawings of the construction. This step was vital to the process as it allowed us to visualize the final product and make any necessary adjustments before we started construction.
Overall, Day 3 was a busy yet productive day for the building team. We were able to make significant progress on the project and were thrilled to see our plans coming together. We're looking forward to what Day 4 has in store for us!
Posted 11 May 2023 20:04
Day 4 for the eco-shed project started with a productive meeting in the Boiler House. The team gathered together to draw technical CAD drawings as blueprints to start building on Monday. These drawings were also used to calculate all the material quantities needed to order for the build.
Once the meeting was over, the team headed to the wood workshop for a tool and equipment introduction with Steve, from the Boiler House. The team learnt how to use different types of saws, drills, sanders, and other tools we will use to build the eco-shelter. A thorough health and safety briefing was also presented, which was essential to ensure that everyone remains safe throughout the building process.
After the safety briefing, the team got to try out some of the tools for wood cutting. Everyone was excited to get started, and quickly found out that woodworking requires a lot of patience, precision, and attention to detail. Team started with some basic tasks, such as cutting wooden planks As the day progressed, everyone became more confident and skilled with the tools.
Overall, day 4 was a great success.
Posted 15 May 2023 15:08