We want to know whether our super-fun Scale Rule workshops are any use. So we have made some quizzes! You can read more about the quiz here.
No! We’re staying relevant. Or, at least, we’re telling everyone that we are.
Phil and Dan wrote an article called “Staying Relevant – new ways to assess engineering aptitude” for the Institution of Structural Engineers’ Journal about Future Trends in Structural Engineering, to make sure that everyone knows how relevant we really are. You can find the article here for free if you’re a member of the IStructE, and at the princely sum of £9+VAT if you are not.*
Here is a nice picture from our article:
*If you are not a member, email us and we can discuss give you a brief synopsis of our relevance.
This year there has been some fuss over The Supreme Award for Structural Engineering, or The Award for Structural Artistry – connoisseurs of engineering know that the real IStructE award of note is the Arts and Entertainment Structures Award.
Thus and so, it is with much excitement and fanfare that we send our congratulations to the Nottingham team of Next Generation Design Scale Rulers, who are the proud recipients of the 2019 Arts and Entertainment Structures Award from the IStructE Midlands regional group.
Cracking work by the Nottingham Scale Rule team for getting this beautiful structure up. It’s taken a lot of hard work to get to this point so well done to everyone involved for sticking the course. Particular thanks also to Hanson Plywood for supplying all the material.
(Photo’s courtesy of Leonard design)
It certainly is! and doesn’t it make mighty fine chairs?
Who’d have thought a load of old cardboard, bottles and sticky tape would create so much fun? (everyone I hear you answer).
Well done to everyone who helped out (Simona + Pauline + Veronica + Annabel) and to Open City for organising the Open House Families event and to all the kids who turned up and had so much fun making chairs. For more info check out the project page where you can scroll through for some home improvement inspiration.
This years NGD pavilion is officially open for business! Hopefully you can all make it down to Clerkenwell Design Week to see the marvel for itself. Those carefully painted pink ends, cute feet and the stretch of fabric flashing across all combine to create the 8th wonder of the world.
And just look at those happy and relieved faces of our volunteers who made such an amazing contribution.
…than you can shake a stick at.
Well done and thanks to all the amazing volunteers and students who helped with the NGD 2019 build over the weekend! More wood, more cutting and more drilling than any project attempted so far. And the end result looks amazing so make sure you get down to CDW this week (21-23rd May) to see it. It won’t be around for long!
We have an early release preview!
This year a timber lattice takes a ‘casting’ of the St John’s Gate. After Clerkwenwell Design week, the frame will be remounted in the nearby St James Churchyard to relocate a trace of St John’s Gate into a new, more publicly accessible context.
Like all retiring pavilions, Past/present/future dreamt of nothing else but returning to the wild to be with the birds, bees, plants and trees. And so it’s dream has been realised, finding a new home and new friends in the rolling hills of Kew Gardens. For a limited time… After which it’ll be put back in storage hopefully to one day see the outside world again.