Tuesday, 5 February 2008

My First Project

This is my first ever project. I was in my 5th year as a Civil Engineering student at Aquinas University when the late Arch. Jesus Binaday asked me to design the structure of a proposed cantilever choir loft.

Designing cantilever sturcture involves risk. If you commit an error, there is a great chance the structure will collapse. Imagine a table with only two legs, you would note that it's not easy to make it stand up. On the other hand a table with four legs, even weak ones, can still stand up.

The main loft is only supported with two columns concealed within the exsiting wall. As far as I remember this has been built sometime in early month of 1989, making it about 20 years old now.

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