When designing an escargot farm, some suggest that a 7.5 cm wide strip of copper will keep snails in external enclosures because they get a slight ‘shock’ when they try to glide over it. This, I assume, has an electric fence effect discharging [static?] static electricity as the snail slime touches the copper.
I’ll have a go at this idea at the HoBB to see if it works so if you have or know of any 7.5 cm wide copper strip, contact me. I have tried barriers of curved overhanging metal and even teasels but so far not discovered a barrier that works on all snail sizes and in all weathers.
Waves ~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant
With a set of five different building photographs ‘torn from various trade magazines’, the brief was to incorporate certain features from each picture to form a totally new building for the Rolls Royce dealership, Balmoral UK.
At a stage when directors are busy discussing ‘site potentials’ and considering ‘development options’ it is time consuming to open a new CAD file and run up specific or even modular plans and elevations so a sketch is required.
Preparing sketches is cost effective, saves time and promotes speedy understanding at all levels. More designers and developers are visualising nowadays to improve communication across an ever widening group of interested parties keener than ever before to know more about the built environment.
USA market researchers regularly use development sketches, mostly photo-composites, to gauge neighbourhood views and petition support prior to planning applications. In contrast, European contracts are more often awarded following a lot of detailed design work by which time much money and effort has been spent even in the case of development Competitions where ‘risk expenditure’ should be kept low