Use the Google Search box below to locate specific segments of the
Grace and Pearman unbuilding story.
The Learning Center - restoring the fun of learning with links to
More and more folks are asking why I am telling the story of
Building the Ravenel Bridge and
Unbuilding the Grace and
Pearman Bridges. I have a passion for learning and how to convey to
others the fun in learning.
Learning is all about brain training and learning creates options for us
and more options give us flexibility in the way we care for our families,
friends and communities - often in ways that we could not
Early learning centers were around story tellers and monastaries because
that is where the experiences and books were.
Over time, no university could survive without
its own library of resources and if I wanted to learn something I had to
travel to the local community or university library.
The Internet evaporates distance - so when I need to learn something,
my travel is from wherever I am to the nearest web browser.
My view is that the world is now the library,
the Internet makes the world's learning opportunities available to all,
and Google is the card catalog (even more).
This week's work (Dec 1, 2005)
with Mickey Rogers and Advanced Blasting Services taught
me a lot and last night I decided to add links to learning resources
that enable you to chase your curiosity and learn more about
implosions or sequencing explosive charges. Now I think its time to backtrack
and add learning links to other stories - about excavators, their operators,
about project management, and iron worker acrobatics.
So I created this new section called The Learning Center (in the menu bar).
There is another very selfish reason for introducing this change. The
web access statistics for all my scientific work, spiders etc show that
about 80% of the viewers spend less than 2 minutes on my web pages. However
with either the Ravenel page or this Unbuilding page, < 49% of visitors spend
< 2 minutes on these pages. 42% of visitors spend > 2 minutes on these pages.
So if I have your attention, I'm going to try to increase the learning
opportunities for you, your friends and your kids. -
If you have suggestions, know of links or ideas that want a home
within some of the
story segments, send me your ideas email. Frank 12/2/2005.
August 09, 2005 15:59 Topic: About demolition, excavators, rebar, reinforced concrete and hydraulic backhoe An early bite of the bridge