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Newsletter 18

Assessing Value

An item’s value depends on the viewpoint of the appraiser. In the movie Moneyball, the Oakland Athletics decided to think differently about the value they placed on baseball players; one …

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Newsletter 17

Keep Learning

In an age of ever-developing technology and continuous competition, we need to keep learning. Sometimes we can learn by surrounding ourselves and working with talented people. Sometimes we learn from …

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News

Bannerman Consultants Addresses Spam

In Canada, new anti-spam legislation only came into effect on July 1, 2014. However, from the very first Bannerman Consultants electronic newsletter published in July 2009 our policy…

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Newsletter 16

Innovation and Innovators

Innovation is a key mechanical engineering aptitude and it is constructive to deliberately develop this skill. With this aim, it is generally profitable to take a look around at successful …

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Milltown Marina Boat Lift in Full Operation

Bannerman Consultants has completed the mechanical design and integrity analysis of a new boat lift that has been installed at Milltown Marina in the Marpole neighbourhood of Vancouver, Canada. The lift is believed…

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Newsletter 15

Questions to Consider

Starting with their headlines, two articles pose questions to their readers. The idea, of course, is to make you think about your own situation. The other articles describe two engineering …

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Newsletter 14

Developing New Technology

This set of articles considers aspects of new technology development. At the start of a project, creativity and innovation are especially critical. They can be kindled by a collaborative environment …

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Newsletter 13

Specialists

These articles present different approaches to sharing an engineering specialisation. Some specialists consult into complementary fields of application and some circulate their techniques more widely via templates. In wider society, …

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Newsletter 12

The Scientific Method Applied Elsewhere

Those of us with scientific and engineering backgrounds often take certain things for granted, including the benefits of the scientific method and the fact that we can incrementally improve most …