INTRODUCTION TO THE NBR-XA, SANS 10400 XA & SANS 204 WORKSHOPS Physical Address: 117B Musgrave Park, 18 Musgrave Road, Durban, 4001 Postal Address: Postnet.

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INTRODUCTION TO THE NBR-XA,
SANS 10400 XA & SANS 204
WORKSHOPS
Physical Address: 117B Musgrave Park, 18 Musgrave Road, Durban, 4001
Postal Address: Postnet Suite 149 • Private Bag X504 • Northway 4065
Tel: 031 202 4726 • Email: [email protected] • www.saibd.co.za
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PART ONE
WHY?
Why is Government making our life difficult?
Are we willing to adapt to this new legislation?
Why do we need to adapt?
The argument is that the status quo works fine.
Why do we need these new laws?
This first section makes a small attempt to answer the above questions.
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THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN
HOW BIG IS THE EARTH?
WHAT IS THE CIRCUMFERENCE?
HOW MUCH OF AGRICULTURAL LAND
IS THERE? TO GIVE US FOOD
HOW MUCH OF FRESHWATER IS THERE? TO
TO LIVE OFF
HOW LONG WILL THE FOSSIL FUELS WE
HAVE WILL LAST? TO GIVE US ENERGY
Image thanks to Google Earth
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THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN
WHAT IS THE CIRCUMFERENCE?
40,075 km
SOUNDS A LOT - NO
THAT IS 12.5 RETURN TRIPS
TO CAPETOWN.
THE AVERAGE PERSON DRIVES
30000 km A YEAR. SO IN ONE &
A THIRD YEARS OF DRIVING YOU
COULD HAVE CIRCUMVENTED
EARTH, OR 40 DAYS OF DRIVING
10 HOURS A DAY
THAT’S HOW SMALL
THE EARTH OUR HOME IS
I’m changing my address to third rock from the sun
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THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN
HOW MUCH OF AGRICULTURAL LAND IS THERE?
13,812,040 km² Arable land
1,484,087 km² Permanent crops
33,556,943 km² Permanent Pastures
48,853,070 km² TOTAL
7,080,000,000 (7.08 BILLION) 2013 world population
Total farm land PER PERSON = 0.0069km²
That is 6900 m² of land to provide food per person.
That is 1.7 Acre. The average person
requires 1.6 Acre of land for food
AT THE CURRENT POPULATION GROWTH
WILL THERE BE ENOUGH LAND TO FEED US
SHOCKING!
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THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN
HOW MUCH OF FRESHWATER IS THERE?
The largest sphere represents all of Earth's water, and its
diameter is about 860 miles. It would have a volume of
about 1,386,000,000 cubic kilometres km3. The sphere
includes all the water in the oceans, ice caps, lakes, and
rivers, as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and
even the water in you, your dog, and your tomato plant.
How much of the total water is fresh water, which people
and many other life forms need to survive? The blue
sphere over Kentucky represents the world's liquid fresh
water (groundwater, lakes, swamp water, and rivers). The
volume comes to about 10,633,450 km3, of which 99 % is
groundwater, much of which is not accessible to humans.
The diameter of this sphere is about 272.8 kilometres.
Do you notice that "tiny" bubble over Atlanta, Georgia?
That one represents fresh water in all the lakes and rivers
on the planet, and most of the water people and life of earth need every day comes from these surface-water
sources. The volume of this sphere is about 93,113 km3. The diameter of this sphere is about 56.2 kilometres.
Yes, Lake Michigan looks way bigger than this sphere, but you have to try to imagine a bubble almost 56km
high—whereas the average depth of Lake Michigan is less than 91 meters.
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THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN
HOW MUCH OF FRESHWATER IS THERE?
A zoom in in the water sphere’s
World's liquid fresh
Water 10,633,450
km3 World's liquid
fresh. Most of it is
hidden underground
or in ice caps, not
accessible to us
All of Earth's water
1,386,000,000 km3
fresh water in all the
lakes and rivers on the
planet, 93,113 km3
Accessible fresh water
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THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN
HOW MUCH OF FRESHWATER IS THERE?
The average person needs a minimum of 5 litres of water per day to survive in a moderate climate at an average
activity level.
The average person in the United States uses between 250 to 300 litres of water per day for drinking, cooking,
bathing, and watering their yard.
The average person in the Netherlands uses only 104 litres per day for the same tasks. The average person in
the African nation of Gambia uses only 4.5 litres of water per day.
So the average is 128 litres of water per day.
7,080,000,000 world population x 128 litres = 906,240,000 kilo litres required
93,113,000,000,000 kilo litres current stock available – 102746 days of stock – 281 years at current population
and usage – we require to change our water usage patterns!
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THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN
HOW LONG WILL THE FOSSIL FUELS WE HAVE WILL LAST?
In 2009 proved reserves were estimated as follows
with that year’s fuel consumption in mind:
• Oil: 46 years (depleted in 2055)
• Natural gas: 63 years (depleted in 2072)
• Coal: 119 years (depleted in 2128)
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TO ANSWER THE FIRST QUESTION WHY?
SHOCKING
THAT’S WHY WE NEED THE LEGISLATION.
THIS LEGISLATION IS A VERY SMALL ATTEMPT AT TRYING TO CHANGE THE SITUATION.
THERE WOULD BE MORE LEGISLATION COMING.
We need to adapt and accept these changes gladly so that we,
our children, our legacy have a chance to enjoy this Third Rock
Form The Sun
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TO ANSWER THE FIRST QUESTION WHY?
How Much & Where does the Energy come from World Wide, Who has access to Electricity
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TO ANSWER THE FIRST QUESTION WHY?
SUSTAINABILITY
Define sustainable:
1.Able to be maintained at a certain rate or level.
2.(esp. of development, exploitation, or agriculture) Conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources.
Big word – what does it mean for us and the client.
DESIGNING BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTING THEM IN SUCH A WAY THAT THESE
BUILDINGS WOULD CONSERVE THE NATURAL RESOURSES THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE
AND / OR ACTUALLY REVERSE THE DEPLETION OF THESE RESOURCES. YES THIS COULD
COST THE CLIENT MORE MONIES INITIALLY. WE NEED TO EDUCATE THEM ABOUT THIS.
FROM A COSTING POINT OF VIEW CONSIDER ROOF INSULATION, HEAT PUMP OR
SIMILAR, SHADING, THERMAL BREAK ALUMINIUN OR TIMBER ETC.
WE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT THESE EXTRA COSTS INVOLVED WOULD ACTUALLY
IMPROVED ON A BUILDINGS PERFORMANCE & WOULD THERFORE BE A GOOD THING
FOR YOU CLIENT.
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TO ANSWER THE FIRST QUESTION WHY?
WHAT CAN WE DO
A plea from all of humanity and Mother Earth. Let us make this change happily.
Let us not fight the law – it’s for the best.
We could fight the interpretation by the Local Authorities if we believe it’s wrong
We as Architectural Professionals need to be more professional and consider the impacts our
designs are going to have on our future, the clients requirements needs to be balanced with all
Legal requirements and SUSTAINABILITY.
HAVE WE TAKEN RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR WORK?
GOING FORWARD WE NEED TO TAKE THIS RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE THE
BUILDINGS, ENVIRONMENT & THE EARTH SUSTAINABLE. THESE LAWS ARE
FORCING US TO TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY. I WOULD ACTUALLY ENCOURAGE
STRICTER REGULATIONS. WE ALL SHOULD BE DRIVING THIS CHANGE FOR A
BETTER WORLD.
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COPYRIGHT & DISCLAIMER
COPYRIGHT:
This Document is the property of Videshkumar Boodu, & may not be disclosed to a third party,
copied / reproduced in whole or in part, without the written permission of Videshkumar Boodu.
DISCLAIMER:
The information in this WORKSHOP is given in good faith and checked. SAIBD or the author cannot
be held responsible for any errors and/or omissions in the use of such information.
BIBLIOGRAPHY / ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
National Building Regulations and Standards Act
SANS 10400 XA
SANS 204
GOOGLE EARTH
GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov./apod/ap001127.html
http://www.blue-marble.de/nightlights/2012
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/water/water-animation
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/earthwherewater.html
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