technical information

The Value in Sharing
With this edition of the newsletter, we wrap up two important article sets at once, with the second and final part of Robert Mikula's and Simon Gardiner's coverage of fountains as resources for civic participation and the last in Graham Orme's four-part exploration of techniques for lighting pools, spas and other watershapes. In the first instance, I have always
Adding Up
It was entirely coincidental, but the last edition of the WaterShapes digital newsletter included two of the most popular of all articles ever to appear on our Web site:  Tommy T. Cook's "Casting Nature," which originally appeared in the printed magazine in November 2010; and Scott Cohen's "Beware of Exploding Lava Rocks," which was published exclusively through the newsletter on March 16, 2011. It's easy to recall how popular
Speaking the Language
As is true of many business sectors, the architecture, engineering and construction industry (commonly and conveniently abbreviated as A/E/C) has its own language – and the construction documents generated by those professionals (watershapers very definitely included) are the medium through which everyone communicates.   The challenge for watershapers is that we’ve come to the table a bit later than
Technical Ecstasy
I've always found it interesting that most of us have such a clear divide in our minds between technical and aesthetic thinking. Science tells us that our brains conduct analytical and logical thought processes on one side and creative and emotional thought processes on the other - and that certainly makes sense when you consider