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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.

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1 INTRODUCTION TO THE NBR-XA, SANS 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: Prepared by Videsh Boodu - Copyright & disclaimer on last page 1

2 NBR-XA, SANS XA & SANS 204 WORKSHOP 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. Prepared by Videsh Boodu - Copyright & disclaimer on last page 2

3 NBR-XA, SANS XA & SANS 204 WORKSHOP 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 Prepared by Videsh Boodu - Copyright & disclaimer on last page 3

4 NBR-XA, SANS XA & SANS 204 WORKSHOP 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 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 Prepared by Videsh Boodu - Copyright & disclaimer on last page 4

5 NBR-XA, SANS XA & SANS 204 WORKSHOP 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 = km² 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! Prepared by Videsh Boodu - Copyright & disclaimer on last page 5

6 NBR-XA, SANS XA & SANS 204 WORKSHOP 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 km 3. 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 km 3, of which 99 % is groundwater, much of which is not accessible to humans. The diameter of this sphere is about 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 km 3. 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. Prepared by Videsh Boodu - Copyright & disclaimer on last page 6

7 NBR-XA, SANS XA & SANS 204 WORKSHOP THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN HOW MUCH OF FRESHWATER IS THERE? A zoom in in the water sphere’s Prepared by Videsh Boodu - Copyright & disclaimer on last page 7 All of Earth's water 1,386,000,000 km 3 World's liquid fresh Water 10,633,450 km 3 World's liquid fresh. Most of it is hidden underground or in ice caps, not accessible to us fresh water in all the lakes and rivers on the planet, 93,113 km 3 Accessible fresh water

8 NBR-XA, SANS XA & SANS 204 WORKSHOP 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 – days of stock – 281 years at current population and usage – we require to change our water usage patterns! Prepared by Videsh Boodu - Copyright & disclaimer on last page 8

9 NBR-XA, SANS XA & SANS 204 WORKSHOP 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) Prepared by Videsh Boodu - Copyright & disclaimer on last page 9

10 NBR-XA, SANS XA & SANS 204 WORKSHOP 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 Prepared by Videsh Boodu - Copyright & disclaimer on last page 10

11 NBR-XA, SANS XA & SANS 204 WORKSHOP TO ANSWER THE FIRST QUESTION WHY? How Much & Where does the Energy come from World Wide, Who has access to Electricity Prepared by Videsh Boodu - Copyright & disclaimer on last page 11

12 NBR-XA, SANS XA & SANS 204 WORKSHOP TO ANSWER THE FIRST QUESTION WHY? SUSTAINABILITY Define sustainable: 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. Prepared by Videsh Boodu - Copyright & disclaimer on last page 12 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.

13 NBR-XA, SANS XA & SANS 204 WORKSHOP 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. Prepared by Videsh Boodu - Copyright & disclaimer on last page 13

14 NBR-XA, SANS XA & SANS 204 WORKSHOP 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 XA SANS 204 GOOGLE EARTH GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE


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