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Developing Additive Construction

posted May 3, 2013, 5:59 PM by Andrew McCoy   [ updated May 3, 2013, 6:01 PM ]
The basic premises applied to electrical service work

Published: December 2012
By Andrew McCoy, Fred Sargent

There’s an old joke about Michelangelo in which he explains how he was able to create his enormous 6-ton, 17-foot-high sculpture of the young, biblical hero David: Michelangelo shrugs his shoulders and confesses, “I just chipped away everything that did not look like David.”

Although it is a joke, that explanation comes close to describing what Michelangelo actually did. From 1501 to 1504, he steadily carved away at a huge block of marble, in what could be regarded as a “subtractive” process: removing significant portions of the basic material on which he was laboring to configure it into the finished product that he wanted. The Renaissance sculptor was employing a method that parallels ways in which today’s ECs perform their work.  To read the full article, please go to the following address: .