One Community is forwarding active sustainable reinvention of our world with the open source plans needed to regenerate it sustainably. Our designs include DIY sustainable and replicable models for food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more.
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One Community’s physical location will forward this movement as the first of many self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. This is the July 24th, 2022 edition (#487) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is forwarding active sustainable reinvention of our world through Highest Good housing that is artistic and beautiful, more affordable, more space efficient, lasts longer, DIY buildable, and constructed with healthy and sustainable materials:
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping with the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) 4-dome cluster designs. This was week #253 of Dean’s work and he produced new renders of the the bathroom/kitchen dome, main bedroom dome, and children’s/guest dome. The top-left image is a final render of the children’s/guest dome.
Daniela Andrea Parada (Civil Engineering Student) completed her 37th week helping with the Sustainable Roadways, Walkways, and Landscaping tutorial development. This week Daniela started off by reviewing all the newest comments. She then made some alteration to the placement of a couple paragraphs and downloaded all the resources that were linked in the Roadways and Parking Excel sheet. These resources were converted into pdfs, renamed, and then uploaded onto the dropbox. One resource was no longer showing up, so she searched for a credible document that stated the same information. Additionally, Daniela continued to take notes for the flexible pavement section, noting down which information she wanted to use for the narrative and then adding paragraphs to the narrative. Pictures below are related to this work.
Diwei Zhang (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 18th week of work, now focused on 3D modeling and analysis review for the Net-zero Bathroom component of the Earthbag Village. This week Diwei checked the dimensions of the 3D model against the CAD files. He updated some minor inaccurate dimensions of the model, validated that the previous layout is definitely not spacious enough for a standard straight wheelchair ramp, and designed a zig-zag wheelchair ramp to satisfy the required slope. Because of the existence of the zig-zag ramp, the left 200 inches width of the ramp for vehicles does not satisfy the minimum 240 inches width for the fire engine. Pictures below show some of this work.
Ming Weng (MS Geography & Environmental Engineering) completed his 16th week helping with the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing and Reuse of Non-recyclables research, report, and tutorial. This week, Ming first compared WTE solutions in different countries, including those in India, US, and China. He realized that situations (typically national conditions that cannot be shared/influenced between countries) in other countries are not applicable to the US, like the Clean Air Act, and small population density. Then, Ming suggested combining different small scale-waste management units into a medium one, so the WTE plant would become medium scale and more economically viable. There are several power generation solutions, including some using methane as feedstock, which can be made by syngas, so these solutions can become WTE solutions. But which solution is easier to combine and transform into WTE solutions will be the question next week. Pictures below show some of this work-in-progress.
Kivia Sugiarto (Sustainability Research Manager) completed her 8th week helping manage and complete the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing and Reuse of Non-recyclables research, report, and tutorial. This week, Kivia reviewed the main document, looking out for any duplicates in the content as well as paraphrasing a lot of the content that was copied directly from the source. She finished reviewing the section on existing waste to energy technologies and will move forward to the next sections next week. See below for some pictures related to this.
One Community is forwarding active sustainable reinvention of our world through a Duplicable and Sustainable City Center that is LEED Platinum certified/Sustainable, can feed 200 people at a time, provide laundry for over 300 people, is beautiful, spacious, and saves resources, money, and space:
This week Luis Manuel Dominguez (Research Engineer) completed his 53rd week helping with research related to the City Center Eco-spa designs. This week Luis focused on his summaries of the cover and energy calculations. His efforts targeted data validation and formatting for the tables presenting the energy calculations, as well as the narrative for the cover design. Luis also made progress on updating the parts list for the spa to correspond with the current design models. Pictures below are related to this work.
Venus Abdollahi (Architectural Designer) completed her 43rd week helping finish the Duplicable City Center designs. This week Venus worked on elevations. She Updated the North elevation according to the SketchUp Model and changed the position of some columns and furniture and corrected sections C’C’ according to her supervisor’s feedback. See pictures below.
Huiya Yang (Volunteer Architectural Designer) completed her 39th week working on the Duplicable City Center architectural review and updates related to the structural code. This week, Huiya finished the work of updating all the doors on the third floor, fourth floor, and basement in the master SketchUp model. She also started working on fixing the windows in the living Dome because of the new shell applied. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Yuxi Lu (Architectural Designer) completed her 37th week working on the Duplicable City Center architectural review and updates related to the structural code. This week Yuxi double checked the basement storage rack organization. She conducted a study on storage optimization and to avoid column obstruction. After the study, it was validated that the current CAD plan is the most optimized. Elevator doors were re-imported as there was a file overwriting issue and, with the wall thickness added to the current model, openings needed to be reflected onto the new outermost wall. SketchUp modeling included manually adding openings to the outer wall while remaining mindful of accurate dimensions. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Kamil Gajownik (Industrial/Product Designer) completed his 11th week of work on the Duplicable City Center dormer window designs and assembly instructions. This week Kamil continued working on the second floor dormer, ensuring that the roof and supporting pieces all fit accurately and can easily be made by a novice. With just a few issues remaining, and then cleaning up, Kamil is ready to go into final assembly and turn all the components into parts and drawings. Pictures below are related to this work.
Yujue Wang (Architectural Designer) completed her 9th week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. This week, Yujue Wang continued the development of the Duplicable City Center Interior Design by updating the design of the Room 8-Nautical-themed room. She continued to work on the window and wall model in SketchUp, did furniture research, designed the window, and designed the living room and bathroom. The design of the bathroom is also Nautical-themed. See below for pictures related to this work.
Jessica Santos (Architect) completed her 5th week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. This week, Jessica started and finished the presentation document by adding all the 3D images rendered and materials/furniture chosen on Interior Design Cost Analysis. She also searched for painting colors and added all those details on the Cost Analysis sheet. For this she picked the painting brand approved by One Community, Ecopaints. Jessica also updated the AutoCAD layout for room 2 according to the 3D model. She then added more details on the Cost Analysis sheet. For example, the square foot information for finishings for the bathroom, updated the visual of the sheet, to match with the room theme, and added the total cost on the top of the sheet. See below for some pictures of this work.
One Community is forwarding active sustainable reinvention of our world through Highest Good food that is more diverse, more nutritious, locally grown and sustainable, and part of our open source botanical garden model to support and share bio-diversity:
This week the core team continued detailed review and feedback on the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. We worked on the 3-Day Menu Block doc through page 60 responding to comments, creating new comments, and generally reviewing the meal plans. We also focused specifically on scrutinizing Kodiak Cake Mix for flapjacks and waffles, preparation of sweet potatoes, comparing olive, avocado, macadamia nut and coconut oils, and reviewing Mayo and Harvard research on coconut oil. This ultimately led to us removing it from the master cooking ingredient list. Pictures below relate to this.
The core team also continued working on the Assembly Step-by-Step instructions for setting up the Sheep and Goats barn. We finished the section for assembling the gate with diagonal cross-bucks and installation of gate hardware. We also designed a Slide Bolt Gate Latch SketchUp 3D model to be used as 2D images for the instructions document. The same team member also resolved some comments in the Murphy Bed Assemble document and replied with more detailed information on some other comments.
Marilyn Nzegwu (Chef and Culinary Consultant) completed her 14th week helping with the completion of the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan and related menu and meal plans. This week Marilyn added recipes for Fresh Week D, Fresh Week E, Fresh Week F, Fresh Week G and Fresh Week H. She also spent time finding new vegan and omnivore recipes as substitutes for each meal that requires vegan or omnivore proteins. She also started to search for additional recipes for Second Week menu blocks. The pictures below relate to this work.
Yinka Omole (Recipe Reviewer and Data Entry Assistant) completed her 5th week helping with the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan and related menu and meal plan recipe review and data entry. This week Yinka worked on identifying which ingredients were not on the shopping list spreadsheet for Fresh Week recipes A through H. On the master document, she also made clarifications for ingredients and worked on the shopping list by updating the ingredients with the prices, source links, and costs per unit. Below are some images related to this work.
One Community is forwarding active sustainable reinvention of our world through Highest Good education that is for all ages, applicable in any environment, adaptable to individual needs, far exceeds traditional education standards, and more fun for both the teachers and the students. This component of One Community is about 95% complete with only the Open Source School Licensing and Ultimate Classroom construction and assembly details remaining to be finished. With over 8 years of work invested in the process, the sections below are all complete until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students – a development process that is built directly into the structure of the education program and everything else we’re creating too:
This week, Adolph Karubanga (Certified Project Manager & Civil/Structural Engineer) completed his 15th week helping with the Ultimate Classroom structural engineering. This week, Adolph continued with analysis and design of the beams, columns and foundation elements. He specifically focused on the review process of the references and technical specifications and provisions in the engineering codes of practice. Adolph also started compiling the design report which, when finished, will contain the detailed design results of the entire structure. Pictures below are related to this work.
One Community is forwarding active sustainable reinvention of our world through a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needs, Community, and making a difference in the world:
This week the core team completed 14 hours managing One Community volunteer-work review not included above, emails, social media accounts, web development, new bug identification and bug fix integration for the Highest Good Network software, and interviewing and getting set up new volunteer team members. Pictures below show some of this.
Phu Nguyen (Software Developer) completed his 17th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Phu fixed Ron’s PR 476 and 477 by reversing the logic on the tangible time log form, close modal, and merge errors. He also reviewed Vera’s PR 481 on the Report page. Phu then added two bugs to the Bugs Document. First, developers need to implement logic to find duplicate users, possibly by email or username. Second, for the user profile, we need to fix the front end two decimals input field. The pictures below relate to this work.
Yiyun Tan (Software Engineer) completed her 16th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yiyun spent most of her time debugging why the “hoursLogged” field couldn’t update on the frontend. After asking for help from the team, she finally figured out the problem is she updated the backend API, but didn’t actually call the API from the expected part of the frontend. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Eiki Kan (Software Engineer) completed his 11th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. In terms of management work, this week Eiki reviewed weekly summaries and helped Yiyun with a problem she had on the backend related to the hoursLogged feature she was working on with the TimeEntry and Task tables. In terms of software development, this week Eiki started frontend work on the task edit suggestions feature. He created the basic components: the table, the rows, and the modal of differences with appropriate buttons. On the table, he implemented features for sorting and opening a specific suggestion. Eiki also started work on writing the reducer, actions, thunks, and others. See pictures below for some of this work.
Vera Timokhina (Software Engineer) completed her 8th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Vera finished the first part of the redesign of the reports pages and raised a PR with the redesign of the people reports page. She then started working on the team report page. The code of this page was outdated, so she refactored it. Now Vera is working on a new design of the team report page. Vera also helped Yiyun solve a problem with adding a new hoursLogged field to tasks. See pictures below for some of this work.
Jason Kim (Software Engineer) completed his 7th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Jason continued to work on the timelog buttons. He made some refinements to the buttons such as color and click effects to make it more user friendly. In addition, Jason also started looking into a bug that is outstanding with regards to user total hours not getting picked up per category. See pictures below for some of this work.
Nicky Chen (Full Stack Developer) completed the equivalent of his 5th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This work included helpIng a diversity of team members with bugs and other software challenges that required a senior engineer’s assistance. The pictures below relate to this work.
Yan Xu (Software Development Engineer) completed her 2nd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yan started to work on the front end of her project. She read the HGN APP code and learned the React framework. She completed a demo for the button – Set Final day, and created an onclick event for this button(Date picker), and aligned the button on the basic information page. She also commented on a PR review on Github. For the following weeks, she will work on the other functions related to her button, eg. deactivating accounts on the system. See pictures below for some of this work.
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