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August 24, 2011 at 3:36 am #974834MayaMember
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This is Maya.
Me and Hubby are Designers (architectural) from Perth and have recently launched our design and drafting firm.
We are taking our first steps into flying solo with mixed feelings; excited about our new venture, being our own boss etc and apprehensive (leaving a fixed salary etc.) I am still sorting out all the funstuff with contracts, insurance etc and enjoying every minute of it:rolleyes:
I am hoping to share experiences, anecdotes and tips with fellow soloists here.
I wish all the new fellow members here a warm welcome and good luck with their endeavours.
CheersAugust 24, 2011 at 11:06 am #1070630AnonymousGuest
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Nice to meet you, and thanks for joining the gang!
I see you’ve put your hand up to join a meet up in your local area, and hope it comes together for you soon. We have some fabulous community members in that part of the world – you’re going to love them!
Good luck for your new venture!
JayneAugust 25, 2011 at 7:17 am #1070631beanonlinelatelyMember
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Welcome aboard, it’s great to see you in the forums.
This really is a great resource for the SME market and I trust that you’ll pick up heaps of tips and tricks along the way.
Cheers, Rod.August 25, 2011 at 11:10 am #1070632kathiemtMember
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Welcome Maya, you’ve come to a great place. I know you’ll learn heaps from many here. All the best with your plans.August 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm #1070633MJ.BartMember
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I love design of all kinds – though some I find a little more fascinating than others – including architectural design.
Combining my love of design with my desire to generate innovative, creative and fun technological concepts, I think it would be so cool to design what appears to be a building in the heart of a city, but is infact nothing more than an entire tower of photovoltaic cells (solar panels) generating enough electricity for the city (CBD) in which it resides.
It would have to be built in a city like Darwin or Alice Springs in the Northern Territory I presume, though I am not sure if it would be effective at all, yet I find the idea to be quite intriguing.
I wonder what you think of such a concept? Do you think it may be viable? I guess I’ll have to research it first.
Anyway, welcome and I hope you enjoy your time on FlyingSolo.
Michael.September 19, 2011 at 5:52 am #1070634MayaMember
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Thank you all of you -kathiemt,MJ,beanonlinelately,FS Concierge. It feels nice to belong here and sorry about the delay in responding. After a very slow start, business seems to be going well for now and I am struggling to keep up and also learn along the way
MJ, your concept might be something that could potentially contibute towards building sustainable cities. Considering ongoing issues with earth’s environment, this concept could be one of the many things that will need to be considered as an option to fulfil the ever-changing energy needs of mankind.But as you mentioned it will need serious research covering urban design,statistics, Solar cell energy output, building engineering and design, financial aspects,ethics, end-of-life factors and so on to check if it is viable option.Going via an educational instituion’s research program (PhD by research) might be one of the ways to get your answers .
CheersOctober 5, 2011 at 7:17 am #1070635MJ.BartMember
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that is great advice, thanks. I have just started a new project as I recently found a business partner for a concept I was keen to test out, so I’ll have to research the solar-building concept in the future.
Sorry for the late reply. I was on holiday and decided to take a break from my phone & computer.
Great to hear business is going well. Look forward to hearing more about it and sharing more ideas.
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