One thing that is nice about work is going to a job site and seeing the drawings come to life. It’s also interesting to learn about all sorts of new things that would not usually be of any use to me. Yesterday I headed out to BC to look at a fume hood which they are replacing. We met with a fume hood specialist and some users to try and determine their needs in order to specify a new hood. Over time, the acids they use have ‘etched’ the glass screen of the hood, making it virtually impossible to see through it. In the same building, we just finished a 250 seat presentation space, and it was nice to see the final version. The highlight of the space is the large millwork wall at the stage, we sketched many iterations of it, and it changed multiple times throughout the project. I can only imagine how much money that wall must have cost, but it turned out quite beautiful. A bit frustrating to see after all that work and money, somebody has decided to place some rubber trash cans in front of it.
Still feeling sick, heavy chest. Need to get over this soon.