A serious killing, greed for power and wealth

Engineer's Outlook

In my standpoint, killings done by ruthless and reprobate people are the works of evil, EVIL who entices people to do beyond the limits of their sanity and senses and the freewill, freedom to choose given by God to us. To do what is bad in the eyes of God, because the worldly desires are severe, the desire for power, for fame, and greed for money even to the extent of killing people, being a false witness.  To name God’s commandments, viz: 

  1. Thou shall not kill;
  2. Thou shall not steal;
  3. Thou shall not make false witness against your fellowman;

Here are signs of greed for power, selfishness, enviousness, political killings and transgressions of the law of God:

People in power are not satisfied with their honor and fame; victorious political party have used their powers for political persecution against the people who supported their political rival and other political…

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HARDY CROSS METHOD- Structural Analysis

My passion for Structural Engineering, I focused my sight to delve into many books for Structural Analysis and Design calculations, so most of the time given to me by God, I used to study and to research the history of this interesting major subjects in civil engineering; 

  1. Structural Reinforced Concrete Design;
  2. Structural Steel Design;
  3. Timber Design;
  4. Engineering Mechanics;
  5. Strength of Materials (Mechanics of Materials),
  6. Theory of Structures;
  7. Hydraulics;
  8. Transportation Engineering;
  9. Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design;
  10. Differential and Integral Calculus;
  11. Physics;
  12. Analytic Geometry;
  13. Plane Trigonometry;
  14. Advance Algebra.

Having a lot of experiences in life, and my passion for structural engineering, I was challenged to research and study continuously particularly structural engineering. Fortunately, I have collected and acquired many books, design codes for civil engineers valued in US Dollars, namely;

  1. ACI Manual of Concrete Practice, 2008 -American Concrete Institute;
  2. ACI Design handbook, 2004 -American Concrete Institute;
  3. ACI 318-Building Code Requirements for Structural concrete, 2011 edition,
  4. DETAILING MANUAL 2004 edition,
  5. PCI Design Handbook, Precast and Prestressed Concrete-7th edition,
  6. CRSI Design Handbook, 2008 edition,
  7. ASCE 7 Standard-Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and other Vertical Structures,
  8. Uniform Building Code (UBC),
  9. British Steel Designer’s Manual 6th edition,
  10. American Steel Construction manual 13th edition,
  11. National Structural Code of the Philippines 2001 edition, etc.
  12. Numerous Historic Books in Civil Engineering, e.g. Theory of Structures, Reinforced Concrete, Mechanics of Materials, Mechanics of Engineering dated 1750 A.D. to 1930 A.D.
ACI 2008 -MANUAL OF CONCRETE PRACTICE
ACI 2008 MANUAL OF CONCRETE PRACTICE

Actually, since 1995, I started collecting books and studied most of the time if no projects to be supervised. In my eagerness to acquire more knowledge, I focused my mind and sight to study and research the structural analysis and design calculation methods to make works easier for civil / structural engineers and structural designers.

I have a friend who has the desire in structural analysis and design computations and construction, this friend of mine is not really a recognized Structural Engineer by Professional Regulation Commission or by Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE), but he is just a practicing engineer; Fabian, he used to design simple buildings, he constructed some buildings in Catarman town, I doubted the method of calculations he used because he uses the balance condition in concrete designs. The method he used was erroneous it should be actual condition of the concrete columns. 

I had met a lot of people with different characters and personalities, the SCRUFFY, the CLEAN, the INCOMPLETE, the DEFENSIVE ones, the NONCHALANT and the BRILLIANT ones. As much as there are differences in people’s character, so is there, in their works and calculations. Also, to mention, through social networking I have acquired computer software, e.g. Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets software for design, and adopted their procedures, methodology and style with some modification to suit my satisfaction and method of analysis. Further, through social networking I had learned to develop Spreadsheets for my analysis and design since 2006 up to present, I am self taught in Microsoft Excel and had developed frames and beams analysis, concrete beams, concrete columns, footings in metric versions.

I used to think that being a practicing engineer for almost two decades, I surmise myself as a Structural design engineer already, like for instance professor Besavilla who authored reviewer books, and also Gillesania also authored reviewer books, my friend Redeem Legaspi a software programmer who developed steelpro program, they are all considered structural engineer. Accordingly, in my in-depth study and research, I had learned various methods for Structural Analysis in ‘Hand’ or conventional method with the aid of calculator and also using computer software, namely;

  1. MS-Excel Spreadsheets software,
  2. STAAD software,
  3. PCA software,
  4. ETABS, SAP2000, SAFE design software.

In my more than 22 years of experience as practicing engineer with continuous research, study, practice solving for building frames/beams and bridge structures, I have acquired knowledge and become Structural design engineer. Henceforth, as structural design engineer and specialist, I prefer to use the method developed by Professor Hardy Cross the Moment Distribution.

Prof. Hardy Cross

HARDY CROSS method (innovation), to me it’s the best method for Structural Analysis and Design Calculation, developed by Professor Hardy Cross in 1924. He published the method in the proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers in May 1930 after having taught the subject to his students at the University of Illinois since 1924. His Paper began a new era in the Analysis of Statically indeterminate frames and gave added impetus to their use. This method can be used in complex building frames, continuous beams and simple beams and or vertical structures. 


Formula:

Uniformly Distributed Load:

M = W(L^2)/12 for fixed end moment

Concentrated Load or Point Load:

M = Pa(b^2)/L^2 fixed end moment

M = Pb(a^2)/L^2 fixed end moment

Prof. Hardy Cross method was a popular method and was used for the Analysis of Continuous Beams and Frames and in Structural Engineering as a “Hand Calculations method and/or Conventional Calculations method” from 1930 until 1960. Since the 1960s, however, there has been an ever increasing use of computers for the analysis of all types of structures. Computers are extremely efficient for solving the simultaneous equations that are generated by other methods of analysis. Generally, computers software used is developed from the matrix-analysis procedures. Reference: J. C. McCormac, S.E., Structural Analysis.

I developed a spreadsheet for Continuous Span Frame Analysis using Hardy Cross method:

Distribution factor formula

FBD of a beam subjected to Uniformly loaded at distance L

FBD of a Beam Segment

Frame diagram for moment distribution

Moment Distribution screen shot of my MS Spreadsheet

Shear Diagram screen shot of MS excel Spreadsheet I developed

Moment Diagram-screen shot of MS Excel spreadsheets, which I have developed

Relevant Web Sites: This external links open a new window, any of their contents the engineersoutlook is not responsible nor endorses it. Hardy Cross, Biography, Hardy Cross School.

HARDY CROSS METHOD- Structural Analysis

My passion for Structural Engineering, I focused my sight to delve into many books for Structural Analysis and Design calculations, so most of the time given to me by God, I used to study and to research the history of this interesting major major subjects (venus raj expression miss universe 4th runner up) in civil engineering.

  1. structural reinforced concrete design;
  2. structural steel design;
  3. timber design;
  4. engineering mechanics;
  5. mechanics of materials;
  6. theory of structures;
  7. Hydraulics.
  8. Soil Mechanics;
  9. Foundation Design;
  10. Differential and Integral CALCULUS;
  11. Analytic Geometry;
  12. Trigonometry;
  13. Algebra.

Having a lot of experiences in life, and my passion for structural engineering, I was challenged to research and study continuously particularly structural engineering. Fortunately, I have collected and acquired many books, design codes for civil engineers valued in US Dollars, namely;

  1. ACI 2008- Manual of Concrete Practice,
  2. ACI Design handbook 2004,
  3. ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural concrete 2011 edition,
  4. Detailing Manual, ACI 2004 edition,
  5. ASCE 7 Standards-Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and other Vertical Structures,
  6. British Steel Designer’s Manual 6th edition,
  7. American Steel Construction manual 13th edition,
  8. National Structural Code of the Philippines 2001 edition- volume 1 and 2, etc.
  9. Numerous Historic books for Reinforced Concrete and Structural Analysis, Mechanics of Engineering dated circa 1750 A.D. to 1930 A.D.;
ACI 2008 -MANUAL OF CONCRETE PRACTICE
ACI 2008 MANUAL OF CONCRETE PRACTICE

Actually, since 1995, I started collecting books and studied most of the time if no projects to be supervised. In my eagerness to acquire more knowledge, I focused my mind and sight to study and research the structural analysis and design calculation methods to make works easier for civil / structural engineers and structural designers.

I have a friend whose expertise is structural analysis and design computations and construction, this friend of mine is not really a recognized Structural Engineer by Profession Regulation Commission or by Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE), but he is just a practicing engineer; Fabs, he used to design simple buildings, he constructed some buildings in catarman town, I doubted the method of calculations he used, because he uses the balance condition of the concrete column designs, in my viewpoint this method is erroneous! It should be the actual condition of the structural members; I have a Hard Copy of his Design Calculations. So, I can’t fathom his way of design, indeed he show off himself to be all knowing and criticized me about my design of the CFIC building for using a 50 psf dormitory dwelling and not good in design.

I had met a lot of people with different characters and personalities, the SCRUFFY, the CLEAN, the INCOMPLETE, the DEFENSIVE ones, the NONCHALANT and the BRILLIANT ones. As much as there are differences in people’s character, so is there, in their works and calculations. Also, to mention, through social networking I have acquired computer software, e.g. Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets software for design, and adopted their procedures, methodology and style with some modification to suit my satisfaction and method of analysis. Further, through social networking I had learned to develop Spreadsheets for my analysis and design since 2006 up to present, I am self taught in Microsoft Excel and had developed frames and beams analysis, concrete beams, concrete columns, footings in metric versions.

I used to think that being a practicing engineer for almost two decades, I surmise myself as a Structural design engineer already, like for instance professor Besavilla who authored reviewer books, and also Gillesania also authored reviewer books, my friend Redeem Legaspi a software programmer who developed steelpro program, they are all considered structural engineer. Accordingly, in my in-depth study and research, I had learned various methods for Structural Analysis in ‘Hand’ or conventional method with the aid of calculator and also using computer software, namely;

  1. MS-Excel Spreadsheets software,
  2. STAAD software,
  3. PCA software,
  4. ETABS, SAP2000, SAFE design software.

In my more than 22 years of experience as practicing engineer with continuous research, study, practice solving for building frames/beams and bridge structures, I have acquired knowledge and become Structural design engineer. Henceforth, as structural design engineer and specialist, I prefer to use the method developed by Professor Hardy Cross the Moment Distribution.

Prof. Hardy Cross

HARDY CROSS method (innovation) is the best method (for me) for Structural Analysis and Design Calculation, developed by Professor Hardy Cross in 1924. He published the method in the proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers in May 1930 after having taught the subject to his students at the University of Illinois since 1924. His Paper began a new era in the Analysis of Statically indeterminate frames and gave added impetus to their use. This method can be used in complex building frames, continuous beams and simple beams and or vertical structures. 


Formula:

Uniformly Distributed Load:

M = W(L^2)/12 for fixed end moment

Concentrated Load or Point Load:

M = Pa(b^2)/L^2 fixed end moment

M = Pb(a^2)/L^2 fixed end moment

Prof. Hardy Cross method was a popular method and was used for the Analysis of Continuous Beams and Frames and in Structural Engineering as a “Hand Calculations method and/or Conventional Calculations method” from 1930 until 1960. Since the 1960s, however, there has been an ever increasing use of computers for the analysis of all types of structures. Computers are extremely efficient for solving the simultaneous equations that are generated by other methods of analysis. Generally, computers software used is developed from the matrix-analysis procedures. Reference: J. C. McCormac, S.E., Structural Analysis.

I developed a spreadsheet for Continuous Span Frame Analysis using Hardy Cross method:

Distribution factor formula

FBD of a beam subjected to Uniformly loaded at distance L

FBD of a Beam Segment

Frame diagram for moment distribution

Moment Distribution screen shot of my MS Spreadsheet

Shear Diagram screen shot of MS excel Spreadsheet I developed

Moment Diagram-screen shot of MS Excel spreadsheets I have I developed

Relevant Web Sites: This external links open a new window, any of their contents the engineersoutlook is not responsible nor endorses it. Hardy CrossHardy Cross School.

A serious killing, greed for power and wealth

In my standpoint, killings done by ruthless and reprobate people are the works of evil, EVIL who entices people to do beyond the limits of their sanity and senses and the freewill, freedom to choose given by God to us. To do what is bad in the eyes of God, because the worldly desires are severe, the desire for power, for fame, and greed for money even to the extent of killing people, being a false witness.  To name God’s commandments, viz: 

  1. Thou shall not kill;
  2. Thou shall not steal;
  3. Thou shall not make false witness against your fellowman;

Here are signs of greed for power, selfishness, enviousness, political killings and transgressions of the law of God:

People in power are not satisfied with their honor and fame; victorious political party have used their powers for political persecution against the people who supported their political rival and other political party (I am a victim of political persecution, bickering and jeering). In some instant implementation of infrastructures (the method of design and construction); instead of listening to the suggestion and complaints of their subordinates, employees they said “don’t interfere.!” The worst is the insidious evil attitude of few individuals, who are selfish flatterer of the politicians (false witness). 

The killing of late Mayor of Catubig Ceasar Vicencio son of late congressman Romy Vicencio, Father Cecelio Lucero the brother of former Congressman Wilmar Lucero, Manolo Daza brother of Congressman Raul Daza, and killing of 10 policemen in Catarman, ambushed of 10 soldiers in Las Navas town, Northern Samar, Philippines.

The difference between good acts and evil and bad acts: 

The good acts are; people in power and few politicians have powers to choose and appoint for appointive positions in government, and have influence to recommend for employment and promotions; while the bad acts are; they may block and oppose employment and promotions by calling the heads of agencies and visiting the office of the head of offices in the government; with due respect to good and clean politicians, “I salute them.!”

In my standpoint, people in power want professional people (like teachers, architects, doctors and even lawyers, accountants) to bend knees, bow down and implore to them just to ask favor from them for employment, begging for projects or infra (I knew for a fact that they are powerful being a politicians it’s clear as SUN SHINES at the East and as fresh water running at the Spring! I know fully well!). In Philippine history they were described as ilustrados elite!” but these elite people I described as ilustrados elite!”, in earlier time their status were the same as we are in the “middle class!” It’s only their feelings that they are elite! My Auntie Ligaya in Catarman N. Samar, said those people who claimed that they are wealthy, are not actually wealthy class people before, she compared to my/our society status she said! I quote! “Boy your father has vast landholdings compared to them, they have only fighting spirit (their capitalization is COURAGE “TAPANG”) without giving consideration to other people and without principles and conscience.”

Also some unscrupulous contractors have deceived their works by reducing the cement factors, quantity of materials, used substandard materials to show that they are more clever and have knacks compared to other contractors and engineers. While they are using their influence (on the part of contractors), powers (on the part of politicians) to amass wealth or fortune through kickbacks from supply of goods, infrastructure projects, obviously, these are abuse of power and/or authority and corruptions in government. Lying, deceptions, and corruptions are just normal to them.

Government appointed officials used their positions to get money by demanding percentage as kickbacks, ranging from 1.5% to 10% of the total cost; if papers pass through their hands being one of signatories for the supply of goods and infrastructure projects, this is an obvious red tapes; although Anti-Red tape law (RA 9485) had been enacted into law by congress of the Republic of the Philippines. Law is not deterrence instead law is being used as an instrument in asking many documents before they sign the contracts and documents papers.  

During the time, when I was working in a multi-million projects owned by the government I observed that all signatories personnel assigned in the project had asked percentage from the savings in all item of works that were not put in the project. 

In our town, the engineer embedded in the detailed estimate of the program of works the assistance to the engineer a five (5%) per cent of the project cost.  In my 20 years’ experience as practicing engineer, and having worked with government projects, this assistance to the engineers in general item requirements of the detailed estimates is only applicable to a foreign assisted projects and/or foreign funded projects, e.g. Philippine Japan Highway Loan (PJHL), Philippine Australian Development Assistance Project- Samar Integrated Rural Development Project (PADAP-SIRDP), Help for Catubig Agricultural Advancement Program (HCAAP) to name a few.  Wherein, the consultants for the foreign assisted and/or foreign funded projects should come from the countries (Government of Japan) who grant loans to developing countries like the Philippines and it is being stipulated in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The HCAAP program is being funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to alleviate poverty in the Philippines in my knowledge because I worked in this program, the construction of diversion DAM and Irrigation canals, drainage canals, so I can attest to the fact that there is no assistance to the engineer included in the detailed estimates and program of works..  

Corruptions in government; abuse of authority by those who are in power, abuses and injustices done by few law enforcement authorities and/or people with guns, land grabbing, preponderance of poverty; these are the reasons why many individuals had urged to act for themselves, and had goaded to join the rebel groups like e.g. New People’s Army (NPA), MILF, MNLF these are the groups with ideology. Others became thieves, robbers it’s because of poverty, starvation, lack of basic education. 

Hungry people are now 4.1 million people (20%) of the low income people and/or living below poverty level in the Philippines as per the latest survey by Social Weather Station (SWS). The national government of the Philippines are now very serious to eradicate corruptions in government, but corruptions are deeply rooted in the government because of the main reasons “to get back or recoup all their expenses…” what they have spent in the elections. Politicians (President, Senators, governors, congressmen, Mayors) are spending millions of pesos to buy votes to ensure their victory. 

Few of the government agencies, law enforcement authorities deliberately neglect to act. The reason why they do not act, and why they do not interfere and/or intrude the business of those corrupt officials, grabbers, evildoers, insidious evil, it’s because of the following;  

  1. Fear to people in power;
  2. Fear to get killed and lose their lives;
  3. Fear of losing their jobs;
  4. Fear that they might be charged and be sued for something;
  5. Fear of the threat that he would be transferred to another place of assignment, e.g. Jolo, Basilan, Cotabato, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Leyte; obviously fear of being far from their family;

Hence, what are they going to do? What have they done? They done nothing; they better closed their eyes and become deaf and mute of what they have heard and seen.

Let EVIL ACTS be stopped by witchcraft:

A methodology being suggested by my friend; here it goes: One of the methods to avenge is to ask help from witchery (Mangkukulam…in local Filipino term for witches) to avoid law enforcement authorities and justice. Witch uses doll as a substitute of the person to be made powerless and crippled, instead of the real person. And the witch could do harm the subject person using needle and pierce the doll. In the island of Samar there is/are place having these witch particularly in Eastern Samar, Northern Samar.  I advice her/him, (If I were the witch), that he should pierce the needle in the eyes, in the brain, through the heart, lung and liver of the doll, so that the subject person would be paralyzed swiftly and promptly; or she/he must cut the throat and lower limb of the doll so that he would be (subject person) killed instantly.

To wait for the divine intervention to give justice and punishment to these evildoers in our society:

As Christian we do not wish for the death of the people we felt hatred, we felt dislike, but instead we let God bring punishment for them. When time comes, ailments have affected them we suddenly say “it’s karma because he is bad, greedy, selfish, and envious (AWAON…. in local waray-waray Filipino dialect)…”  Many of us especially those who have money, fortune and power do not believe in karma. Karma a (Buddhism and Hinduism word) belief for punishment after death, the sum total of the acts done in one stage of a person’s existence.  The holy bible says “For the wages of sin is death.”  However, punishment and/or judgment do not come only after death as being said and claim by many of us.  Believe me, my dearest friends out there, punishment would come and beset, even if these people are still alive.  Alive but suffering from sicknesses, ailments like CANCER, LIVER SEROSAES, DIABETES, KIDNEY MALFUNCTION which need DIALYSIS for lifetime and then death comes to them.

Therefore, in my simple sense and discernment, happy are those having fear in God and has observed his commandments. The bible says “Man must live, not on bread alone, but on every word coming forth through God’s mouth, Matthew 4:4.” ” Return evil for evil to no one… book of Romans 12:17″

In my fervent prayer to my God almighty for almost 2 decades (1993 – 2012), from the time I resigned from my work in 1995 until now, I perceived that God has answered most of my prayers to punish those arrogant people who maligned, besmirched and trampled my reputations, dignity, being a simple person, most of them had died already, if DEATH has not come to those persons, his/her husband or wife died and received punishment from God almighty.

I will not name names, only God almighty knows who are these people?