I'm new here and I don't understand why so many topics here are devoid of process or context. I just read a question about a haunch and a cantilever beam. I know zip about architectural standards and design but I do know that codes and standards do exist and any architectural engineer can put together an impressive library of reference books covering the question in this instance. Even if the source of the question originates from somewhere that has no building standards authority wouldn't the place to start be referencing the standards of someplace that does? The question had nothing in it about the purpose of the beam, where the beam is to be used to meet geographic and environmental realities or any other consideration to the answer. Regardless of the discipline the process of problem solving doesn't change and problems without a context aren't problems. Am I wrong?