Wednesday , 22 November 2017

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Architecture Presentation Board Tips

Click on the button below to download this post as a printable pdf! Click Here to Download A great design can be mediocre if it is not presented well. In order to win over a client, planning officer or committee it is vital the scheme is clearly conveyed and easy to understand. In a way its like a sales pitch, …

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Gift Ideas for Architects Christmas 2017

The festive season is here – and its time to be thinking about what gift you are going to get that special architect in your life! Below is just a small selection of ideas to get you started! Books How to Architect The basics of the profession and practice of architecture, presented in illustrated A-Z form.The word “architect” is a …

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How to prepare for your architecture crit

[post updated] Crit day can be a daunting event, especially if you are in your first year and haven’t been through it before. Whether you have had a little experience of pinning up your work in front of your fellow students, tutors and anyone else who happens to be around or not, hopefully this post will give you a few tips on how …

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Free CAD Blocks – Chairs

FIA CAD Blocks Chairs FI

Here is another set of free cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. My free autocad block library continues to grow – if you have any suggestions for useful content please get in touch. This set of cad blocks includes: Chairs in plan Chair Cad Blocks – …

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Hand drawn tree plans – Set 8

Sketchy Tree Plans Photoshop Download

If you have come across some of my other downloads you will see that my obsession with sketchy trees continues… I have put together another selection of sketchy trees in elevation (photoshop and jpeg files) for you to use in your architectural and landscaping plans. The selection consists of jpegs as seen below (watermark removed), along with a photoshop file …

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Working with Hatch and Linetypes in AutoCAD

In this video we look at using linetypes in cad, and how to load new linetypes into your drawing, including insulation batting. We then look at working with hatch, hatch boundary and pick points, along with solid fills, gradients and pattern fill.   If you have any questions or get stuck with any CAD stuff – please just ask and …

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Introduction to Beam and Block Floors

Suspended concrete floor construction is increasingly the most common flooring system specified in residential construction. When selecting a floor construction there are a number of functional requirements that need to be considered. These include: Durability Strength and stability Resistance to ground moisture Fire safety Resistance to passage of heat Resistance to passage of sound In the UK the Building Regulations …

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