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Building Fabric 03 – Sunlight and Solar Gain

Benefits of natural lighting in our buildings   Natural light in our buildings is known to improve occupant comfort. Scientists suggest that good natural light can increase occupant productivity and comfort, providing the mental and visual stimulation...

Building Fabric 02 – Insulation Materials

You can download this entire article as a handy pdf document by clicking on the button below. Introduction to insulation materials   In order to create a comfortable thermal environment in our buildings we need to maintain a constant temperature within the...

Building Fabric 01 – Thermal Performance

Achieving good thermal performance of a building fabric will reduce the heat loss from a building, which in turn will reduce the space heating requirements along with carbon emissions and make for improved thermal comfort of the occupants. There are many...

Internal Environment – Thermal, Air, Sound and Light

Internal Environment   Some of the key factors requiring improvement for the sake of the internal environment of our buildings include thermal performance of the fabric of the building and an improved response to our changing climate. As our climate...

Construction and the Environment

This is the first post in our new series - where we will look at a number of areas relating to sustainability, architecture and the environment, environmental architecture, renewables and more.    Construction and the environment    The construction...

Free CAD Blocks – Ships 2

This set of cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database features large boat or ship cad blocks both in plan and elevation. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. My free autocad block library continues to grow - if you have...

My favourite Tools and Resources

I have curated a list of some of the tools and resources I would strongly recommend for anyone studying or working in Architecture.