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Metric Data 01 Average dimensions of person standing

Metric Data 01 Average dimensions of person standing

Metric Data 01: Average dimensions of man and woman standing In Metric Data 01 we look at the average dimensions of a man standing and the average dimensions of a woman standing. This includes details such as average male height, average female height, average reach...

Free CAD Blocks – Disabled people

Free CAD Blocks – Disabled people

Disabled People CAD Blocks Welcome to our comprehensive collection of CAD blocks tailored specifically for architects, designers, and construction professionals. Whether you're working on residential, commercial, or industrial projects, our diverse library offers a...

CP02 CAD Blocks Furniture

CP02 CAD Blocks Furniture

Living Room Furniture CAD Blocks This set of living room furniture cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. I hope you find them useful. This set of cad blocks includes: sofa cad blocks side table cad blocks coffee table cad blocks occasional...

CP01 CAD Blocks Furniture

CP01 CAD Blocks Furniture

This set of cad blocks furniture from the First In Architecture Cad Block database features living and dining furniture. I hope you find them useful. This set of cad blocks includes: sofas tables side table coffee table chairs dining chairs book cases storage units...

Free CAD Blocks – Fences and Railings

Free CAD Blocks – Fences and Railings

Free Fences and Railings CAD Blocks Whether you're a seasoned architect or an architecture student, our CAD blocks are designed to streamline your workflow and enhance your productivity. By eliminating the need to create drawings from scratch, our CAD blocks empower...

Biomass Energy

Biomass Energy

What is biomass energy?   Biomass is a fuel that is produced by organic means. It is derived from burning of trees or plants which have absorbed CO2 during their lifetime. So, the CO2 that is absorbed during the life of the tree or plant, is then re-released when...

Air source and ground source heat pumps

Air source and ground source heat pumps

What is a heat pump? A heat pump is a system that extracts heat from a source, such as the ground, and upgrades the heat to a useful temperature. The heat is then used for space heating.  Electricity is required to convert the heat that is harvested into usable...

Free Download – People 03

Free Download – People 03

Free People Download 03 I have been playing around with some new techniques recently, and have come up with a few more of these people. I hope you like them! They are free to download, PNG files, in colour, dark grey and white, so they are easy to drag and drop into...

Combined Heat and Power

Combined Heat and Power

What is Combined heat and power (CHP)?   Combined heat and power (CHP) generates electricity by burning fuel, and captures the usable heat that is produced in the process. Essentially, it is a system that is able to produce both electricity, and heating. Conventional...

Solar Energy

Solar Energy

Solar Energy   Using the energy of the sun is one of the most effective strategies of the renewable technologies, in part because buildings can benefit from both passive and active systems.    Passive solar design can provide between 20% and 40% of the...

Low and Zero Carbon Technologies

Low and Zero Carbon Technologies

What are low and zero carbon technologies?   Low and zero carbon technologies (LZC) are systems that emit low levels of CO2 or no net CO2 emissions. The application of these systems are more effective when designed with an efficient building fabric, and integrated...

Architectural Drawing and Sketching

Architectural Drawing and Sketching

What is architectural drawing?   Architects use drawings all the time. Architects use sketches to illustrate ideas and intentions, reinforce concepts and solve problems. Drawing is a way of representing something, a scene, a room an idea…. This is why the skill of...

Building Fabric 06 – Thermal Mass

Building Fabric 06 – Thermal Mass

Scroll to the end to download this article as a handy PDF guide!What is thermal mass?   This post will give you an introduction to thermal mass and night cooling.    Energy efficiency, rising temperatures and CO² emissions are very much on our minds in this...

Architecture and the Environment 02 – Water

Architecture and the Environment 02 – Water

Globally, water scarcity is as important as energy, and has an impact on health, and food production. A large proportion of the worlds population do not have access to safe water.    In the UK, we are assured a relatively secured supply of water. However, changes...

Building Fabric 05 – Airtightness

Building Fabric 05 – Airtightness

Scroll to the end to download this article as a handy PDF guide!Why is airtightness important? Air leakage results in increased space heating demand of a building. Achieving a good level of airtightness will improve the energy efficiency of the building and the...

Free Download – People 02

Free Download – People 02

Free People DownloadI have been playing around with some new techniques recently, and have come up with these people. I hope you like them! They are free to download, PNG files, in colour, dark grey and white, so they are easy to drag and drop into your photoshop...

Building Fabric 04 – Sound Insulation

Building Fabric 04 – Sound Insulation

Scroll to the end to download this article as a handy PDF guide!As we have considered in a previous article, sound can have an impact on our physical and mental well being. Surveys have indicated that 50% of people find their home in some way unsatisfactory because of...

CAD Drawing Template Download

CAD Drawing Template Download

This CAD drawing template provides you with a great starting point for your drawings. This template is in METRIC units! AutoCAD 2010 or later. How many times have you opened a new drawing and spent too much time searching for the correct layers to use, copying stuff...

Building Fabric 03 – Sunlight and Solar Gain

Building Fabric 03 – Sunlight and Solar Gain

Scroll to the end to download this article as a handy PDF guide!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...

Building Fabric 02 – Insulation Materials

Building Fabric 02 – Insulation Materials

Scroll to the end to download this article as a handy PDF guide!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. By providing a building fabric...

Building Fabric 01 – Thermal Performance

Building Fabric 01 – Thermal Performance

Scroll to the end to download this article as a handy PDF guide!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...

Internal Environment – Thermal, Air, Sound and Light

Internal Environment – Thermal, Air, Sound and Light

Scroll to the end to download this article as a handy PDF guide!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...

Construction and the Environment

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 industry has a...

Free CAD Blocks – Ships 2

Free CAD Blocks – Ships 2

This set of ship cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database features large boat and 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...