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Metric Data 04 Circulation and Space

Metric Data 04 Circulation and Space

Metric Data 04: Circulation and space   In Metric Data 04 we look at the circulation and space. This includes details such as space requirements for people next to each other, in a queue, corridor width requirements, wheelchair passing space and much...

Understanding Passivhaus is out now!

Understanding Passivhaus is out now!

I am delighted to announce that the long awaited Understanding Passivhaus - A Simple Guide to Passivhaus Detailing and Design is now available! The book explores the Passivhaus key principles and looks at the various building methods that can be employed...

Best Laptop for Architects 2019/2020

Best Laptop for Architects 2019/2020

What is the best laptop for architects? Every year I take a look at the requirements of popular software that we use in architecture (AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, 3DS Max etc) and check out all the latest in computing and laptops in order to recommend some of...

Courses For Architects

Courses For Architects

We take a look at the best courses for architects We have teamed up with LinkedIn Learning to bring you a great selection of online courses for Architects.   I have been a long time fan of Lynda.com which is now LinkedIn Learning. I have learnt many...

Metric Data 03 Average dimensions of wheelchair user

Metric Data 03 Average dimensions of wheelchair user

Metric Data 03: Average dimensions of man and woman in wheelchair   In Metric Data 03 we look at the average dimensions of a wheelchair, and average dimensions of a wheelchair user. This includes details such as average height, average width, average...

Pine Forest Texture Pack

Pine Forest Texture Pack

I am really excited to bring you a free texture pack for your creative work. These images are free to use, in both your commercial or personal projects. The textures available are all from a pine forest, and include the following: Pine tree bark Pine...

What is the best laptop for architecture students? 2019/2020

What is the best laptop for architecture students? 2019/2020

[Updated August 2019] What is the best laptop for architecture students? Every year I take a look at the requirements of popular software that we use in architecture (AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, 3DS Max etc) and check out all the latest in computing and laptops...

Metric Data 02 Average dimensions of person sitting

Metric Data 02 Average dimensions of person sitting

Metric Data 02: Average dimensions of man and woman sitting In Metric Data 02 we look at the average dimensions of a man sitting and the average dimensions of a woman sitting. This includes details such as average height of man when seated, average height...

Rammed Earth Construction

Rammed Earth Construction

What is rammed earth construction?   Rammed earth construction is the process of ramming a mixture of aggregates, like gravel, sand, silt and clay into a formwork to create walls. When the earth is dry the formwork is removed to reveal solid...

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,...

Free CAD Blocks – Disabled people

Free CAD Blocks – Disabled people

This set of cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database features disabled people cad blocks 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 any...

A Quick and Easy Guide to U-Values

A Quick and Easy Guide to U-Values

Understanding and measuring U-values has become increasingly important as we aim to improve the sustainability and performance of our buildings. What is a U-Value? U-Value - is the measure of the overall rate of heat transfer, by all mechanisms under standard...