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Top 3 Benefits of Using Revit Vs AutoCAD

Top 3 Benefits of Using Revit Vs AutoCAD

This weeks Revit Vs AutoCAD post is from Ryan Solomon from The Revit Network. The Revit Network is an online platform that hosts a vast selection of Revit content, including pre-made templates, project files, free families, and materials. Take a moment to check them...

Metric Data 11 – Accessible Bathroom and WC

Metric Data 11 – Accessible Bathroom and WC

Accessible Bathroom and WC in Dwellings In this section of our Metric Data series we will look at accessible sanitary facilities. This refers to designing wheelchair accessible bathrooms and wheelchair accessible WCs.   You can download the PDF of this post by...

Detail Post – Flat Roof Details

Detail Post – Flat Roof Details

The following post includes excerpts from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Residential. Introduction to Flat Roof Details The roof is a key element of the building structure, providing protection from the elements and has a vital role in reducing heat...

Revit Tips and Revit Resources

Revit Tips and Revit Resources

Revit Tips and Revit Resources As you may know - I am not a Revit user. Being based on a Mac, I am more of an ArchiCAD kind of girl. However, I know how popular Revit is, and wanted to make sure that I have you covered! So, I have put together some of the most useful...

Metric Data 10 – Kitchen Standards for Wheelchair Users

Metric Data 10 – Kitchen Standards for Wheelchair Users

​Kitchen Standards for Wheelchair Users In this metric data post we will be looking at standard kitchen layouts and sizes for wheelchair users.   We explore accessible kitchen information for units, appliances, layouts and more.   The sizes below are...

CP05 Kitchen CAD Blocks

CP05 Kitchen CAD Blocks

This set of kitchen cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. I hope you find them useful. This set of kitchen cad blocks includes: kitchen units kitchen islands kitchen stools shelving accessories Blocks are in AutoCAD 2010 dwg files – both metric...

Detail Post: Pitched Roof Details

Detail Post: Pitched Roof Details

The following post includes excerpts from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Residential. Introduction to Pitched Roof Details The roof is a key element of the building structure, providing protection from the elements and has a vital role in reducing heat...

Metric Data 09 – Kitchen Standard Sizes

Metric Data 09 – Kitchen Standard Sizes

Metric Data 09 - Kitchen Standard Sizes   Standard kitchen unit and appliance sizes   In this metric data post we will be looking at standard kitchen layouts and sizes. To make it more useful, we have put together a reference PDF with all of the sizes that you...

How to Write a Professional Email

How to Write a Professional Email

​How to Write a Professional Email Email Etiquette for Everyone!   In the architecture profession, a great portion of our work is communication. We are communicating design ideas to clients, communicating design intent to builders and so on. Therefore, we must always...

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...

Detail Post: Foundation Details

Detail Post: Foundation Details

The following post includes excerpts from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Residential and Understanding Architectural Details - Commercial. Introduction to Foundation Details The main role of foundations is to structurally support the building by...

Metric Data 08 – Standard Furniture Sizes

Metric Data 08 – Standard Furniture Sizes

Metric Data 08 - Standard Furniture Sizes   Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom   In metric data 08 we will be looking at standard furniture sizes. To make it more useful, we have put together a reference PDF with all of the sizes that you can download for free. On...