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The Best Apps for Measured Surveys

The Best Apps for Measured Surveys

Introduction to Gear and Apps for Measured Surveys This post is a response to many reader questions asking for advice on measured survey gear, kit, tech…   I don’t do so much surveying these days, but my method was always laser disto, tape measure and pen and...

Architecture Presentation Board Templates

Architecture Presentation Board Templates

Architecture Presentation Board Templates A selection of five Architecture Presentation Board Templates in Photoshop. I know that you can spend hours trying to get the layout of your presentation board just right - and sometimes, you don't really know where to start. ...

CAD Drawing Template Download North American version

CAD Drawing Template Download North American version

This CAD drawing template provides you with a great starting point for your drawings. This North American CAD template is in IMPERIAL 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...

Detail Post – Cladding Details

Detail Post – Cladding Details

The following post includes excerpts from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Commercial. Introduction to Cladding Details   Cladding Details - Functional Requirements   There are a wide variety of walling and cladding systems available for commercial and...

Site Analysis Symbols CAD, Revit, ArchiCAD

Site Analysis Symbols CAD, Revit, ArchiCAD

Site Analysis Symbols CAD, Revit, ArchiCAD You may have come across our hand drawn site analysis symbols already - but now they are available in CAD block dwg format, Revit family RFA format, and ArchiCAD object gsm format! You can now download the site analysis...

Standard Brick Sizes

Standard Brick Sizes

A guide to standard brick sizes and bonds   When it comes to standard brick sizes, there are quite a few more variations than you may have initially thought. Not only do standard brick sizes vary from country to country, we also have different ways of building...

Top 8 Books for Architectural Detailing

Top 8 Books for Architectural Detailing

Top Books for Architectural Detailing During my studies, one of the hardest things to find was good architectural details to use as precedent studies. I used to spend hours flipping through books in the library, trawling the internet, trying to find specific details....

How to get better at architectural detailing 101

How to get better at architectural detailing 101

How to get Better at Architectural Detailing Drawing construction details is a key skill of an architect or technologist at any level, but many find it is difficult to learn and improve on.  Students in particular have a hard time building their detailing skills. In...

FIA Full CAD Block Set

FIA Full CAD Block Set

FIA Full CAD Block Set All of our favourite premium CAD blocks in one file! Everything you need for your projects including: Kitchen Furniture CAD blocks Bedroom Furniture CAD blocks Living Room Furniture CAD blocks Kitchen CAD blocks Dining Furniture CAD blocks...

How to Calculate Stairs

How to Calculate Stairs

How to Calculate Stairs Working out stairs can sometimes be a bit of a headache. In this article we are going to look at how to calculate stairs, the quick and easy way to work out your stair requirements. First, take a look at the regulations that we can use as a...

Detail Post: Floor Details

Detail Post: Floor Details

The following post includes excerpts from our book Understanding Architectural Details - Residential. Introduction to Floor Details The most common materials used for the construction of ground and upper floors tend to be concrete or timber. Required span, resistance...

Courses for Revit

Courses for Revit

Whether you are looking for a beginners course in Revit, or you are planning on upgrading your skills, there are plenty of Revit courses out there. I have selected a couple that are worth looking at, with varying costs that will suit any budget. Linked In Learning...