Technical

In this section we look at some of the more technical aspects to studying and working in architecture. Over the coming months I am working to develop this section of the site to provide more useful guides and resources for all your technical questions and problems.

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Recent Posts

Underfloor Heating – A Brief Guide

What is Underfloor Heating?   Underfloor heating systems use a pipe network, of either electrical or water systems to heat the floor. Underfloor heating is considered to offer improved energy efficiency, improved comfort and better interior choices than a standard...

Introduction to Foundation Design

This article is an excerpt from Residential Construction Details - US Edition. The book is packed full of both 2d and 3d details all of which are available to download as both dwg cad files and .skp sketchup files. Find out more about Residential Construction Details....

Designing for daylight – 45 and 25 degree test

Want to get a handy PDF copy of this post? Click on the button below to download the file. //static.leadpages.net/leadboxes/current/embed.js Download PDF Now! Good natural lighting is very important in both peoples homes, but also many non domestic buildings. Not only...

Basement Construction Details – Type A

In this post I am going to share with you some information about basement construction and detailing. We will look a the three types of basement construction, along with a focus on Type A - tanked protection. Basement construction provides valuable space for both...

Brick Dimension Tables Explained

You can download this post as a handy pdf file by clicking the link below: //static.leadpages.net/leadboxes/current/embed.js Download the guide now! When designing masonry buildings, the designer should set out the masonry units to full or half brick lengths where...

How to measure and draw angled walls

One of my readers, Tom :), got in touch to ask for a bit of assistance with measured surveys. Although I have written a post about the basics, this video goes a bit deeper and helps to measure and draw out rooms that have angled walls. This provides you with a step by...

Measured survey – how to measure a building

For my day job recently I have been carrying out a lot of measured surveys - measuring buildings and drawing up the plans, elevations and sections. This is something that we touched on briefly during my course at unit but now a few years down the line and with a fair...

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.