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How to calculate slopes and gradients

You can get a printable download of this post here: //static.leadpages.net/leadboxes/current/embed.js Download Now!   Slopes and Gradients As an architect you will need to know how to calculate slopes and gradients in differing situations. The most common occurrence...

A Quick and Easy Guide to U-Values

These days it’s all about the U-Values, so you need to get clued up! Everyone loves a nice low U-Value, or is it a high one....? Here are the quick tips you need to make sure you are bang on with your U-Values! What is a U-Value? U-Value - is the measure of the...

Architecture CV Template Pack

CV Templates for Architecture We have put together an amazing set of 4 Architecture CV templates! They are in both InDesign and Photoshop formats for easy editing. [Must have a basic knowledge of either InDesign or Photoshop to use these templates]. These templates...

FIA Free CAD Block – Dynamic Scale Bar

Learning new skills with SourceCAD I recently signed up for an online course to learn how to make dynamic blocks. I have always seen the benefit of using dynamic blocks, as a great time saver, but never got around to learning how to do it myself. The course from...

SketchUp FAQ 03 – How to Model Terrain in SketchUp

Ever wondered how to model terrain in SketchUp? We will show you how! Giving your building design context is really important when it comes to 3d modelling. Your building needs to stand in its surrounding landscape in order to give it a sense of scale and demonstrate...

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 starting point for working...

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.