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Design in a nutshell

Posted by Vishal Charles on July 11, 2013 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

If you are all mixed up with your Bauhaus and Arts and Crafts, here's a fun way to refresh it all. The open university came up with this fun mini series highlighting major Architecture movement. Have fun!

1. Gothic Revival…

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More Apps for Architects

Posted by Vishal Charles on July 2, 2013 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

Its been a while since I last did a roundup of apps for architects. Of all the apps I featured last time Adobe Ideas is my favorite and the one I still actively use. Its time for round 2 and like everything in the tech world, things look better. We have faster tablets and better apps. When I say 'we' I mean other people...I'm still on my first gen iPad and it refuses to grow…

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ArchiSnapper: a mobile solution for site reports

Posted by David Stenman on June 27, 2013 at 3:01pm 0 Comments

Making and managing site reports can be very time consuming for architects. During site visits, architects take notes with pen and paper, take pictures, make sketches, etc. Back at the office, all this information needs to be converted into a site report: typing out remarks, compressing and resizing pictures, inserting everything into Word, sending out the reports via mail, …

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Sketchup Pro 2013 first impressions

Posted by Vishal Charles on June 2, 2013 at 3:09pm 0 Comments

Sketchup just released a major update after being acquired by Trimble and I'm going hands on to see what's changed besides the name. Speaking of which, Sketchup is now 'Sketchup Make' for non commercial use and Sketchup Pro 8 is upgraded to Sketchup Pro 2013. The Pro version also costs $95 extra towards a compulsory 'one year upgrade/maintenance program'...something on the lines of Autodesk subscription which kind of hints where Trimble is going with all this.

Enough chit-chat. Let's…

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M.Arch. part-time

Started by onizu in General Discussion May 16, 2013. 0 Replies

Does anyone know where all M.Arch. course is available on part-time basis?Continue

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pedestrian ramps

Started by onizu in General Discussion. Last reply by Vishal Charles May 16, 2013. 3 Replies

How long can a pedestrian ramp go continuously without a mid-landing on the way? (Like for staircases we normally provide a mid-landing after every 12 steps)Please reply urgently!ThanksContinue

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Apps for Architects

Started by smartools in TECHNOLOGY. Last reply by smartools Nov 8, 2012. 2 Replies

We have launched our first app PunchLists for the iPhone which is available in the App Store in all markets. With PunchLists, you can take photos and notes in the app, generate a PDF report on the…Continue

Tags: appstore, tools, iphone, architects, apps

GTI Introduction to I.G.B.C. Green Factory Building Rating System, V 1.0, July, 2009

Started by M. Prabhakar Rao in SUSTAINABILITY Aug 24, 2012. 0 Replies

This Unique Rating System that can be implemented by New / Upcoming and Existing Factory Buildings would not only give 'Universal Prestige' as well as the following long-term "Benefits":* Reduction in power demand by factory buildings * Reduction in…Continue

Tags: Existing, Factories, Old, LEED, Certifications

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