Archives For Construction

Weekly Job Site Meetings

Bob Borson —  October 27, 2014 — 29 Comments

I know I’ve said before that meetings are a complete waste of time – but this doesn’t count job site meetings … those meetings are like being part of a non-secret secret club!

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There is a huge visual difference between how wood is cut. Architects and designers should know the difference between rift, quarter, and plain sawn wood. Do you?

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Modern Residential Framing

Bob Borson —  September 4, 2014 — 29 Comments

The use of steel and framing techniques like these really goes a long way into creating the drama that people frequently associate with modern residential design.

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A look at the designer of one of the winning 2014 Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition: Levente Skulteti – designer of the Red Ball Playhouse. Take a look at his winning design, the construction drawings, and the construction photos for an amazing playhouse.

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I spend a lot of time making my construction drawings look like I spent a lot of time on them.

Makes perfect sense to me. It sends a message to the contractors who build my projects – “Pay attention, this is important!”

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An update on the KHouse Modern project with an up close look a the pier and beam foundation.

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If you’re an architect and you like to get things built, getting the foundation going on a project is one of the most exciting times of a project.

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