A Ship's Ladder is an inexpensive way to get to the roof for maintenance.
This is a timely idea to start your New Year with.
Happy New Year!
Do you have an easy way to determine the Deliverables you will need
to produce to complete a project?
This is one of the chapters in my e-book, Trello-PM. I want to give you a glimpse at what it is like to get set up with Trello™. See what you think...
Why You Should Have a Detail Library
Overhead Door Jamb and Head Conditions
In Masonry Construction.
Are you wondering what happened to Sustainability?
Architectural Fees is a favorite topic of mine. This is a roundup of six articles that you will find helpful.
Click the title of each article to open it.
Retaining Walls solve the need for a change in grade.
October is a great month. Football. Cool weather. Halloween candy. It is also a good time to get started on a couple of annual tasks...
A Site Analysis is a tool for maximizing the opportunity that your project represents by telling you up front which paths of site development will lead to achieving your goals.
Sometimes it seems like you have very little say in who your clients are.
I think you have a lot of say in who your clients are, but it isn't easy to connect the dots. An architect's education is woefully lacking in the knowledge that would be helpful.
Three things are needed to be profitable. Of course I am referring to the time after you have secured a commission to design a project and also a reasonable fee to do the work.
We have all experienced rooms with poor acoustics, particularly unwanted sound transmission. To avoid poor acoustics you need to design a workable solution and you need to see that your solution is implemented.
Good Architectural Acoustics requires the use of just five simple concepts...
How often do you complete your timesheet?
I personally have used 'twice monthly', 'weekly', and 'daily' timesheets. You are probably different than me; but when I filled out my timesheet it usually went something like this ...
The goal of design isn't the design, but a building. The construction of the building isn't (normally) the Architect's responsibility - the General Contractor or Construction Manager has that role [the constructor]. However the Architect does have a role in seeing that what is built meets the documents that he/she has prepared, and that the Owner receives the building that he/she has paid for.
So here is an overview of the Architect's role during construction.
What You Need To Know
93% of architectural firms don't need accounting - bookkeeping is plenty.
The economics of design do not allow for the time it takes to write a specification and assemble a project manual.
By my count there are four basic types of architectural fees. Variations on two of these basic types adds another four fee types.
A while back I posted an article about Additional Services. There are a lot of circumstances that arise where additional compensation for Additional Services is called for. In that first post I offered a simple way to get the issue on the table and approved. The second part of the issue is recognizing Additional Services.
Have you ever tried to incorporate trash collection into a project during Construction Documents?
It is a mess, and the results will be less than stellar unless you go way in the hole by reworking lots of earlier decisions.
How to avoid the situation next time is the topic of this post.
I stumbled upon a comprehensive list of marketing tactics - 75 of them to be exact. About 20% of them don’t apply to architects at all. I am going to briefly comment on the other 80%.
I found THE 75 MARKETING TACTICS on the Mindwhirl Marketing website. It wouldn’t hurt to read through their list for a rudimentary understanding of this marketing stuff.
These 75 tactics are either intended to help you find ‘leads’ or to convert a lead into a customer.