When it comes to home building, experience matters - and so does an artful simplicity. Houseplans.com chairman Stephen Williamson built Ranch House Plan 888-3 designed by Nicholas Lee, AIA, as a kind...
Building information modeling (BIM) is the next evolution of CAD, involving the five-dimensional generation and management of digital plans. This post, written by my colleague Kristin Dispenza, introduces a new product specifically for small firms.
A couple planning to build a high-performance house have come across some plans that interest them. They turn to the Q&A forum at GreenBuildingAdvisor to ask whether anyone can make suggestions for improving the design.
TheTimberTailor, member | December 28th, 20101 comment
With the roof configuration approved, the next step is to create a window component to add to the studio model. Using Silverline brand window schematic dimension as a guide, a realistic window model is created. This provides an opportunity to decide what, where and how many windows to use.
ScottG, contributing writer | November 29th, 20101 comment
Information on energy efficient homes and green design is readily available to anyone with an internet connection or library card. But wading through all of it is a massive undertaking. Is there a way of getting right to the point?