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  • We add firm seal electronically to CAD title block. Our individual wet seal & signature are only added to printed permit drawings & we submit. No exceptions. John Fendley, AIA, CCS ArchWorks, inc. ------Original Message------ New Jersey requires...

  • Whatever your determination: Verify your intentions with your legal advisor/insurance provider. Do not export files with an embedded seal or signature - it is most likely that your jurisdiction would require a 'fresh' signature on the stamp...

  • Mike, Our practice consists of the following steps: 1. Just prior to issuing the drawings, a unique stamp impression is made on a blank sheet of paper. The architect of record signs and dates this stamped image, which is then scanned...

  • New Jersey requires a physical raised seal for documents. I do a wet signature per each sheet and then seal over the signature. For New York City, I do have a *.tiff file which I received when I got my physical stamp and I insert that as an attached...

  • Good questions! I have worked in 3 states (AL, FL, IL) that have all had different regulations on the requirements and allowances of seals/signatures. 1. Every office I've seen that does electronic seals/signatures, it has been done within the...

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  • The following is an excerpt from my blog at deathofdrawing.com related to my new book The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation published by Routledge. Among the professionals involved in the building industry,...

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  • Last year on the TAP, several members identified challenges in technical environments accessing and gathering information in concealed spaces, particularly above ceilings. The workflow we developed with the TAP members' input is highly relevant to...

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  • QUALITY CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS & SPECIFICATIONS Do you know how to put together a good set of construction documents? As a new practitioner, an emerging architect, intern architect, or recent graduate, you may have felt that someone was...

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  • Is BIM the tool and the method building designers have long avoided? The AIA TAP FASTER FORWARD conference 2011 presented the idea of BIM, the process, the intelligence, and the potential. In addition, I attended the Autodesk University last week...

  • Take a look at this article generated by LMN Architects, detailing their process for designing, fabricating, and simplifying a complicated panelized facade. http://lmnts.lmnarchitects.com/featured/mm-intro/