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  • Re:  hand drafting:  Who has solved the problem of eraser strips for the old electric hand held machines?  Some time ago i went onto ebay to find that some characters were trying to sell those old boxes of erasing strips as antiques, for say, $30.00 per. ...

  • It's TOTALLY a judgement call. A hypothetical set of CDs with half the sheets at 100% is 50% complete, as is that same set with all the sheets halfway complete. We'll figure 30% will have all cover and boilerplate sheets (if you use them, such as ADA ...

  • Ok, way past beer:30, but I'll have a whack at this.... My experience, I graduated in 92, hand drafted up to the late 90's, Architectural Desktop, and now Revit. Each iteration meant a retooling and a new learning curve. A three stage process if you ...

  • I used CADDAM in-house at IBM, starting in 1989 as an architect.  It's mainframe driven, and if you're not familiar with it, you draw directly on the screen with 'pen' and a simple keypad on the side.  (It was originally developed by the aerospace industry.) ...

  • Mr. Perez-Vichot --- Hi How 'bout: 1. Compare w/ old jobs: Look at the record copies of progress-&-review prints you've shown to other Clients. If one submittal was " 40% ", then ballpark the progress shown, down for ...

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  • I wanted to make you all aware of Fast Company's coverage of the Small Project Practitioners Farmers Market Pop-Up Project Design Competition. Jean Dufresne served as a great spokesperson for the program: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032462/4-designs-that-reimagine-the-farmers-market ...

  • By Chayanne Husar Emailing is of course a part of everyone's life and is a fast, effective way to keep a record of communication of a project. Using email to clarify meetings, understandings, and schedules helps to keep a project on task and moving ...

  • By Jean Dufresne Most of us know that a big part of our time is spent educating our clients about architecture, construction, government processes and the like. It is our way of showcasing our value to the project, illustrating our passion for the ...

  • By Jean Dufresne We are a small boutique firm, but we are growing quickly. And with growth comes more projects and larger, more complex projects. My role is changing day by day, away from the traditional architect and more of the business owner ...

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  • SPP Tip: Give back to the community by Liza Hausman, VP of Community for Houzz Social media and other technology tools changing the way homeowners get information and work with building and remodeling design professionals. You can expect today's ...