Small Project Practitioners

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  • the table in IBC chapter 29 has different quantities for fixtures for many uses, distinguished by gender, especially for many assembly occupancies ------------------------------ Joel Niemi AIA Joel Niemi Architect Snohomish, WA ------------------------------

  • Business Models for Small Architectural Firms 2017 Survey: PURPOSE: To identify and measure the variety and commonalities in existing small firm models, with the goal of providing meaningful insight and analysis. PLAYERS: This survey is being ...

  • Business Models for Small Architectural Firms 2017 Survey: PURPOSE: To identify and measure the variety and commonalities in existing small firm models, with the goal of providing meaningful insight and analysis. PLAYERS: This survey is being ...

  • Hello folks --- One point I have not seen reflected in the discussion of fixture counts (usually "50% / 50%") is what was called "Potty Parity", some years ago. A woman's process in the lav. requires more time than a man's does, ...

  • If memory serves, the IBC Chapter 29 and the related Plumbing Code (2015) both state the occupant load for determining plumbing fixtures is directly based on Chapter 10 occupancy.  IBC 2902.1 states the count is based on the actual use of the spaces and ...

Community Blogs

  • 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 ...