Philadelphia EZ alterations permit

Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and Inspections released the following statement recently: "Effective October 1, 2019, EZ alteration permits for one- and two-family dwellings will only be issued when the homeowner is the primary occupant. Proof of residency must be demonstrated through a PA or Municipal identification card. All other permit applications for alterations will require [...]

By |2019-09-10T15:16:41+00:00September 10th, 2019|Architecture, Building, Design, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

3D Representations

Last week we talked about the marketing plans that we create to help communicate the design intent effectively with clients who may not be accustomed to reading architectural drawings.  But plans, elevations and sections are simply not enough to communicate all the intricacies within the project. We create these 3d representative drawings to help visually [...]

By |2019-08-26T15:56:33+00:00August 26th, 2019|Architecture, Creative, Design, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Laser scan of ENT project under construction

Laser scanning is a non-contact technological process that digitally captures and documents the shape of rooms and objects using a laser light. The scanner uses the laser to create "point clouds". Point clouds are a cluster of dots that lay where the laser hits a surface (i.e. floor, wall, ceiling or object). Simply put, laser [...]

By |2019-07-22T19:19:13+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Architecture, Design, Tech|0 Comments

Using BIM is essential

In an earlier post we talked briefly about understanding BIM. Arch Daily recently posted an article showing 10 projects in which BIM was essential. The article talks about how the BIM process was integral in helping the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) teams be on the same page, produce exact dimensions for fabrication and complete [...]

By |2019-07-16T14:04:51+00:00July 16th, 2019|Architecture, BIM, Building, Tech|0 Comments

Drones and Robots in Construction

We recently came across this article on Arch Daily showing a sculptural pavilion structure that was built by robots and drones as a project by Institute for Computational Design and Construction and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design at the University of Stuttgart. This moth web-like pavilion is 12 meters and 1 [...]

By |2019-02-28T12:10:35+00:00February 13th, 2019|Architecture, Creative, Design, Tech|0 Comments

Buildings Going Green

Generally in architecture when someone refers to a building as ‘green’ they are referring to the fact that the buildings are built with environmental requirements and the conservation of energy in mind. In this recent WSJ article by Ken Wells he talk about structures that are green in a different way.  A biophilic way. Biophilia [...]

By |2019-02-13T10:35:52+00:00February 13th, 2019|Architecture, Design|0 Comments