A couple weeks ago we talked about 3D printing could become integrated with architecture. Almost a year ago, a french family became the first to live in a 3D printed house. Which would have felt like a dream not that many years ago. Thankfully technology has been growing leaps and bounds and making dreams become [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Framing is starting to go up on one of our mixed use projects on Belgrade Street in Philadelphia.
Laser scanning is non-contact technological process that digitally captures and documents the shape of objects or rooms using a laser light. Using the line of laser light the scanner is then able to create a “point cloud”. Point Clouds are a cluster of dots that lay where the laser hit the surface of an object, [...]
You may have recently seen the Belgrade St. project pop up in our ‘Projects’ page, but we want take this opportunity to share more about this mixed use project in Philadelphia. Where in Philadelphia is this project located? 2636 Belgrade St is located in the Fishtown Neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. What type of [...]
What does BIM stand for? BIM stands for Building Information Modeling. Why use BIM? Mistakes and inaccuracies cost time and money and Building Information Modeling can help avoid them. It is an intelligent 3D modeling process for professionals from the architecture, engineering and construction fields. With BIM we have the tools and insight to [...]
Even though some of these awards in this article by NY. Curbed are made up and fun, the buildings they are awarded to are pretty cool. Examples are Building 777 in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard and 56 Leonard Street. Quite an interesting array of awards and interesting array of buildings. There has definitely been a lot [...]
In the previous post we talked about how Philadelphia’s skyline is getting taller. In addition to Philadelphia’s development growing upward, there is also development happening throughout the city too. Recently Melissa Romero of Curbed Philadelphia mapped out the development projects on South Broad Street. Click here to see the article and the list of buildings [...]
As of last week Philadelphia’s skyline just got taller as the Comcast Technology Center becomes the tallest building in the city. It is great to see this kind of growth in the city and is great for the AEC community. Read the article by Curbed Philadelphia to learn more about it.