Technology today is rapidly developing. Within the architectural world, we have what we call BIM. The BIMx Viewer allows builders, clients, consultants, engineers, and even tradesmen to take a step into the building that is being designed.
Many years ago, iPhone changed my professional world. Now iPad’s Pro version (and corresponding fine-tip pressure sensitive stylus a.k.a. Pencil) plus apps like BIM Viewer and Adobe Sketch (shown in this video) are absolutely taking it to the next level. Additional add ons available these days (such as the Canvas App) are literally unbelievable. Enjoy! Doug Cameron is a Healthy, High-Performance […]
In both real-estate and construction, using square footage as a cost-based metric is common practice. Here is the dilemma: Real-estate goes by “conditioned” square footage Builders go by “framed” square footage
Balloon Framing is a 200+ year old technique we employ on this custom home in Austin, TX. LSL (laminated strand lumber) helps make this possible, while also allowing for perfectly straight walls. Doug Cameron is a Healthy, High-Performance Builder & Remodeler with EcoSafe Spaces Design+Build in Austin, TX.
Structural steel can span significantly greater distances than wood. Watch the video below to see how the two materials are used in conjunction with another, to achieve a dramatic cantilever effect. Doug Cameron is a Healthy, High-Performance Builder & Remodeler with EcoSafe Spaces Design+Build in Austin, TX.
I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to flood resistant, fire resistant houses. My neighborhood in Austin, TX experienced a 100 year flood, last year. Though my house was spared, over 100 other homes in my neighborhood were not so lucky. Surrounding areas experienced significantly more flooded homes. So watching the costly and inconvenient […]
When this historic church was originally restored after a fire in the 1930’s, engineered beams didn’t exist. You had to use really long pieces of wood /stone or sophisticated and time consuming jointing methods. Times have changed. Today we are able to use much smaller trees for much larger beams. Would-be wood scraps/waste are used […]
The Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church has been a pillar to the community of Clarksville in Austin, TX for over 140 years. Now its time Sweet Home gets some new support in the form of a 14′ tall structural footing that will double as a baptismal. The baptismal portion will be accessible from the second […]