California Wildfires Consume Architectural Landmarks

It is the middle of fall and California continues to get overwhelmed by wildfires. In November alone there has already been four confirmed wildfires that have consumed at least 1,000 acres of land and three of which that are yet to be contained. These fires alone have already accounted for the loss of at least […]

Offsite Prefabrication Increases As Construction Workforce Decreases

As the workforce shifts from baby boomers to a millennial generation majority it is putting the AEC industry in a dilemma. While the demand for construction projects continue to increase each year, contractors are struggling to find the necessary manpower. With all of the advancements in technology it has appeared to have left a void […]

Has Design-Bid-Build Become Obsolete?

In the construction industry the Design-Bid-Build (DBB) method is also known as the traditional project delivery method. In the past this was the most widely used project delivery method but things could be changing. Statistics have shown that the DBB method might not always be the most efficient way of completing an architectural project. Since […]

Telecommuters Effect On Residential Architecture

Over the last decade there has been a shift of how people are choosing where to live. In the past you basically just lived where ever your job took you. Nobody would welcome the idea of traveling multiple hours per day to clock in. Depending on your city of employment this could be having to […]

Will Blac Chyna’s Project with Michael Lehrer Be a Flop or Masterpiece?

Blac Chyna hired architect Michael Lehrer in Los Angeles to put her dream home into a reality. So one might wonder what would the model and clothing designer possibly be dreaming up. She sat down with Mr. Lehrer to go over a few of the nontraditional things that Blac Chyna’s project must include. Besides her […]

Why you Should Outsource your Quantity Surveying

Most businesses in the AEC industry view quantity surveying as an additional and oftentimes unnecessary expense. Most construction companies see these management services as a luxury component. Often times only used in the commercial sector creating large developments. It is true hiring a full time quantity surveyor can lead to a very expensive and underutilized […]

Top Sketchup Plugins for Architecture (BIM)

SketchUp is one of the most popular 3D modeling software used in architecture. The interface is pretty straightforward which makes it easy to use engineers, designers and architects to accomplish what they need. SketchUp’s limited interface and ease of use does kind of restrict its abilities in its basic setup. As work starts to get […]

How BIM Can Save BIG Money on Your Next Architectural Project

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is emerging as a transformative technology that greatly enhances construction company’s built assets and infrastructure and provide a significant boost to their profit. BIM is a digital 3D model-based representation for the complete physical and functional characteristics of a construction project. The workflow and thought process differs from AutoCAD since the BIM […]