“Tongue ‘N Cheek”

I recently became a follower of Bob Borson, he has a blog called “Life of an Architect” where he blogs about Architecture and other cool stuff.

He recently wrote an article on 30 questions to ask before selecting a contractor, doing your homework could save you time, headaches and most of all money or you can just hire a clown.

Reality Check

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NCARB Codes Illustrated

Every one in a wild a get a free code illustration for Nalsa. I’ve purchase a few education material from them. Here is the latest code illustration.

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Glass & Stairs

I was looking through my old photographs of last year and I found this image.

SF

Market Street, San Francisco, near China Town.

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Construction Documents & Services | Time and Schedule

Design Scheduling


Architect is responsible for preparing a time schedule that includes all phases of the production to construction.

Separate the schedule to correspond to AIA  standard agreement, Schematic design, describes the general relationship and space requirements of the project and cost estimate

  • Design Development, preliminary design, outlines specifications. Describe (form, size, materials, structural, mechanical, electrical and etc.)  A preliminary cost is typical at this stage.
  • Construction documents, working drawings, final specifications and final cost estimate.
  • Bidding or Negotiation, receipt and evaluation of bids, addenda.
  • Construction admin, assure the structure is built, review shop-drawings, approve materials, color and approval for payment.

To be continue…..

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    Veteran’s Day | Veteran’s Building

    In honor of Veteran’s Day a picture of the Veteran Auditorium, located in Culver City, California.

    It is my belief that the greatest force for peace is the American Armed forces. Our veteran’s have brought more peace to the world than any other in the history of the mankind. The people who serve in uniform have protected us from thoes who plan to destroy and take our liberty.

    In the 20th century many tyrants arose to take the freedom of whom would put arms down and surrender. Our forces fought many of these oppressors and opened the gateway for what now know as freedom.

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    THE EQUATORIAL SUNDIAL

    This sundial is located in Culver City, is on a nice hill the overlooks Culver City.
    It’s a nice area to go walking. There is also a baseball field.

    THE EQUATORIAL SUNDIAL

    THE EQUATORIAL SUNDIAL

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    Daily Photo | North Hollywood Car Chase

    Another ending of a chase in North Hollywood, it seems we have a daily one around here. I had my camera, not the greatest shot but I wanted to share it.

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