Topography

Surveys and site layouts

by Sean O'Hara February 22, 2019

One of the first steps in a building design is analyzing the existing site to understand its opportunities and its challenges. This necessitates having a survey of the site. Therefore I will usually suggest that clients get a survey immediately after our first meeting. Once […]

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Revit Tutorial: Importing Topography

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018
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Civil engineers typically use a 3D CAD program to model topography for a site.  When we receive their CAD file for a site, we have to import it into Revit to create a topography surface that we can then edit. Before you create topography in […]

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Production Home Building- Site Conditions and Climate

by Samantha Coleman March 23, 2018
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Site conditions and climate will have a major impact on the selection of all aspects of a building. With that in mind, it is critical to understand what choices one will have when building a residence. However, since most homes in the United States are […]

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