Monday, October 3, 2016

Revit 2016 interesting

When switching the Project Browser to "not on sheets"- it does not take into account legends. All legends are shown in the "not on sheets" view of the Project Browser even when the legends in question are on at least one sheet.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

ASTM Compaction

D698 is generally used for "thin" fills beneath structures.

D1557 is used for airport runways, highways and "deep" fills beneath buildings.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sometimes, you draft an email and never send it...

Good day. You have asked about our opinions and recommendations for the First Impressions west side submittal.
  1.  These are installations that will last for a long time and will be viewed by employees of the VA on a daily basis. We see the submission as  a step back from the east side, publically viewable installations.
  2. We think that the text and medallion need not be duplicated at the director’s reception.
  3. The flags/wheelchair vets image (shown as part of the #3 installation) may be better displayed at the #4 location.
  4. FYI the #4 design repeats two images from the computer room installation. We think that this design may be well suited for the #3 location.
  5. The #1 and #2 images color coordinate well.
  6.  The #1 image should have the letter height reduced so that all the text will occur on the top half of the image.
  7.  Each location has tables and chairs immediately adjacent to their respective walls except #4.
  8. We recommend that the next submittal have dimensions  to show the proportions of the images to their respective walls.
  9. Will the same stainless steel wall base detail be used?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Costa Mesa Historical Society events

Here is a link to the events page of the Costa Mesa Historical Society.
As you may understand the sources of histories have changed radically over the years. Where once the telephone books provide extensive amounts of information, now they are nearly useless. Early phone books had the names of everyone in a household and often listed the profession of the breadwinner, now few people even allow their phones to be listed and others do  not even have land lines. Newspapers from 100 years ago had local events in homes covered as news. Now events are often only listed on line and once the event is over, the web site may go dark.

How will the people in the future learn about us?

Find out at Future Forward

Recent Architectural Projects

  • 2015-2016 VBA Wilshire 2nd floor, GSA ~$4m
  • 2014-2015 VBA Wilshire 4th floor TI, GSA ~$2m
  • 2013-14 Facilities Support Center LEED submittals, NASA AFRC
  • 2013-14 Maguire Aviation Hanger, Van Nuys, BASCON
  • 2013-15 Fullerton Municipal Airport Terminal Remodel, City of Fullerton ~$5m