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Complete Architectural Drawing list of all sheets required

List Of All Sheets Required In A Complete Architectural Drawing

In this blog post, we discuss the importance of architectural drawings in the construction process and break down the various elements and numbering systems found in a typical architectural drawing document for construction. This post is a must-read for architects looking to gain hands-on experience and understanding of how to effectively convey construction information through proper sheet numbering and organization. From cover sheets and legends to site plans, floor plans, roof plans, reflected ceiling plans, elevations, and more, this post provides a comprehensive guide to architectural drawings and how they are used in the building process.

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Discover the Revolutionary Way AI is Transforming Architectural Visualization

AI is revolutionizing architectural visualization by generating stunning images from textual inputs. The use of AI offers significant advantages in terms of ease, speed, and efficiency of rendering. However, it may pose a potential threat to traditional 3D modeling and rendering tools such as 3Ds Max, Revit, V-ray, Lumion, and Enscape.

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Sojourn Of A Nigerian Architect in Canada #8 | Starting a New Position

After years of hard work, perseverance, and determination, my dream of becoming a licensed architect in Canada has officially commenced. In this article, I share my journey of securing an Intern Architect position and the importance of soft skills, building a portfolio, and utilizing tools like LinkedIn in the job search process. Join me as I reflect on my 30 months in Canada and embark on my final journey towards licensure in just 2-3 years. Follow my journey and learn from my experiences as a foreign-trained architect in Canada

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2020 Complete List of ARCON Accredited Schools of Architecture in Nigeria

The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) has published the list of accredited schools of architecture in Nigeria for 2020. According to ARCON, the purpose of the publication was to inform and guide the public on their choice of schools. It further stated that only schools listed below have been duly accredited to admit students to study architecture in Nigeria.

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Lagos Most Beautiful Building – Kingsway Tower

I recently visited Lagos, Nigeria and came across a building that I believe is the most beautiful in the city. The building, called the Kingsway Tower, is located on Alfred Rewane Street in Ikoyi. As I approached the building from the Falomo Bridge, I was struck by its large curvilinear shading device suspended on its curtain walls, separated by layers of draping plants that reach the full height of the building. Admiring the building made me think about the role of architects and what separates a great architect from an average one. I realized that it’s not just about design, but also the architect’s ability to stay versatile and updated with building components, materials, techniques, and technology, as well as the ability to produce sufficient specifications and details to reduce ambiguity and promote clarity for the building contractor

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2 Best Cities in Nigeria For Architects

The article discusses that Nigeria has several locations for architects to move to due to fast-growing infrastructural development and economic activity. These cities have a variety of architectural projects available year-round and are funded by government and business activities. I will be exploring the two best cities in Nigeria that offer the most opportunities for architects to practice.

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5 Dangers Quacks Pose To Architecture.

The article discusses the dangers posed by unlicensed individuals practicing as architects, referred to as “quacks.” These individuals can’t be held accountable for their actions and their practices can harm the profession, lead to project failure and loss of lives, deprive licensed architects of work and income, and lack professionalism. The article also mentions that the regulatory body for architects in Nigeria has created categories for registrable individuals to encourage more individuals to become licensed architects.

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How To Make Buildings Disability Friendly – 6 Easy Ways

The Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act has been signed into law in Nigeria, making it an offence to discriminate against People Living With Disability (PLWD). This article is discussing ways to make buildings more accessible and disability-friendly. It highlights 6 ways that can be implemented by architects during design, and mentions that many buildings are currently inaccessible to PLWD, such as revolving doors in Nigerian banks. The Act speaks directly to public buildings and makes it mandatory for architects in Nigeria to design disability-friendly buildings.

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How To Avoid Second-hand Designs

In this article, I am discussing my views on recycled and custom-made designs in architecture, and exploring the reasons why architects engage in this practice and if I believe they should. I am also examining the consequences of this practice for both architects and clients. I share my own experience with a client who requested me to undertake a design for a lower fee and explaining the reason why the client did not use the previous architect.

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Why Our Buildings Are Loosing Characters – And How To Fix Them

I observed that when driving within most city centers and built-up areas in Nigeria, there is an increasing loss of character in newer buildings when compared to those built several decades back. This is most obvious in the premises of universities where various buildings from different decades can be seen together. This increase in character loss is not applicable to every new building, however, it applies to the majority of contemporary buildings built lately. I argue that this poses a problem to architecture as it gives our urban environment a bland and boring appearance, also, it fails to excite those living in and around them, thus taking an emotional toll on people. Lastly, it is likely to impact the real estate value of properties in these localities and ultimately their economics. I set out to understand why our buildings are becoming increasingly boring and how this can be fixed.

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