Architects give great advice ALL THE TIME that if acted on can will put significant money into your pockets. I've been in practice for over 30 years and KNOW my value.   So, why should architects make other people rich without getting paid well for it? I...

One of the advantages of using the latest software is that as KR.eativ: Architects I am more productive that I was when working on a drawing board or using 2D CAD on computer. I can also handle larger projects, up to £25 million, without needing...

I have been fascinated by the writings of the Roman Vitruvius (well the translations) for 40 years and they appear to be becoming more and more relevant:   In lay terms he is saying that an architect must be a thinker and a doer, the thinking informs...

Following on from the first instalment of my comments on Vitruvius, the following demonstrates just one aspect of the importance of learning. At school over 40 years ago the beginnings of computing were interesting us as sixth formers and Maths lessons included learning BASIC. Some...

One of the recurring themes with projects is the "Justa" project. Client phones up with "I'd like some plans drawn for a project, It is just a small extension". It happens on bigger projects too. They want an extension, and it follows this chain of...

There has been much talk and media concern about the number of jobs that will be lost in the coming years through the AI revolution. The good news is that architects are way down the list at only a 2% likelihood However, technical staff are not...

It is newsletter time again: newsletter-1807-July There are also lots of free PDFs accessible through the website and if you book a free 20 minute 'Ask and Expert' call to get you started in the right direction. As the practice has a window of opportunity, for using the...

The UK Government has released a paper "Industrial Strategy - Construction Sector Deal" that states the following 'people' policies": Establish a technical education system that rivals the best in the world to stand alongside our world- class higher education system - There already was one 40...

As a trustee I think it about time I introduced one of a human's oldest skills to the World of the Internet 🙂 We train people in the traditional building skills of stonemasonry and will be celebrating our 50th anniversary later in the year. BUT,...