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How does the sensors are con

deniz-dnmez, Student • 1d

Hi, I'm a seniour Civil Engineering student and I'm writing my thesis on integration of BIM and FM programs. Right now I'm working on the sensors and the data transfer from sensors to FM systems. Other than using BIM in 3D modelling programs, it is possbile to find... Read More

The shipping containers look

seb-laf, Architect • 3d
fern, Modlar Administrator

Thank you for sending us the request, we currently don't have this model available in Revit file format. But we will put your request in our bucket list!

How can I update my samples

lynne-vitale, Designer • 4d
fern, Modlar Administrator

What software do you use?

Why are some ArchiCAD object

vincius-spira, Other • 6d

Hi there, I assume you mean for the ArchICAD file? It looks like he script is protected, however just make sure you load it properly then it'll be find. To do this, add the object file to the project via the Library manager, this will then add it to your library or you can try drag and dropping it onto your project floor plan. However if you...

We have 735.00 m2 (7912 sq

harmen-polidor-oduber, Other • Apr 22

Good morning. We are working on de restauration of one church in Aruba. They request maxitile P-10. Can we have a CIF Aruba price for this material. We have 735.00 m2 (7912 sq feet.) Ridge tiles we have 74.00 m1 (243 line feet.) Ridge tiles side we have 70.00 m1 (23... Read More

Hi Harmen, we forward you're question and request for pricing to the vendor. In the future to speed it up feel free to click the request a quote button on any product you see. Cheers, Scott 1 More Answer

How can we change the angle

burak-erel, Architect • Apr 21

I can not change its angle.can not be at 0 degree.

fern, Modlar Administrator

Please try download the updated Archicad object again. On the object settings interface select Settings > Dimensions > and adjust the Angle parameter on the model. Hope this could help. 2 More Answers

Does this product come in fi

audrey-davey, Other • Apr 20

Thanks, Audrey

pauly, Other

Hi Audrey! Are you meaning is it available in Douglas Fir? probably best to hit the button and contract the vendor, I'd say it is!

How are IFC Files used in de

alan-lucas, Technician • Apr 18

How are IFC files actually used? Are they editable? I've been put in charge of BIM because I have 30 years CAD experience. But the people in charge don't really understand BIM and I'm not getting the training! Anyway, what i want to know is: How if an IFC file ACTUA... Read More

tomasz.rosinski, Technician

We are quite often getting IFC models from architects. To help us working with them we are asking for two models one is geometry other is spaces data. From this type of linked models we can create spaces and work on them. Anyway in my opinion native format of Revit files is the best. IFC is a last option I'll consider. 7 More Answers

Floating homes - boats or bu

ajkim, Designer • Apr 13

Are floating homes considered to be boats when it pertains to various building codes?

reidh-beallagh, Designer

The House Boat, came before building codes. They should be treated like a high quality trailer park. 1 More Answer

Styles of houseboats in Euro

ajkim, Designer • Apr 13

Why are the styles of houseboats in Europe so much more well-designed?

We are looking for quotes on

adam-diaz, Other • Apr 12

Adam, we'll reach out to them for you and get the pricing!

Can I find this library in A

gisele-costa-alcantara-moraes, Designer • Apr 10

I'm working with vectorwork, but I don't know how to import your appliances (Revit) to my draws using Vector. Thanks Gisele Morase 0212937102

fern, Modlar Administrator

This model currently available in Revit file format but more formats coming soon. We will send your request to manufacturer and stay tuned !

Living wall systems you woul

pauly, Other • Apr 7

Living walls or "green" exteriors are becoming more popular. Although they are tricky to design and maintain the plants. Have you seen or used any living walls systems you would recommend?

Help Spec'ing Miele Applianc

pauly, Other • Apr 6

I'm looking at specifying Miele Appliances for the first time in a high residential project that I'm doing in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'd love to get feedback from other architects that have previously spec'd them, compared to other brands and whether your clien... Read More

dennis.barker, Technician

I have used Miele many times in high end residential projects and have 5 Miele appliances in my own home. Work perfectly and never had problems. 2 More Answers

Which are good architecture

snk.revit, Other • Apr 6

I'm currently residing in Northern California and looking for opportunities preferably in the SF Bay Area.

henry-paredes, Architect

A great firm is SB Architects, One Beach Drive Street, Suite 101, San Francisco CA 94133 I work in the Miami office. Hope this help. Regards, Henry Paredes 1 More Answer

Any creative ideas on how to

carrie-matson, Other • Apr 5

These wall hangings are so stylish and blend perfectly with the overall look of the room. I think the room has to be big as these would not work well in small spaces.

cliff.mitchell, Architect

I don't think those are wall hangings. They seem to be really awesome and huge pendant lamps hanging above the island. You are correct though, they wouldn't very easily FIT into small spaces. 1 More Answer

How to achieve amazing in-si

pauly, Other • Apr 5

A favourite of brutalism, these in-situ cast concrete walls always look impressive and weather ever so nicely with age. Their simple look is deceiving though, as they are often difficult to pour and have a smooth finish, due to air getting trapped during the pour.

Builders often use a special vibrator for concrete, wich can take most of those trapped bubles out of the wet concrete. 1 More Answer

Low profile flashing details

miked, Other • Apr 5

These low profile flashing details, always look fantastic, although I'm always nervous they will move and let water in on windy days. Does any have any smart flashing details, that allow you to achieve a wind resistant yet low profile?

snk.revit, Other

Flashing has to integrate with both the roof and the side. Cleans lines and durable details depend on careful framing.

Who/where is the best suppli

gregco, Other • Apr 5

It seems every kitchen and bathroom supplier sells Delta Faucet's range? But where can I find the best cheapest price?

It depends how many you need for the product really. For a project or building, you're contractor would handle the bids from suppliers. However if you just want one or two for a home, Delta Faucet sell them directly on their website or lower and home depot are always safe bets.

How to restore an exposed br

carrie-matson, Other • Apr 5

Industrial and minimalist work well together. I like how the red brick wall has been paired with grey fittings.

vinnyd, Other

Brick walls add an old world charm to the interiors making the room feel cozy. However, you want to make sure that there's no crumpling mortar due to the exposure to moisture and extreme temperatures over time. Clean the brick, repair the damaged areas on the wall, try colorwash. 3 More Answers

How to stop metal cladding f

pauly, Other • Apr 5

Metal claddings such as these are becoming a lot more popular, however often you see the cladding "warp" when exposed to the sun or on hot days. Often the metal is fixed to a timber sub straight, such as plywood. More modern buildings like this one, seem t... Read More

I want to visit some of the latest buildings before I start my new project. 1 More Answer

Why aren't there more design

alvin-fluckiger, Designer • Apr 4

Why aren't there more designs for hurricane safe homes? I have a design that is hurricane retardant and safe.

ajkim, Designer

I'm not sure what you mean by hurricane safe homes but I can assure you that there are lots of building codes in hurricane zones that builders must adhere to. Although, many buildings fall through the cracks, especially in a place like Miami, where I grew up. The vernacular for buildings in this region are concrete foundations, with concrete... 2 More Answers

Why I am being asked for a p

mohamed-bagurudeen, Engineer • Apr 3
fern, Modlar Administrator

You can load object into the project library and use it in the project normally without open it, and you change settings through the object interface settings as well. Hope this could help.

If you were in an empty spac

grey-aisha, Student • Apr 1

What is the first thing (facilities, activities, objects etc.) would you want to have or be provided?

jamesx, Designer

hmm it really depends.. for how long do I have to stay there? sounds a bit silly but I would want a cozy bed/sofa. Can't wait to hear what others think! 2 More Answers

Mention your favorite Zaha H

shrutikothiwal, Other • Mar 31

Deeply saddened by the death of Zaha Hadid. She was a true inspiration for architects and women around the world. Her incredible work has won her many awards some of them being the Evelyn Grace Academy, Maxxi Museum and Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre.

jorge-de-lyon, Student

is not her buildings that inspire me, is the self Zaha Hadid with her thinking to think in the impossible forms and transform it in concrete (literally) 4 More Answers

Is it possible to get this i

marie-finstad, Student • Mar 31

This lamp is perfect for my hotel exam!

fern, Modlar Administrator

Unfortunately we don't have this product available in Archicad file format but we will pass your request to the manufacturer. Thanks

Can ArchiCAD be made availab

karan-verma, Student • Mar 30

Hi Karan, you could try the Horiso ones we have in the library: They're available for both ArchiCAD and Autodesk Revit formats.

How to achieve natural expos

pauly, Other • Mar 30

This natural timber cladding looks fantastic and will weather very nicely. This project uses cedar which is then stained, but there are other many alternatives.

Yes this particular project is cedar (it's used a lot in New Zealand) where this is located. They usually stain it, then it will naturally weather over time turner grey. A really timeless natural look. 2 More Answers

The floor plan view of the A

daniel-nardini-marques, Other • Mar 30

I downloaded the object for ArchiCAD and I need a detailed floor plan view, but it's just a rectangle.

fern, Modlar Administrator

Unfortunately this ArchiCAD 2D view only show the simple detail on floor plan. 1 More Answer

Cost of moving and installin

carrie-matson, Other • Mar 29

The house looks great but what would be the cost of moving and installing it at a new location. Also, would the customized specifications increase the total cost?

vivien, Designer

I think current price estimates put the cost of the pod at between USD$16k-55k - a big range but I imagine it would depend on the number of basic pods, the amount of customization (I would imagine from a list of choices), and finishes you're looking for. It is not the type of home you could tow behind a truck, and assembly has to be by a prof... 2 More Answers

Biscuits used as a curtain o

carrie-matson, Other • Mar 23

It looks like wood, but does anyone know more about the kind of wood that's being used here. Clearly, the purpose is to make the interiors comfortable while dressing up the exterior looks.

ajkim, Designer

The wood curtain elements here are made from Iroko, sometimes called an African Teak. Like any teak, it is a hardwood that is rot-resistant. It is also waterproof and fairly UV resistant. It's qualities make it a good material for exteriors as well as marine use.

Sound Power Level of AD55M D

charles-yuen, Other • Mar 23

Are there any documents that show the Sound Power Level (SPL) of these pumps?

Good question, we'll reach out to the manufacturer and hopefully find out.

Omni-Ecosystems the bim zip

john-silva, Architect • Mar 22

I downloaded the Omni-Ecosystems bim zip file, but it appears to be empty.Has anyone else had this problem, or knows how I can fix it?

fern, Modlar Administrator

Thanks for letting us know, we will inform the manufacturer and hopefully they will have bim files available soon.

How to achieve green / livin

pauly, Other • Mar 21

Not your normal ivy-covered facade. Sprawling flora creates an uninterrupted screen over the elevation of each building that is connected by three walkways. These living facades always present tricky challenges around waterproofing, due to the number of poles and p... Read More

I always though "fauna" was animal. I assume "Sprawling fauna" should read "Sprawling flora"? 3 More Answers

Pre formed concrete elements

carrie-matson, Other • Mar 21

Pre formed concrete elements such as these concrete screens are a unique and timeless addition to the building. Although they look simple, they represent some interesting engineering challenges. Not only do they have to be engineered to stand the test of time, they... Read More

How to use sheet metal cladd

miked, Other • Mar 21

Sheet metal cladding is being used on a lot of iconic buildings lately (in some ways popularised by famous architects such as Frank Gehry). Although it gives a simple look, there is normally some tricky detailing going on as special care needs to be taken to allow f... Read More

Are there BIM files for Low

prasath-creatrix, Engineer • Mar 17
fern, Modlar Administrator

Sorry they do not have Archicad object available at this stage, you might have to try create it from the pdf drawing specifications. 1 More Answer

How to insulate thin timber

carrie-matson, Other • Mar 14

These exposed timber roofs always look fantastic, however what is the best way to insulate them? As there is obviously not a lot of empty space in them and I worry the rooms would be freezing in winter.

bab10018, Architect

It looks to me like there are two "slabs" of approximately 4" thick each. My guess is this might be some sort of structural insulated panel (SIP) one on top of the other. Perhaps the required insulation here is not that high. In addition, there might be a much thicker roof system st pack from the thin profile that is visible. T... 8 More Answers

How can you achieve organic

pauly, Other • Mar 14

There are numerous ways to achieve a organic forms with timber with timber cladding. Often the best way is with the use of thin timber strips, or thin sheet cladding.