Vector Praxis Blog

Design and Project Organization

Real BIM: Can Architects be Master Builders Again?

Real BIM: Can Architects be Master Builders Again?

Some history: The good ol’ days, the bad ol’ now

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A 2012 Taxonomy of Drawings: Paper to Vector

A Taxonomy of drawings and why I hate paper, whether I’m looking at it on a table or on a screen Despite all the hype about BIM, I seldom see a contractors’ trailer with computer screens instead of paper drawings. In fact, despite working on recent projects by architects such as Foster + Partners, KPF, Gensler etc.

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Drawings & Presentations

Drawings & Presentations

From the moment I opened my first commercial workshop in 1984, one of the most enjoyable and important parts of my job has been delivering sales presentations and conducting shop drawing reviews with architects and interior designers.

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The Information Content of Drawings

The Information Content of Drawings

In this series of articles I hope to shed some light on the relationship between the information content of a drawing, its cost of production, its usefulness as a contract document and its usefulness in practical construction.

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