tinadelllic

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  1. Hi there! I'm still interested. I'll shoot you a message and we can talk further.
  2. Thanks for the input but you're speaking martian to me Let me know if you want to collaborate on creating something new for this.. I think other calculations like attic ventilation, crawlspace ventilation, natural ventilation and glazing calcs could be simplified with a step by step table in chief if load calculations could be.
  3. For those of you that perform electrical load calculations or panel schedules for the electrical service on your projects, what resources have been helpful to you? Have you created any templates or worksheets for yourself to make this an easier process? Would you be interested in having a template in chief architect that another user has made? I'm curious who would be interested in sharing tips/tricks or anything that could be shared to used in chief architect. I have some things I've developed for my own use but not sure if others would find this useful or how many users incorporate this into their plans and services. Here's a few links I found really helpful: https://naffainc.com/x/CB2/Elect/EHtmFiles/Optional Method-Sizing Electrical Service.htm https://naffainc.com/x/CB2/Elect/EHtmFiles/Standard Method-Sizing Electrical Service.htm https://www.thespruce.com/calculating-subpanel-loads-1152758
  4. For the slope of that lot from your photo I'd recommend using the elevation lines feature for inputting the terrain data. I'm pretty well-versed in creating terrain models in Chief so feel reach out to me if you have questions and I'll see if I can help. Here's a few videos that you may find helpful: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/412/creating-sloped-terrain-and-adding-retaining-walls.html https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/411/terrain-contours-absolute-elevations-vs-sea-level-elevations.html https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/250/adding-terrain-elevation-data.html https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/6082/grandview-how-we-modified-the-terrain.html
  5. Hi all! I'd like to share links to a few handy tools I've found. Enjoy! (I'll add to this). Please comment and let me know if you find anything helpful or new to you Tina Articles/Blogs: https://www.probuilder.com/ https://www.custombuilderonline.com/ https://buildingadvisor.com/ https://www.hunker.com (NEW) https://www.ecmweb.com (NEW) (Awesome guides for electrical!) https://www.architonic.com/en (NEW) https://www.bdcnetwork.com/blogs (NEW) https://www.thespruce.com (NEW) - FAVORITE Building Codes: https://up.codes/ https://www.nfpa.org/ CAD Hatches: https://architextures.org/hatches Design Criteria (structural): https://hazards.atcouncil.org/#/ Details & Specs: https://www.4specs.com/ https://www.caddetails.com/ https://www.eima.com (EIFS & STUCCO) (NEW) Electrical: https://naffainc.com/x/CB2/Elect/EHtmFiles/Standard Method-Sizing Electrical Service.htm https://naffainc.com/x/CB2/Elect/EHtmFiles/Optional Method-Sizing Electrical Service.htm https://iaeimagazine.org/electrical-fundamentals/residential-service-calculations-in-the-national-electrical-code/ https://www.thespruce.com/calculating-subpanel-loads-1152758 https://www.do-it-yourself-help.com/circuit-breaker-wiring-diagrams (NEW) Engineering/Structural: https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/ https://seblog.strongtie.com/category/residential-construction/ Energy: https://basc.pnnl.gov FEMA (Flood Zones) & Climate https://msc.fema.gov/portal/advanceSearch Font Downloads: https://www.downloadfonts.io/ https://freefontsfamily.com/ Hardwood: https://www.hardwoodinfo.com/ Learning/Education: https://www.jlconline.com (FAVORITE) https://archive.org/ - Free versions of IRC Building Code, architecture/detailing books, etc. https://www.aecdaily.com https://www.archtoolbox.com Material Samples (Free): https://www.materialbank.com/ (AWESOME) - Unlimited free samples mailed to your doorstep overnight https://www.tilebar.com Molding/Trim: Wainscot Panel Designer: https://www.ekenamillwork.com/product-builder/wainscot-paneling-designer/ Old Homes: https://www.oldhouseonline.com/ https://www.oldhouseweb.com/ Rebar Spacing: https://www.blocklayer.com/concrete/rebar-slabeng Rise/Run: https://www.blocklayer.com/riserun Roof Slope: http://final-analysis.com/calculators/roof_slope.htm Roof Area Calculator: http://final-analysis.com/calculators/roof_area.htm STAIRS: Tread/Riser Calculator: https://www.blocklayer.com/stairs/straighteng Baluster/Spindle Designer: https://www.ekenamillwork.com/product-builder/balustrade-designer/ Site Plan/Terrain: https://geodesy.noaa.gov/
  6. I've gotten plans through Maricopa county and zoning a number of times and very familiar with their permitting process. Just message me if you still need help with this
  7. Hi there, I sent you a message. I'm happy to give you some input on tweaking the floor plan with a a few more details. Best of luck!
  8. I really like it and got to explore it quite a bit with a recent commercial project. Check out the code illustrations, especially for calculations - some were surprisingly useful! Not sure I'll pay $30 a month though.
  9. detail - stucco system assembly 1" foam wbs panel.calibz Here's a detail with a bit more pizazz I made for stucco siding (Western 1-Kote). stucco system per the following: Hot Arid climate (ARIZONA) 2x4 wood framed wall @ 16" o.c. 3/8" solid wood-based sheathing 1" EPS foam (continuous insulation) There's a PDF for whoever asked to view outside the .calibz file stucco detail with foam panel.pdf
  10. No, I'm sorry but that would be a considerable amount of additional work.
  11. CEILING HEIGHT+TILE-HATCH_4.1.22.calibzCEILING HEIGHT+HARDWOOD-HATCH_4.1.22.calibz SHARE 5: Flooring material hatch + ceiling height
  12. STUCCO-EXT-SIDING DETAIL.calibzR703.7.3_CODE-STUCCO-WATER-RESISTIVE-BARRIERS.calibzTEXT-STUCCO-SYST-OVER-BARRIER_ESR_calibz.calibz SHARE #4: Stucco
  13. SHARE 3: Mixed box - Site Plan/plot plan, template calculation/tables, Plumbing plan items WATER-METER-CALCS-TABLE.calibz METER BOX - WATER ACCESS.calibz TV-SCREEN-DIAGONAL+DIMS.calibz ROUGH-PLUMBING-TEMPLATE.calibz 6%22 SQUARE LED LIGHT.calibz SITE HATCH LEGEND GRASS, CONC, EXISTING.calibz SITE SYMBOL LEGEND - SEPTIC, PROPANE, MEP.calibz UTILITY BOX - ELECTRIC (SYMBOL ONLY).calibz ELEC-WORKING-SPACE-MAIN-PANEL.calibz WATER SUPPLY CALC - ADJUST FOR METER SIZE.calibz SUDP - 8%22 PVC SEWER MAIN TO HOUSE +FL.calibz FRAMING - SLEEPER DETAIL.calibz INTERIOR AREA SQ FT TABLE.calibz
  14. Thank you! Much appreciated and I'll keep that offer in mind
  15. SHARE 2: TEMPLATE NOTES (PART 1) EASEMENT HATCH LEGEND.calibz FILL-IN_APPLIANCE-DIMS.calibz FILL-IN_UTILITES+SERVICES.calibz ATTIC-ACCESS-NOTE-PLAN.calibz ATTIC-VENTILATION-CALCS-TEMPLATE-NOTES.calibz EGRESS-NOTES-GENERAL-TEMPLATE.calibz IECC RESIDENTIAL CHECKLIST.calibz SITE PLAN LEGEND - ADDITION (1).calibz COPYRIGHT & CLIENT USE NOTES.calibz AIR SEALING NOTES.calibz
  16. Hi all! I'd like to share some of my library content that I feel may be useful for others. These pieces are a mixed bag - some original work, but many are chief pieces that I modified or conveniently grouped. I plan to add more from my collection over time. Please feel free to use/edit/adapt as you see fit! Tina SHARE #1: ELECTRICAL GFCI-DRAWER.calibz GARAGE-OPENER+GFCI:WP.calibz FURNACE-ELECTRIC+220V.calibz 6-INCH-EXISTING-CAN-LIGHT.calibz 220V (W:H).calibz AC+DISCONNECT+GFCI:WP_220V.calibz CLEARANCE-ELEC-PANEL-NOTE.calibz DUPLEX-DRAWER.calibz EV-CHARGER+50AMP.calibz GARAGE-OPENER+GFCI:WP.calibz RCPELEC LEGEND2022.calibz UNDER-TOP-CABINET-LIGHTING.calibz W:H-ELECTRIC-AND-220.calibz
  17. Hi there! Yes my email address is tinadelllic@icloud.com. Please send over anything you'd like and I'll be happy to take a look. Thanks for reaching out!
  18. How many steps with the split level? If there's a staircase you must have a 3-way switched light however there may be a certain number of steps in which that applies (ex: 4+ or more).
  19. I have this little library piece that I made for myself as well. Please peer review it to make sure that my work is correct however it hasn't gotten any kickback during plan reviews so far! Hope it helps and all, please feel free to improve it or redline if it needs correcting! ATTIC-VENTILATION-CALCS-TEMPLATE-NOTES.calibz
  20. I found this handy guide awhile back! Hope it helps anyone following this topic Kristina
  21. I can definitely help you out with this and perhaps advise on the necessary components for your construction documents based on your jurisdiction. Please let me know if you haven't already had your needs met @Jeff_BiltJeff
  22. Hi there, Perhaps this already exists which I'd love to be apart of... Otherwise, any interest in forming a peer review group specifically for plans prepared for building department submittal or have been returned with redline comments for corrections? I know that building departments vary, however it would be a great resource if a trusted circle could openly share for feedback and collaboration. Please share any thoughts! EDIT: Let me know if this isn't the place to share, but in spirit of the post here is a quick/simple comment response template for building department redlines if desired Kristina Morsman tinadelllic@icloud.com Chief X13 COMMENT_RESPONSE_TEMPLATE.docx
  23. Who Pays When the Design Doesn't Meet Code?.pdfWho Pays If Something's Wrong With The Plans and Specs?.pdfWho Pays for a Sub's Negligence?.pdf Hi there, Here's a couple articles I had in my files you might find helpful
  24. Hi Gene, I actually know quite a bit about this topic although it does vary some from state to state. First, did you have a signed agreement for the work that was performed on your house with the general contractor who was on the permit for the project? Second, did he use hire a subcontractor for the work on the roof or perform the work himself? A couple other items, 1) Even if you are beyond the timeframe of the warranty provided that doesn't necessarily mean he's off the hook and its your problem now. 2) What really will need to be determined is if this is a material defect, poor workmanship (bad install), or if there was an outside event that impacted the area which caused the damage. 3) Proving number 2 ^ EDIT: As far as the building department goes, to my knowledge most jurisdictions (nationwide) have essentially qualified immunity for the inspectors and plan reviewers. The building department technically isn't there for the benefit or interests of the homeowner, its there to protect the jurisdiction and ensure your project meets the codes they feel would prevent you from negatively impacting public interests.