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  1. Silver ton is awesome. Mountains that never melt. Unfortunately I am beginning to suspect Colorado is trying to become like California. New laws ect. It's a tragedy.
  2. If your a framer and know trick or to ... u should be good.
  3. Tony, I will be relocating from silicon valley .... the armpit of the world lol. I spent 10 yrs in the Durango area as builder. I done a'lot of travailing in my career thus far. Cali, Arizona, Utah , and co . Out of all the places , I will always call Colorado home. Guess its the dam farm boy in me. Peace , quiet, good fishing and a killer sunset. I,m also an avid snowboarder and miss real snow. Ill probably set up shop in the Denver area though. More people , opportunity. Then ill settle down and buy some property and build off grid.
  4. Interesting tony. We are considering moving to the Denver area. We looked in the springs and there wasn't much going on there from what we could tell. However i know the Denver area is starting to boom. It was ranked 19th on scale when i last looked. There doesn't seem to be a'lot of chief users in the area from what i can gather. Mainly Revit and auto cad users.
  5. Rule is whatever is out, 2/3rds in. Referance ca 2013 codes. Ibc code and residential code. Check seismic zone . Check bearing points. Check load on platform.
  6. Depends. Is garage attached? Ect. What is the 'Floor Area Ratio - FAR' The floor area ratio (FAR) is the relationship between the total amount of usable floor area that a building has, or has been permitted for the building, and the total area of the lot on which the building stands. This ratio is determined by dividing the total, or gross, floor area of the building by the gross area of the lot. A higher ratio is more likely to indicate a dense or urban construction. Local governments use FAR for zoning codes. BREAKING DOWN 'Floor Area Ratio - FAR' The FAR accounts for the entire floor area of a building, not simply the building's footprint. Buildings with varying numbers of stories may have the same FAR value. For example, the FAR of a 1,000-square-foot building with one story situated on a 4,000-square-foot lot would be 0.25. A two-story building on the same lot, where each floor was 500 square feet, would have the same FAR value.
  7. We need a vid from one of the grand masters on this.
  8. Cheif should be able to do air volume calcs for distributions and circulatory ect. Other programs can. WHY WHY WHY Arghh Frustrated again.
  9. Why is there not a comments section in the room finish schedule? Also, why is there no option for volume envelope? Third, is when a ceiling plane (cathedral example) is created the schedule data says NA. Note ceiling over room has been unchecked in the dbx in that room.
  10. Add room separator at prow . Ballon frame prow walls. Prow area (room) vaulted(cathedral) .lower area cieling above or just roof ,cieling ect. Use roof planes to draw roof. easy . ...
  11. I think it's great for interrior designers and the like. However for asbuilts I'm kinda old school and tend not to trust technology to much. sketching is still best for me .
  12. It would be interesting. I'm questioning if you can do a whole house or a commercial building with this .
  13. Change schedule to text if need be. Or open window in dbx select egress. For general additional notes change schedule to text.
  14. There are sidelights in the library. I was looking for theese door units a while back. More often than not the assembly is a whole unit or kit. I believe they were under doors or windows.its been a while. I think in the end I faked it and made p solids.
  15. I'm moving to portland next month. Beaverton . Let me know if you need help.
  16. Crazy. Not here in Sanjose yet. Can u show one so when it comes here I have an idea of what they want? nevermind got it.
  17. So when the heck is the brush management plan been in effect? I've only ever seen it drawn in commercial only? Is SD making you do this for residential?
  18. And Richard is so right on this one. Heed the warning.
  19. You can't even change a window size without approval here.
  20. Agreed . My point was even though someone has a certification or stamp does not make them good at what they do. Sure learning the backgrounds, systems, theory's and the like is all relevant one must know how to accomplish the task. This, in my opinion, can only be achieved through experience. Just having a stamp means nothing. There are lots of bad builders with a license, and lots of bad architects and designers. I can remember one time when I was building, the plans were so bad I actually set them on fire in the street in front of supervisors and the architect and said you guys build it. Really it's the endeavor to constantly learn and grow. I'm humble enough to know no one person can know everything. Don't get me wrong I have the up most respect for anyone architect, designer, builder or laborer that can prove himself in the field. But to say anyone is any better than anyone else just because of a stamp, a Ferrari or something else is wrong in my opinion. look at Michael's son with the legos ...now where is that boys stamp?
  21. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright ... under education?
  22. Yup make sure you have a stamp ... like mr frank loyd wright did. By the way if I'm not mistakin he didn't even graduate high school. Do good work there's your stamp.
  23. I'm finding customers don't want pex because of the particulates per million of plastic ingested. interesting enough its the same as water bottles which were deemed healthy. The long-term effects are not known at this time as far as I know of. Also, plumbers talk of critters eating holes through the stuff.
  24. Watch it he's gonna take dad's business and his customer base. ..........