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I am a new CA Premier X12 user and would like someone to review my plan & layout files for a new construction residential duplex that will be located in Bethlehem, CT (see rough draft). I am looking for feedback regarding my use of Chief Architect as well as any architectural, structural/engineering and/or building feedback such as:
changes to make the CA plan more efficient, reusable, maintainable, etc. changes needed to meet code requirements changes that can save money or be more cost effective to build changes that might be more aesthetically pleasing to a buyer changes that will make the plans clearer/easier to read/understand for the builder, lumber yard and/or building inspector feedback on material choices (zip system or Tyvek, roof trusses or not, floor trusses or I joists, batts or foam insulation, vinyl/wood/hardie siding, etc.) any wisdom that might help me avoid long delays, bad contractor experiences, problems with the town/state/health dept., etc.
I don't expect you to be an expert in all 4 areas (CA, architecture, engineering & building), so if you are only able to help with one of those areas I would still be happy to consider you for just the piece that you have experience with. If you are interested please send me a personal message with information on how you would be able to help and what your rates are.
I am a layperson who's been experimenting with Chief Architect for over a year now- dreaming up, designing (and re-designing) my family's future "dream home."
We are ready to move toward the next stage of building on our acreage in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, and we're seeking help. I would like to find a nearby architect/draftsman who uses Chief so that my existing (but unprofessional) plans might be most easily adapted.
We'd also like to start talking with potential builders. We have no experience with construction-complete virgins to the process. This project will be the realization of fifteen years of dreaming- our "forever home" and biggest lifetime investment. It's very important we get it right!
Thanks in advance for any information or advice.