Project Toolbox (updated 9.21.22)


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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

 

 

Building Codes:

https://up.codes/

https://www.nfpa.org/

 

CAD Hatches:

https://architextures.org/hatches

 

Design Criteria (structural):

https://hazards.atcouncil.org/#/

 

Details:

https://www.caddetails.com/

 

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

 

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/

 

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/

 

 

 

 

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  • tinadelllic changed the title to Project Toolbox (updated 9.21.22)

Thanks for the resources list. One of my favorite phone apps for field measure is called Pitch Gauge. Super helpful roof pitch display if you can get your phone to reach a rafter tail. The other day I used it by reaching up with my clipboard to gain some height and then used the parallel edge to place my phone.

 

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