Unlearning line: what is LOD 500?

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Can a survey scale relate to a BIM* LOD? “LOD 500: The Model Element is a field verified representation in terms of size, shape, location, quantity, and orientation. Non-graphic information may also be attached to the Model Elements.” Ref AIA, … Continue reading

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ArchDoc 2016 un-learning ‘line’?

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Learning by doing. Archdoc is a practical element in the post graduate course in conservation at RLICC, Leuven. One out come is experience in ‘reading a building’. On the right a photo-reconstruction of a Southern Flemish ‘cross’ window of the … Continue reading

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CAD … touching the Surface

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New year, new tablet, new CAD. CAD by touch on the Surface Pro 4 is interesting. On the face of it the Surface is an ideal ‘CAD on the go’ platform: plenty of processing grunt and good battery life. Sure … Continue reading

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The profitable Rodde or Staffe 1556

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Ye shall prepare two small straight, stiffe, round or rather square rods of mettall or of wood, well plained of like bigness and length. Although it make no matter what length, yet to avoid the errores which little instruments and … Continue reading

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Drawing for Understanding, some thoughts from one who does.

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New guidance. In providing a client with a specification for historic building survey I had a reminder that Historic England has published new guidance on drawing so I took the time to read it through. It is a guide to … Continue reading

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Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership KAP wrap up

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The last KAP workshop under the auspices of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership is scheduled for 11am  #on Friday 25th November at Denver Complex. Meet at the car park on the East side of Denver sluice. If you want to … Continue reading

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Your 2017 KAP Calendar

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2017 KAP Calendars are available now. The Sony Rx1 is becoming a firm favourite but where weight and lift won’t allow alternates do the trick. There seems to be something of a mud and water theme… The flooded A 1101 … Continue reading

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So, what to do with that old GoPro?…

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 As a piece of product design the GoPro is a winner, a high quality light-weight product with ruggedised casing and super wide lens- the perfect action cam. Before the GoPro getting first person viewpoint video of surfing, snowboarding, parachuting, scuba … Continue reading

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A tale of two “16”s

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Left: Didak Explorer 16.Right HQ KAPfoil 1.6 The wind was so big the birds were flying sideways but none the less I thought I needed to fly…. Bft 6 challenge. Small, tailess foil kites don’t do so well in strong … Continue reading

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McKay’s Building Construction figures 60 & 61

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As a public service I post 2 plates from W B McKay’s Building Construction (1944 reprint). They are plates 60 and 61 relating to sash window joinery:

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