Documenting Architecture with Photos

Life of an Architect

This is a perfect example of record photography documenting what went where … what I like to call, the “Triple W” ( I just made that up) The houses that we are getting built these days are a lot more weather tight that they used to be.

How to Document the Home Building Process

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Whether it’s for your family or for future renovations, documenting your build is an important part of the process. Keeping track of your documents and making sure your family stay in the loop can help you stay organized and make sure you remember everything about your build.

Tigo Paraguay Receives Certified Design Documents for First UPTIME TIER 3 Certified Data Centre

The A to Z of Building

Millicom announces that Tigo Paraguay has successfully obtained Certified Design Documents for the first UPTIME TIER 3 Certified Data centre to be built in Paraguay, demonstrating Tigo’s

A Trip Through Spain’s Tile: Past and Future

Tile of Spain USA

Showrooms, samples, and documents offer design professionals insights into how a material might be used. Tile of Spain brings designers and manufacturers together for an immersive and educational tour. This Article Is A Sponsored Post, Originally Appearing on Metropolis.

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Harvard University ceramics project to be featured at CEVISAMA 2015

Tile of Spain USA

Visitors to the trade show can view three large sculptural prototypes, smaller 3-D printed models, and a catalog documenting the investigation and extensive prototyping process involving Harvard University Graduate School of Design students.…

Ceramic Tile Factory Tour: Peronda through the eyes of a design blogger

Tile of Spain USA

As part of the experience, she documented her tour of the Peronda Group manufacturing facility and factory in Onda, Castellon, Spain. . Designer and blogger Michele Alfano of Mod Design Guru was selected to attend the Tile of Spain Passport to Creativity trip to Spain.

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KHouse Modern - Progress Update 03 | Life of an Architect

Life of an Architect

This is the project that I will be featuring as we go through the design, construction document, and construction process. For some of you that read this site, you’ll know what I mean when I say that this project has been developed using “Revit” – a brand name for a drafting program that we use to prepare our design and construction documentation. about me Lets Work Together Frequently Asked Questions Do you want to be an Architect?

Cultivating your company’s strategic plan

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Eventually, that plan should evolve into a formal strategic plan document that lays out key initiatives for the business over the next three to five years. Unfortunately, even when said document is created, that seed planted in the ground often ends up largely ignored, untended and malnourished. CTDA Home | Contact Us. Cultivating your company’s strategic plan. Most companies start life as a business plan.

Thin Tile Installation Tips

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Thin tiles present a number of challenges to installers that can drastically impact the final outcome of a project.

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A Tennessee Cafe With Granada Tile Is One of Time’s 50 Best Breakfast Diners

Granada Tile

The cafe, located in Nashville, Tennessee, received a head to tail makeover that was documented on the Food Network. A new website about breakfast from Time, Inc. features a photo of the Hermitage Café.

Large Format Tiles - Frequently Asked Questions

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Tile contractors and specifiers have a growing number of concerns and questions regarding the installation of large format tile, such as surface preparation guidelines, mortar specifications, joint widths and more.

Not All Wood-Look Tiles Are Created Equal

Architectural Ceramics

To understand the difference between a red clay, white clay, and porcelain tile, there is a document that lays out some specifications on our website here.)

Laticrete’s Mobile App

Kate-Lo Tile & Stone

Product Catalog: Network-updateable product listing with descriptions, packaging details and direct-links to additional documentation on all of our available products. LATICRETE Mobile is an industry-first, full-service jobsite reference tool.

Cement TIle

The Perfect Bath

An early version of it is documented in the dwellings and public buildings of Pompeii and Herculaneum; archeologists found small chards of glass or stone embedded in cement-like floors. I love cement tile.

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MIA Releases Stone Industry Health and Safety Handbook


In addition, stone industry professionals can use the handbook to: Create a specialized safety program that protects both employees and the business from health and safety risks, Better understand what documents OSHA looks for when performing a health and safety inspection, and.

CUSTOM Receives CSI Specification Approval

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Custom Building Products recently received approval of its tile installation specifications from the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) through its Compliance Document Review (CDR) program. This approval indicates that Custom''s specification information saves time, reduces the number of change orders, and improves the accuracy of the specifications that make it into the project manual.

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The 31 Best Residential Design Blogs Featuring Awesome Cement Tile (A Definitive List For Encaustic Tile Enthusiasts)

Granada Tile

Filtering her cravings through the blog, it served as a platform for documenting her style evolution. The blog lives up to its statement of purpose — “living well with style and substance” — inspiring and informing her reader and documenting her finds through her well-focused lens.

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MIA Releases Stone Industry Health and Safety Handbook


In addition, stone industry professionals can use the handbook to: Create a specialized safety program that protects both employees and the business from health and safety risks, Better understand what documents OSHA looks for when performing a health and safety inspection, and. Review stone industry specific documents and job hazard analyses which should be considered by every employee.

“Preserving the Past – Protecting the Future” by Jeffrey Steele

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

That’s an important thing to document. We estimate we have between 30,000 and 40,000 individual documents about the manufacture of specific tiles. TD: Do you document what you’ve found? As a child g rowing up in Scotland, Sheila A.

Queries & Quandaries


We need a document to help make our case to our supplier that we did not get what we ordered. A: Unfortunately, no such document exists, at least as an industry consensus document. Obviously the larger the order, the easier it is to justify the time and expense required to properly document the range of material to be supplied, but even in small orders, there should be some means of clarifying the expectations of both parties.

Supplier to Buyer Stone Manual in Development for Global Stone Industry


Job Opening: Showroom Sales Associate – Seattle, WA

Ciao Tile

Facility with information technology, including email, spreadsheets, and document creation. Statements Tile is currently seeking applicants for the position of Showroom Sales Associate at our south Seattle location. Under the direction of the Showroom Manager, the Showroom Sales Associate is responsible for operations at the showroom including customer service, updating and maintaining the sample library, and other support for the Showroom Manager.

Cement Tile

The Perfect Bath

The production of cement tile is documented as far back as the 13th century in France and Portugal with some early installations still in in remarkably good condition.

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A Note from Jim - May/June 2014


New online - several new documents and resources are now available online for you. Four new safety toolbox training documents. In fact, all 30+ safety training documents are available for free to MIA members. These documents have a coded index so that each industry segment (quarry, fabricator, restoration, etc.) Membership update - The first three months of 2014 are behind us. For any trade association, membership retention is a priority.

NIOSH/OSHA Hazard Alert


This document highlights the CISC written comments on OSHA's proposal in a quick and clear manner. Please refer to for current information and key document links.

Praxis Portland- Thanks to All Who Attended!

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Various training sessions encouragde greater communication and better construction documents. Last week, installers and architects attended a two day Placement and Polishing Event in Portland.

The Big Move Part VII: An Unwelcome Visitor

Kitchens for Living

The Big Move is a video series documenting the experience of downsizing from our family home in the suburbs to a condo by the Intracoastal. If you’d like to binge watch episodes I-VI you can start here.

Rinne Allen and the Harvest Project

Heath Ceramics

For the last 15 years, Athens, Georgia-based photographer Rinne Allen has documented the work and process of myriad prominent chefs and artisans, including Natalie Chanin, one of our frequent (and favorite) collaborators. Is documentation a method of collaboration for you?

LockLizard FAQ

The Tile Council of North America Blog

Where do I get the digital documents I have just purchased? Do I have to be connected to the Internet to view a digital document? Can I copy and paste text from digital documents? When I try to open the digital document, I get the error “Please close your screen capture application.”. Where do I get the digital documents I have just purchased? Each license grants you access to view a digital document on one computer.

Owner Builder Disclosure Statements

The Armchair Builder

It’s a document that owner builders must sign when they go to the local building department to pull an owner builder permit. Owner Builder Disclosure Statements: What are they? Many municipalities throughout the U.S. use something called Owner Builder Disclosure Statements to protect homeowners, or future homeowners, from unlicensed contractors. What kinds of things [.]. Owner-Builder


Just Draw it Up

Life of an Architect

If all you need is someone to take your plans and turn them into serviceable documents, you should reach out to a drafting service. There is a request that I receive a few times a week that I thought I would finally talk about in an effort to shed some light on a fairly taboo subject.

Best of TAB 2017 part 2: the top blog posts

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

In this installment, we share the top three blog posts of 2017: how to save money with RIM, corporate moves, and document imaging for financial institutions. [.]

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The Art of Quality Tile Installations

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Self-leveling underlayment is one of things that often goes missing from the construction documents. CUSTOM recently spoke with Roger Leasure, president of Northern California Tile & Stone (NCTS) in Sacramento, Calif.

What’s New Right Now? Kerabond™T, Tile of Spain gets ready for Cersaie, and LATICRETE wins an award

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Through research at its Centers for Excellence in Research and Development over the past two years, MAPEI has documented the successful process for installing large-format thin tile panels on walls and floors. MAPEI introduces Kerabond™ T.

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What to Get an Architect for Christmas [2018]

Life of an Architect

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture [$132] This is the only book to thoroughly document the world’s finest examples of Brutalist architecture. This is the 9th annual and highly anticipated What to Get an Architect for Christmas gift guide.

Instructions for Digital Content - Download

The Tile Council of North America Blog

After installing the license file, you may now open your protected pdc documents. You can find out more about the document protection software we are using here. The following instructions refer to accessing digital content purchased and downloaded from the TCNA website. To view these instructions in PDF format, click here. Download and unzip your file. For Windows computers, double click the SafeguardPDFViewer.exe file and follow the setup instructions.

Hospitality Design: Designing Hotels for Millennials


They live well documented lives in which they use social media to share their notable moments and special events. Millennials, born in the early 1980s to the early 2000s and with an estimated population of 70 to 80 million, are the fast-growing segment of today’s business travelers.

ARCOM, GreenWizard Collaborate to Simplify Building Product Selection and Specification Process

The A to Z of Building

the market leader in materials data and documentation for the construction industry, have partnered to build a ARCOM, the leader in building specification services and tools, and GreenWizard, Inc.,

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Avente Tile Talk: Persian Tile: A Form of Art and Religious Expression

Tile Talk

Its unfortunate that this glorious form of art wasnt extensively documented throughout the ages. Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Persian Tile: A Form of Art and Religious Expression.

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Defining a House Style: What Is a Ranch Home?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Image: Zias Building Design & Documentation History of ranch homes The inspiration for ranch-style homes as we know them today can be traced back to North American Spanish Colonial architecture. Until recently , the ranch home was the most popular home style in America.

How to Visit Your New Home Construction Site

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Document the visit Don’t forget to spend some of your site visit documenting the build process. Pictures are great mementos, but documenting dates, measurements and processes can also help you in the future. Having good documentation contributes to your home’s legacy.

Books: Selling the Dwelling

The Perfect Bath

They document the economic expansion of the new nation and the growing desire of individual homeownership that became a possibility, and then a priority, for many Americans.

Roger Leasure Installs with Integrity

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Self-leveling underlayment is one of things that often goes missing from the construction documents. CUSTOM recently spoke with Roger Leasure, president of Northern California Tile & Stone (NCTS) in Sacramento, Calif.