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Mar 23, 20 11:01 pm
archiwutm8

Post some real architecture -




Behold! Real architecture






Mar 24, 20 2:14 pm
joseffischer

I actually love this, very well done

liberty bell

I LOVE this!!!

CodesareFUN

I’d live there.

tduds

We almost stayed here one night of our honeymoon, but it was a little out of the way

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/32011367


JLC-1

living without building codes is fun!

That giant tater was converted from the traveling giant tater that toured the country on the back of a semi truck. It's just another shipping container house. I'd AirBnB it for a night.


tduds

Yeah! I got all excited about it and did a bunch of research last summer. It's just outside Boise, so not out of the question as a future-roadtrip pit stop. ...If we ever leave the house again.

I just realized there are no windows in the spud. How can that pass code without a window?

JLC-1

rural idaho - I don't think it's ever been seen in a building dept.. I wonder how airbnb gets away with this kind of places.

tduds

Like airbnb has ever cared about laws.

SneakyPete

Unincorporated doesn't mean exempt from state building codes, eh? It's a conservative fever dream, no regulation until someone can prove harm, and regulation only in the form of consequences (maybe.)

I can't believe Ada County doesn't have building permit requirements. I'm guessing they skirted the permitting entirely, or they weren't entirely forthcoming with the code official for its intended purpose.

snooker-doodle-dandy

Now that is a Potato Farmer I would like to meet!

atelier nobody

Gods save me from CEs trying to do building enclosure details...

So, how's everyone else's workcation going?

Mar 25, 20 10:08 pm
JLC-1

it's way easier to get distracted from what you're doing, so workcation is correct....

axonapoplectic

I think I’m getting over a mild case of Covid-19. Had all the symptoms, but since we have limited tests and they are only for people who are practically dying, I will never know. I did report it to my doctor, though.

Mar 26, 20 8:29 am
b3tadine[sutures]

Map who you've been in contact with in the past 14 days, that will help.

axonapoplectic

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Non Sequitur

This from my local Costco, apparently.  Extra bonus points for those that know the brew on the right.

Post image

Mar 26, 20 12:46 pm
tduds

Buy it all! (not the Corona)

Some people may not speak Canadian, you might have to translate for them

...and I feel fine.

Non Sequitur

It's ok EverydayA, I don't speak M'urican.

SneakyPete

Damn that's a lotta canadian belgian goodness.

Almosthip

end of world.......

Almosthip

cant believe my grade 9 french allowed me to translate that

Almosthip

thought I could only aller à la bibliothèque et commander du poulet et des frites

Non Sequitur

^you missed 2 calisses and one tabarnak, but other that that, that's not bad french.

Almosthip

Merde

tduds

Tabernacle!

threeohdoor

La fin du monde is sneaky delicious stuff that'll have you on your rear end in double time.

Non Sequitur

I see we've found a fan. They sell them in 1.8lt bottles with champagne style cork. Truly a work of art in a bottle.

vado retro

The economy has no clothes.

Mar 27, 20 5:05 pm
JLC-1

capitalism is an illusion

jla-x

It’s an illusion that if I make something I can trade it for compensation? Weird, that’s how most of the world has been operating, glad to know it’s an “illusion”.

b3tadine[sutures]

#truth

Mar 30, 20 9:16 pm
tintt

You need to believe.

Non Sequitur

A fantastic local craft brew just dropped off beer on front porch.  Free delivery.

Mar 31, 20 1:18 pm
tduds

The brewery around the corner from me is doing curbside pickup crowlers. I should go re-stock & give them the business!

Non Sequitur

What are you waiting for then?

Chad Miller

Time to vent . . .

I'm the only one in my office.  

Everyone else is working from home.  I am not able to do so as my PC cannot handle Revit and our work PC's don't have WiFi.  I told the partners this three weeks ago.    

A couple of the partners and one co worker are upset that I am in the office.  I find this odd because a few weeks ago they all thought this was 'blown out of proportion'.  Now they are all saying things like 'you can't be in the office!'  One partner had the gall to tell me that I had several weeks to prepare to work from home and I should of purchased what was necessary to do so.  Really?  I'm supposed to purchase a new PC, router, and have another hard data line installed in my home?

Oh and all the other co workers are calling me to look stuff up via our in office resources because they aren't available online.

On a side note I am wiping down anything I touch with disinfectant wipes and washing my hands like there is an ongoing viral pandemic.  I take my temperature twice a day (before and after work) with nothing being out of the ordinary (other than my personality and odd predilection to like Finnish architecture)

I'm done venting now . . . 

Mar 31, 20 2:01 pm
Non Sequitur

Again, why is it your problem to find a suitable machine to WFH? Also, can't you just take your office workstation and hard-wire it to your modem?

Chad Miller

I don't know the answer to your first question. For the second question - we use log me in to remotely access our work PC's. This allows us access to our servers. As such we cannot take our computers home. Even if I could I am unable to hard wire into our modem as we only have one data port at the moment and my wife is using it. She works from home and due to security reasons must be hard wired into the modem. The second data port was incorrectly installed in our new house so the data provider will not hook up to it until it is repaired. I am currently working to get the GC to come back and repair it.

Chad Miller

Oh and I told all of this to the partners three weeks ago in a meeting about the potability of the office working from home. I know they are doing the best they can, I am as well. I just don't see the issue with me working by myself in an empty office.

Non Sequitur

Thanks, I understand. Worst case, you could buy a cheap router and use it as a hub. I just happen to have one sitting on my shelf... unused because I pulled the cable all the way to my desk due to WFH. Damn that 30' cable on the floor will make me spill my coffee on of these mornings.

We officially cleared the office yesterday.  Out of 20ish, there were 4 or 5 still coming in daily.  Now it's just one of the equity partners working... alone in a 3 storey office.

Chad Miller

I could. Then I'd have to buy a PC that can handle Revit in some type of workable manner. Unfortunately with everyone working from home I can't find any that are under $2k. If push comes to shove I'll have to take a leave without pay.

Non Sequitur

I made a similar comment to our senior tech a few weeks ago regarding REVIT and WFH. I cautioned that even with our remote set-up, you'll still be depending on the local PC's stats to some extent for graphic smoothness and response times. Few have rigs at home that equal the office equipment (although I do) and we have some in the office who can't WFH or are limited (ei. partner is essential service or shared home PC or childcare, etc) but the office said they would cover all salaries regardless if you can or cannot but in a full work day. I know what our daily burn rate is and know what clients and projects are active and billable. Some of us on salary with separate benefits in lieu of OT pay are working extra time to compensate and keep payroll whole.

citizen

Sounds like the chance for some major pranking for discovery after the return. Switch everyones' chairs? Hot pepper in the coffee cups? Tarantulas in the partners' drawers (desk or garment)?

Chad Miller

I'm actually not touching anything I don't have to then wiping the surfaces I have to touch down with disinfectant (doors, fridge, ect)

Non Sequitur

Citizen, do you have a reliable source for tarantulas? Asking for a friend.

JLC-1

can you connect a cat6 cable hub to your router/modem? and bring your office machine home?cheaper than 2k.

Chad Miller

Can't bring machine home, see above.

Non Sequitur

work pc does not have a network card? that would work with what I mentioned earlier... which is also what JLC notes. Or is it because the station is too heavy and your arms are too weak?

curtkram

if you're remote desktopping in to your work computer, your home computer doesn't have to be very good at all. you're home computer is pretty much just a screen. you're work computer is the one doing all the work, and it's the one connecting to your license. if you're actually trying to install revit on your home computer, i would think the license would cost more than the new com puter.

SneakyPete

trying to run revit through remote desktop is paaaainful.

Sorry, Chad. I'm glad you're wiping things down. It's definitely NOT your responsibility to have personal computing equipment for your office's work to be done on.

Chad Miller

curtkram - we need to have Revit on our home PC else ::crash::  Also a Revit license allows you to install a second copy on a personal computer for home use at no cost.  You just can't run both your copies of Revit at the same time.  


Chad Miller

NS and JLC-1 - it's my understanding that our office computers must remain hooked up to the server here at the office for remote desktop to work. Bringing home the work PC wouldn't allow me access to the server. At least that's what I've been told.

Due to security restrictions only my wife is able to plug directly into the modem - it's a special unit accessible only to her computer that has some type of setup to allow only her computer (with a vpn code) to allow remote access to the company's server.  The modem basically acts as two separate units, one for my wife's computer, one for our router.  I suppose I could run 50' of cable from the router to a personal PC (if I had one that handled Revit) but now we're back to the no PC issue.  


Non Sequitur

I get it now. I think your solution is to buy a few dozens of these bad boys and run a cable between the office and your house:

https://www.primecables.ca/p-353232-cab-cat5e-1000-cl2-all-cat5e-24awg-utp-solid-bulk-cable-in-wall-rated-cl2-1000ft-primecables#sku358613

Chad Miller

Actually sounds more reasonable. than buying a personal PC that can handle Revit.

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jla-x

what irony, they want socialism and get it while Dear Leader Trump in office.  

Mar 31, 20 2:22 pm
tduds

Don't make me roll up this newspaper...

Chad Miller

jla-x - I can say with all sincerity that you are a moron.

tduds

I mean sure, if you wrongly define socialism and then also incorrectly claim it's what the left wants and then *also* incorrectly claim that that's what's in the relief bill and *then *also* *also*** credit Trump for putting those things in the bill then, yeah I guess it's ironic.

jla-x, keep that stuff quarantined over in politics central. Isn't that why you created it?

tduds

THAT'S WHY IT EXISTS

jla-x

The relief bill isn’t what I’m talking about

jla-x

Total governmental control over our lives with Trump behind the wheel. This is necessary, but really fucking sucks.

Rick bumped your politics central thread so you could post this over there. Apparently he wants to participate.

tduds

I'm not going to get better at dunking if y'all keep the hoop so low.

Mar 31, 20 4:12 pm
Non Sequitur

hockey is better.

snooker-doodle-dandy

life gets interesting:  CV_19 going on Cv-20

I had a west coast client  sign me up to do project on the east coast . I received the retainer and an A2 Survey of the project. It is a piece of land that has been in the family before 1933. It has a  camp cabin   on the property. Which is something we see around these parts pretty often.  Size is 12' wide by  30' long. No running water no bathroom has hookup to sewer  and a  hand pump well on site.  I went out and measured it last week as I was social distancing, never bothered to look at the survey.  Part of the cabin in on piers over the lake, part of the cabin is on piers over the land.  They had some one come in a couple of years ago and spruce up the original cabin (over the lake) nothing fancy.  just new windows doors, siding and roof and a new composite lumber dock/deck and bring new underground electrical service from the road to the camp.   So on Sunday I pull out the site plan (pdf) and take a look at it and low and behold. The portion of the Cabin  I want to save and restore is not on the property.  It is in the lake, so I have no idea who owns it. Here in Connecticut most Town Halls are not really open for business ( CV-19 lock down) you can't just wander in and  go thru Town Land Records to see what has transpired over the years on a piece of property. (By the way one of my favorite ways to pass time.)  

I spoke to the contractor who brought me into this project and he is clueless. They went before the inland wetlands commission and the planning and zoning commission  a couple of years ago to get a permit to  extend the dock and do site improvements.  They pulled building permits.   With all the eyes looking at it no one ever mentioned the building wasn't on the owner's property.  They just issued permits and the contractor let it rip.

So  now I have to contact two generations of the family and tell them, this is going to  be a complicated project.  I just don't want to be doing a restoration project of a lake camp cabin that isn't on the owners property.

Any suggestions?

Mar 31, 20 7:47 pm
JLC-1

do you have a subdivision plat? there might be a way to amend the property boundaries, if the lots are big enough and the owners are friends with the neighbors.

snooker-doodle-dandy

JLC-1  It is in the Lake....not on the adjoin neighbors property.  I'm thinking  there must have been a taking at sometime on the lake by either the Town, the State or the Army Corp of Engineering.  I'm not sure how the water rights work on this lake.  If it were a stream sometimes you own to the middle of the stream, but I doubt if it is that way on a lake.  I doubt is there were any subdivisions regarding this property.  Probably some old industrialist bought a chunk of some farmers land that fronted on a lake. 


Mar 31, 20 8:24 pm
liberty bell

I had a waterfront property surveyed and the property line was the historic high water mark. Which means the property line can definitely shift over the course of 90 years!

JLC-1

like this?

LAKE ARROWHEAD – “A LITTLE SLICE OF PARADISE” | Lake arrowhead ...

JLC-1

or this?

Lake Murray Floating Cabins | TravelOK.com - Oklahoma's Official ...

snooker-doodle-dandy

This lake has a high water mark as it like so many in New England is man made. So the height is regulated by gates and a spillway.  These came into being due to the industrial revolution when factories were run by water power.  So that being said  I don't believe  the high water mark has ever changed.  

I have another client at the other end of the lake that has  the water turbine dynamo of a small powerplant on his property. Which once housed a manufacturer of Pins and Needles.  I has gone thru a major environmental clean up. So they are looking for a developer to do something with the raw land.

Apr 1, 20 9:12 am
Chad Miller

Lay of the drugs.

tduds

Yeah I know the lay of the drugs.

Chad Miller

I see what you did there.

midlander

Miles has been unusually quiet lately. Did he drop out of posting again?

Apr 1, 20 9:20 am
Non Sequitur

This normally works.

Chad Miller

He's in a bunker.

Non Sequitur

It's probably a very nice bunker

Chad Miller

I'm sure his bunker is better than most of our homes.


Hope he's ok.  Anyone able to check in on the guy?

Non Sequitur

I can. I'll reach out.

Non Sequitur

Miles is fine, just self-sequestered from archinecting. Likely due to all the non-design related zombie apocalypse stuff.

Thanks Non!

midlander

good!

snooker-doodle-dandy

I watched a  video about Long Island Modern and I was extremely disappointed  his dads works were not featured.  I would like to get the real scoop from Miles as to why his dad was not a major player in the video.


Apr 1, 20 9:43 am
tduds

Deep state conspiracy.

SneakyPete

Can we get a link to the doc?

snooker-doodle-dandy

Here you go Sneaky Pete: https://vimeo.com/37028699

SneakyPete

thank you

b3tadine[sutures]

Covid-19 and You

Has anyone seen this yet?

Apr 1, 20 7:11 pm
Wood Guy

If anyone is interested, I've started a weekly online building science discussion group, called The BS* + Beer Show (*building science). We had our first official event last night, with a panel of indoor air quality experts, including Dr. Allison Bailes, a well-known building science guy. (If you enjoy learning about building science, it's more fun than it may sound.)

Our media partners are Green Building Advisor and Fine Homebuilding Magazine, though no money is changing hands--we're just excited to share building science knowledge among a wider audience.

Sign up for our mailing list here: https://mailchi.mp/3e8e27ba8332/thebsandbeershow

Our trial sessions (based on years of in-person events, but not the best for the Zoom format) are available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOkuSTk8SpT8Ten4bo42eqg

(Hopefully this isn't too promotional for Archinect, but I understand if you have to delete this post.)
 



Apr 3, 20 11:09 am

Seems fine to me, Wood Guy! You're a regular.

tduds

I love this idea! I'll keep it on my calendar if I have some downtime.

shellarchitect

I've seen this on linkedin a few times, didnt realize they were also recorded for later viewing. Keep up the good work and thanks!!!

Wood Guy

Thanks all! You can find recorded sessions here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvAmHSecglp-u-DTFQlU8Tw, and soon we'll have our own section on Green Building Advisor as well.

JLC-1

a bump and a heads up for archinect, the mobile version lost the "menu" icon, it only shows for a split second when loading

Apr 7, 20 12:17 pm
b3tadine[sutures]

the above speaks volumes

Apr 7, 20 8:45 pm

After 6pm on a workday in the time of quarantine and I'm still doing redlines. Fuck it, I'm having a glass of wine as I work.

Apr 8, 20 6:10 pm

Dang, two minutes after my first sip I'm already posting angrily LOL! Militarized skyscrapers? GTFO.

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