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The Craftsmanship of Timber Frame Construction

August 1, 2015

Timber frame construction is one of the oldest forms of construction that remains in existence today. This type of construction refers to building without using mechanical fasteners to connect the wood. Whereas most building relies on straps, nails and screws, timber frame building uses wooden pegs or joints to hold separate pieces together. Joints from timber frame structures can be found as far back in history as 200 ...

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GB- Architectural 3-D Computer Modeling

January 21, 2015

Architectural renderings have come a long way from the blueprints sketched by industrious architects of days past. Today, from pen and paper, three-dimensional renderings allow architects to create projects in a realistic manner so architects and clients can be on the same page about their vision within the course of a few days instead of months down the line. This helps eliminate the surprises that inevitably come when a ...

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GB Design Build’s Tips for Improving A Home’s Energy Performance

November 28, 2014

The time to address energy performance in a home is during the conceptual phase. Even before the basic structure of the home is erected, your architect and builder should have a plan for insulating your home. The importance of proper insulation and efficient heating can’t be underestimated as these aspects control air circulation, energy performance and moisture control within a home. The key points in a home where air ...

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