Category: Architectural Design

Designing with Daylight in Mind

Daylight is a good designer’s best friend. Many people often do not realize the importance of good lighting in buildings, but the benefits are extensive. Artificial lighting requires energy, maintenance and can result in unpleasant or flickering lights. Humans instinctually prefer natural light and some research shows spaces with lots of natural light and views… Read More »

Egress Window Dimensions

The International Residential Code (IRC) requires an emergency escape and rescue opening in basements, habitable attics, and every sleeping room. The opening must open directly to a public way, or to a yard or court that opens to a public way. The purpose of the escape opening is not only to allow for people to… Read More »

IBC vs IRC

“The Code”  Everyone has heard that phrase, right? If you are reading this blog, you are probably interested enough in buildings to know there is a published collection of base codes that govern the construction of all buildings constructed in the United States and other countries around the world. It sets the standards of what… Read More »