Category: Architecture and Interior Design


Benefits of Choosing Suspended Ceilings

November 6, 2018

Architecture and Interior Design

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The latest advancement in technology has allowed manufacturers to push the boundaries and design materials which are not only extremely cost effective but at the same time, truly stylish. In recent years the uses of suspended ceilings have gradually increased beside from the impressive variety of styles and designs, but what other benefits they could add to your home or office. Suspended ceilings are a cheap and effective route to go if you are looking for purchasing ceilings for any type of building whether be it your home or office. Below are the several benefits of choosing suspended ceilings;

  • Easy Access To Your Infrastructure

They have been built suspended just below the actual ceiling. As they are easily removable therefore accessing your vital infrastructure components such as electrical, plumbing and ducts are extremely easy and convenient for almost any person and without needing to have special tools.

  • Improve Aesthetics

While in some cases the actual heights of the ceiling could be reduced by a small amount which is hardly noticeable to the naked eyes but, it is balanced by the undeniable aesthetic improvements of a uniform ceiling full of beautiful suspended ceiling tiles.

  • Easy Installation

Installing one is an easy procedure that requires only simple tools. Installing these ceilings are a breeze, particularly compared with the cost of a full ceiling remodel.

  • Easy Care

They allow for very simple and easy maintenance and modifications as they are shaped by a series of panels that are easy to move and replace. In contrast, most regular plaster ceilings should be demolished and rebuilt in order to make the structural adjustment to piping and wiring.

  • High Fire Resistant Rating

They have very high levels of resistance against fire as they have been manufactured from mineral fibres that have fire-resistant technologies built right into them. This technology will slow down the spread of flames throughout a building to a point that never has been done before.

  • Energy Efficient

One of the well-known benefits of Suspended Ceiling is that they offer more energy efficient heating and lighting solutions. They can enhance circulation of air along with retaining the heat in accordance with your necessities, while reflective tiles can be utilised to boost the distribution of natural light.Thus, along with the above-mentioned benefits, they are also an attractive and very economical method of changing and updating the appearance of your home or office. It is far cheaper to install compared to ordinary ceilings.

Facts About Architects

November 6, 2018

Architecture and Interior Design

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Architects are qualified professionals capable of designing new buildings, and remodeling of old buildings. Architects use their creation and drawing tools to design attractive, functional, and secure buildings. Construction of a building consistently needs architects to adapt the design considering budget, clients’ requirements, and environmental factors. Architects have to work with the entire construction staff and other professionals, including civil engineers, electrical engineers, and public health engineers, interior designers, and even landscape designers.

Architects can also play multiple roles, providing interior design, decoration, landscape designing, and even construction on turnkey basis.

Qualification of Architects

5 to 7 years of academic studies in architecture is required. The architecture includes different subjects, like a design, drafting, graphics, materials and construction, history of architecture, environmental studies, mechanics, structure, landscape, and interior design.

After graduation, the architect has to get registered with the concerned department to get the license for practicing architecture as a professional. However, every country has its own laws different from another country.

After graduating, an architect can further get specialization in any subject to get the degree in Masters, MPhil or Ph.D. Higher degrees can help architects get high salary jobs in universities, colleges, and research centers.

Essential Skills for Architects

• Written and oral skills in communication

• Excellent imagination and ability to bring imagination to paper through creative work

• An ability to begin and end a project in a professional way

• Ability to meet challenges during construction

• Having great skills in making drawings, both manually and using CAD

• An ability to understand project details

• Ability to manage the entire project

• Ability to lead a team of professionals and labor

• Well versed in latest software programs

• Ability to complete a project within the contract time, and within budget

Duties of an Architect

• Designing of buildings, and converting the design to paper through drawings, manually and using AutoCAD, (drawing software).

• Liaising with engineers, quantity surveyors, and construction staff

• Buildings’ planning according to local bylaws and getting approval of design from concerned authorities

• Making documents like presentation reports, proposal writing and contracts

• Making BOQs or bill of quantity with specifications

• Making changes in their design according to construction needs

• Leading a team, including cad operators, junior architects, interior designers, contractors, and construction managers

• Ensure high-quality construction. Frequent meetings with the clients at clients place.

Work Hours

Though different architecture firms follow 9 am to 5 pm timings from Monday to Friday, but architects often work late evenings and even nights due to urgent projects or limited deadlines. Architects have to pay overtime to their staff in case of longer working hours.

Salaries of Architects

Salary of an architect varies depending on the architecture firm. But, in general, salary structure depends on architect’s experience and his skills. Like, a salary of a junior architect is less than the senior architect.

Industries that Hire Architects

• Small or large private firms

• Public sectors

• Government sectors

• Large construction firms

• Engineering firms

• Landscape firms

• Interior design firms

• Teaching institutes and universities