A detailed knowledge of the building codes is essential for a building designer. The codes have been changing at a break neck speed the last dozen years, so knowing what to look for and where to look is a key skill.
Each Jurisdiction has different requirements for Plot Plans. Knowing all of the possible requirements is an essential skill in designing.
I usually do my own topography layout. That saves thousands in survey costs.
I often can find existing survey stakes and save the cost of a survey.
Facades need not be complicated to be attractive. Proportion and detail are the essential elements.
I can design in any style.
This is a floor plan of an existing Victorian built in 1889. Not much detail because there are no changes to this floor. Some designers would add a lot of unnecessary detail, that is just extra paying with no gain.
This is a 240 volt 3 phase service I designed and installed for a farm.
I do prescriptive engineering for most of my projects. That means big savings on engineering fees.
I did my own electrical work for most of my building projects.
Floor Plans are the heart of any project. Thorough knowledge of all the issues involved avoids costly changes,
and the right amount of detail avoids expensive and time consuming errors.
I built foundations for several decades so I know how to design them efficiently.
That saves a lot of time and money when compared to designs by classroom trained architects.
James Beebe Design
Knowing how a carpenter thinks makes for designs that are labor and material efficient.
47 years of building experience allows for the right amount of engineering.
That can mean a big difference in construction costs.
Decades of building means an excellent level of engineering knowledge. Many designers over engineer
because it is easy and safe. But, the downside is added cost for no structural advantage