Author Archives: bkheel

January 2nd, 2013

Museum of Mathematics Revisited

In June of 2011, Daniel & I measured the space in NYC’s Madison Square Park that was to become The Museum of Mathematics – known as MoMath. We were contracted by BKSK Architects to provide floors plans, elevations, and piping plans for the basement and first floor.  We also provided a Revit Model (a good […]

November 14th, 2012

Roof plans that need help from elevation views

Roof plans should be a simple bunch.  Measure the overhangs, center some ridges, draw 45 degree angles along the hips and Bam! Roof plan.  Of course, those of us spending way too much time measuring the real world know that it’s not always so smooth.  Sometimes we can’t even draw an accurate roof plan with […]

November 2nd, 2012

Creating a Building Information Model of a Custom House

While we normally measure buildings to generate our drawings, sometimes we work from sets of two-dimensional architectural drawings. In this case, the challenge was to work from a set including exterior elevations, plans and a section in order to create what is called a building information model. The drawings were done in the late Seventies, […]