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Winner – 2019 Home & Garden Awards

BUILD Magazine has announced the winners of its 2019 Home Builder Awards, and Thomas Drafting Inc. is the proud recipient of the the 2019 Home & Garden Awards for: Best Architectural Drafting & Design Company – British Columbia & BUILD Excellence Award for Project Management – British Columbia The awards article can be seen HERE. Thank you […]

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Are you looking for Blueprints?

Are you looking for a company that designs and customizes your homes according to your needs? We can help you bring your project into reality with our services at Thomas Drafting Inc. Thomas Drafting Inc. works for you to draft a plan that meets your budget, despite its complexities. We offer a wide variety of […]

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When Does the BC Building Code Apply?

The BC Building Code or BCBC is one of the many regulations binding British Columbian citizens to a minimum standard of construction protecting property and people.   This is a code specific to the province of BC, which is based upon the National Building Code. The building code establishes requirements for buildings with the following objectives in mind: […]

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Guide to Schedule a Meeting Made Easy

Setting up a meeting with many people can be a painful process with numerous phone calls back and forth or E-mail chains that go on forever.  Trying to determine everyone’s schedule to get a time slot with a large team can be made easier with a simple piece of software, best of all its free. […]

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What is an Architectural Technologist?

The Architectural Technologist, also known as a Building Technologist, provides building design services and solutions and is trained in architectural technology, building design and construction. Architectural Technologists apply the science of architecture and typically concentrate on the technology of building, design and construction. They can or may negotiate the construction project, and manage the process […]

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When is an Architect required?

There are three areas of law that define when an Architect is required in British Columbia. The Architects Act, The building Code, and city bylaws. Each of these areas is explained in the tabs below. In British Columbia, the governing body for the practice of architecture is the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) established […]

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Trouble Printing? How to flatten a PDF on a mac

If you’re having issues printing a PDF, try the automator action below we created to solve a few issues we were having in our office.  Its a great new addition to our workflow, and it may work for you.   Many PDF’s exported directly from a program have interactive elements.  In order to remove form fields, […]

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BC Building 2012 Update

A major change to the building code is here.  The B.C. government is introducing new requirements to the BC Building Code that took effect on Dec. 19, 2014. The changes will affect Energy Efficiency, ventilation, child care facilities & radon rough in. To learn more check out the technical bulletin series B14-01 to B14-09 found here. […]

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