Attention to detail

General detailWhen designing and building a new home or office, both the architects and builders need to pay attention to detail.  The architect needs to make sure when they are generating the details on how the structure goes together, that they are making sure that the structure is going to be energy efficient and durable.  Therefore architects and contractors really need to pay attention to the details.

The majority of architects that you talk to are passionate about design.  It permeates every aspect of our lives.  However as I move forward into my career, I am finding I pay more attention to the details.  Now I have an appreciation for design, it is just not my strong point.  I find it more satisfying to be working on building and wall sections.  Taking what the designer has come up with and generating the details to make it reality and really focusing on the details that will help to insure that the building will be durable and energy efficient.

With that said, I plan on starting a new series of posts titled “Attention to detail”.  These posts, if you have been following the blog at all, at no surprise will be focusing on energy efficiency and durability.  I will be bringing the attention to small details that can make a big difference in the energy efficiency and durability of a building over its lifetime.

About: Joshua Lloyd (115 Posts)

Joshua has a degree in architecture and is a LEED Accredited Professional that has worked in the design and construction industry for over 10 years, focusing his efforts on energy efficiency and building science. He has organized multiple events in Ohio to give young designers the opportunity to learn about “green” home design and produce actual projects. He was also a key player in Ohio’s first LEED for Homes Platinum project. Joshua is also a certified Building Analyst through the Building Performance Institute and performs home energy audits, assisting home owners in reducing their energy usage.