How to Get the Most out of Evernote as an Architect

These days there are so many productivity apps and services around, it can be difficult knowing where to start. However, Evernote is a name that pops up time and time again in conversations about work management and productivity and for good…

How to Price Architectural Services

Time-based pricing is a common practice in the architecture business but this does not mean it is the pricing model that makes the most sense or the one that provides the most benefit for you or the customer. Setting an hourly…

Which is the Best Tablet for Architects?

We’re often asked which is the best tablet for running Archisnapper and for general use in the architecture and construction business. While every individual has specific needs and in the end it comes down to personal preference as to which…

Why Good Field Reports Will Save You Time (And Maybe a Court Claim)

Compiling field reports is one of the less glamorous aspects of a career in architecture and it is probably not your favorite part of the job, but it is vital that you have good practice in place for writing your…

10 Finance and Accounting Tips for Architects

Architects by nature tend to be creative people and if the mere mention of accounting sends you running for the hills, you’re not the only one! Running your business is one thing, but managing your finances effectively is another issue…

The building blocks of a professional construction field report

Architects visit job sites regularly, in order to take note of the status and progress of a construction project. Afterwards they send out their observations. Why? There are often many people and companies involved in a construction project, so there…

How a successful architect uses the cloud to run his business - with architect Ron Kwaske

Everyone says “the cloud” is awesome, it’s the future, there’s no other way forward, businesses are changing and you are throwing away money and time if your business is not yet operating in the cloud. But is this really the…

How to Get the Most out of Dropbox as an Architect

The mobile internet revolution has impacted the work and life of many people, but if you’re reading this, you are probably one of those who benefits the most from this new connected world. As an architect, it’s likely that you’ll…

6 Vital Negotiation Tips for Architects

If in the past you’ve worked in a salaried position for an architecture firm, you probably didn’t have to apply much in the way of negotiation techniques. When you’re on a set salary, unless you’re angling for a raise, your…

Architects: 7 No-Fail Strategies to Maximize Your Productivity

It’s a common occurrence to hear architects (and anyone else!) protest, “If only I had more time”. If only we had a few extra hours in each day, we could get more work done, increase our incomes and retire early…