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One aspect of civilization that the Romans got right was the tiled bath. Since then, Europeans have built tiled bathrooms that present no distinction between the shower and the rest of the room.

This success of this design depends on lots of tile and a mortar substrate that slopes to a strategically placed floor drain. A lack of thresholds also makes this kind of bathroom perfect for wheelchair access.   Published 2012.0411


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RIBA Plan of Work Updated to Include Bim Procedures — BD (Registration required), 2012.0504

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Getting a BIM Rap: Why Implementations Fail, and What You Can Do about It — AECbytes, 2012.0430

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Trimble Navigation to Buy Google's SketchUp — Reuters, 2012.0426

Mobile CAD, the Cloud, and Management Mayhem — Cadalyst, 2012.0425

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Danish University Communicates Professionally in 3D — Utopian City Scape Press Release, 2012.0425

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AutoCAD WS Hearts Google Drive — WorldCAD Access, 2012.0424

3D Systems Launches New ZPrinter 850 — 3D Systems Press Release, 2012.0423

Quick Hybrid Design Sketch Options with Revit - China Competition — BeLoose Graphic Workshop, 2012.0420

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SmartGeometry 2012 Conference — AECbytes, 2012.0419

A Midterm Test for the CAD Industry — Graphic Speak, 2012.0418

New in AutoCAD 2013: Object Modification — CAD Notes, 2012.0418

Here's the Uber for Architecture — VentureBeat, 2012.0418

Augmented Reality in Construction — Constructech Magazine, 2012.0417

COFES 2012: Risk and Opportunity — Desktop Engineering, 2012.0417

Scanners Help Detect Interference in Coal-Fired Power Plant — Vision Systems Design, 2012.0416

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