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The Blueprint Company
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christine M.
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Mandy is a drafter who works with precision and perfectionism. She carefully studies the assignment and delivers quality work. She completed an assignment for our company for a single family custom built home with approximately 5,000 square feet. The home consisted of a waterfall staircase with a grande entrance, custom kitchen, main floor laundry and office, a master bedroom with custom ceilings, four bedrooms on same level, custom bathrooms with pocketdoors and walk-through entries, and much, much more! The home was completed exactly as requested! And she was always a pleasure to work with!

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We are a Product Development Company which is owned by a Product Development Engineer with 25 years of experience. We have helped numerous inventors bring their invention from an idea to production.With 25 years of Molding and product design experience we can be your technical source.

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I do 3-D CAD modeling with TurboCAD. I have a degree from Dunwoody 2011. I 3-D modeled a gear and blueprinted the calculations and sizes for a customer.

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I am a CAD drafter who would enjoy assisting anyone with this service. I am primarily an electrical drafter but am experienced with architectural detailing as well. I actually enjoy doing it at home on my own time. I hope to hear from anyone needing assistance.

  • 3 years in business
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Founded in 2015, CAD-Projects, Inc. is a fully incorporated engineering-technology services company located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our focus is on SolidWorks, Enterprise PDM, and DriveWorks. CAD-Projects is committed to providing practical yet innovative solutions to our customers.

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I am competitive and reliable.

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I am a freelance CAD designer. I like to work with a wide range of services including design, design assistance, and 2D and 3D modeling.

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How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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