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# What math do architects use?

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View Full Interview# Do architects have to buy the materials they use?

As a student, yes, goodness yes! That is one thing art and design programs don't tell you is the cost of supplies. I speak from experience. There is nothing like spending $50 …to $100 on a design project each week and go before the panel to present and have a professor, grad student, or visiting architect come and rip a part off as they make design recommendations/corrections or mark up drawings with red ink or a black Sharpie. I would stand there and hear a cash register in my head as they break my work into pieces, but it's all for the student's improvement. As a practicing architect, no you don't, the costs for supplies are covered by the firm, but they stay at the office! At home, you'll have your own stockpile, and trust me after five years of school, a stockpile is what you will have. If you open your own practice, then the cost of your supplies will be a part of your company's overhead.

# Can you use the word architect in a sentence?

I am studying to become an architect.

# What kind of math does an Architect use?

Architects tend to use all types of math, but one main math used is Geometry. Architects must understand how slopes, intercepts and other terms found in geometry.

# What math classes are needed to be an architect?

Classes required are on Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration and Trigonometry.

# Do you need math skills to become an architect?

Yes, Math is one of the most important things to know when going to be an architect, as you will need to know planar siding, angles, and many other mathematical equations to b…e succesful,

# What does an architect use?

They use mostly their head (imagination) then use pencil and paper to draw and refine their ideas. They also use computers to 'draw' their designs in 2D and 3D.

# What are some ways architects use math?

The math skills needed to create or construct a building are many indeed. If you have ever watched someone build anything, you may have seen them use a tape measurer or a rule…r. The ability to measure is a basic math skill. It is how an architect communicates the length or size of things we want to build. We must be able to add and subtract these numbers but also must be able to use fractions of these numbers. Today, we deal with measurements that are both the English system and the Metric system. Architects use math to convert between these two systems of measurement. You may also find architects using the many formulas and principles of geometry to create a building. Think about designing a building. How strong do the walls and beams and ceilings need to be? You figure that out with math, knowing the weights and strengths of the materials. How much of the materials do you need? It depends on the sizes of the walls, rooms, ceilings, all of that is math. Is concrete cheaper, or steel or cinder block? It depends on how much of each you need, what they cost to buy and build. How long will each stage of the construction take, and how can they be planned to overlap to get the building done the fastest? How much does each sq. foot. of the building rent for, and how long will it take to pay off the investment? How will it affect traffic in the neighborhood? How big does the garage need to be to hold the cars of what percentage of the people who work in the building or customers/clients who visit the building? What about windows? How many sq. feet per wall? How much heat will build up in the rooms because of the windows? That will affect how much air conditioning you need. Also windows leak heat during the Winter so more of them means more heat too. How many electrical outlets do you need? How many amps do you need from the power lines? How many circuit-breakers? How many lighting fixtures do you need? In modern buildings, the lighting system is considered part of the heating system--which is why you see lights on in skyscrapers in the middle of the night when nobody is there. For big, tall buildings, architects are even concerned with how the wind affects them, how it swirls between buildings. They use computer models for this. Also things like earthquake resistance. There's almost every kind of math here! Geometry and trig, calculus, accounting, engineering, finite element analysis, computer modeling, etc.etc.

# What kind of math does an architect need to know?

An architect needs to have a very solid understanding of the trigonometric relationships of a right triangle, as well as advanced algebra. In addition, some architects (but …usually structural engineers) must use calculus to design buildings that can safely withstand earthquakes.

# If you're bad at math can you still be an architect?

You might, but you might not be a very good one and you may have to work harder at it.

# How do architects use graphs and lines?

No, not at all.Architects use measurements and the foundations of geometry it takes a little bit of math but it does not need bargraphs or line plots.

# How do architects use coordinate planes?

architects use coordinate planes to graph where they want the rooms to be

# How does an architect use algebra?

Algebra is used to measure and find the length, width, and height of an object. And you can use math to calculate the amount of building pieces used to make the full object.

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# Why do architects use scale drawings?

to see how the building will look like hope i helped

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# How do architects use the pythagorean theorem?

Architects use the Pythagorean theorem to check distances, heights, etc...that cant be measured

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# How does a architect help us?

They design buildings.

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# How much is an architect in Thailand. Do you have to use a Thai architect?

An architect in Thailand charges in a similar way to a professional architect anywhere in the world. They use a percentage fee of the overall projected construction cost o…f the project. For a house it can range from as low as 5% to as high as 10% depending on the skills, experience, licence level and knowledge of the architect. This will include all drawings ready for construction. For a 10 million Baht house the good professional Thai architect may charge anywhere from 500,000 - 1 million Baht. If they are not so experienced and you are not bothered about productive good design then you might be able to find an unemployed one, lacking work or maybe not so creative architect who may do it for say 350,000 - 400,000. But most good professional architects will charge 5% upwards. For larger commercial projects the fee maybe 2.5-7%. But much depends on the architects skills and the project. Yes you have to use a licenced Thai architect as by law to apply or obtain permissions to build, the drawings have to be done and signed by a licenced Thai architect, they have to provide his/her licence details and have to be in the Thai language. There are a fair few to choose from. Probably the best designers in Thailand and best architects for top range luxury homes is Asetti. Do a search their web site will come up. For a more reasonable moderate home, try thailandarchitects.com Remember design is a very important part. The home is only built from what drawings are provided. So working with a good architects is essential.

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# Why do architects use scientific notation?

Architects use scientific notation to compute very large or very small numbers.