Tools and Resources

JLA Design makes many tools and resources freely available to the residential design and construction community.  Please check back frequently for updates! 


Pole Barn Engineering

Pole barns are a popular and cost-effective option for building a variety of structures, includinghomes, barns, and sheds. They are constructed using poles or posts

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Custom Home Design

Designing a custom home is a multi-step process that involves collaboration between thehomeowner, architect, and builder. The process begins with the homeowner’s vision and goals

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Calculators and White Papers

PDF Explainer for obtaining elevation profiles of any site using google earth. 

PDF Explainer for FEMA flood mapping through the FEMA MSC website.  

PDF Explainer for obtaining soil maps for any property in the United States

Architectural design criteria matrix for custom homes.  Used prior to developing floor plans. 

Floor joist sizing calculator for wood joists in residential or commercial applications.

Concrete caisson sizing calculator for pole buildings.