RCM CAD DESIGN DRAFTING LTD is a building design firm primarily specializing in log and timber construction projects since 1993.  Now with over one thousand designs completed in North America, Europe, Asia, including projects in Central / South America and Australia /Oceania, our experience encompasses very diverse weather conditions and local building practices.  Our expertise also includes cordwood, straw and clay, straw bale, insulated concrete form (ICF), conventional frame and steel construction styles.*

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Floor Plans

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Completed Projects

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Awards & Publications

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BIMx-Log-Homes

At RCM Cad Design, we are adding 3d walk throughs of our Log Home Designs both inside and out, for you to download and to view at your convenience. Our latest software and powerful computer hardware allows us to virtually build a 3D model and animations of your future home using a program called BIMx .

To learn more and to download the software to view these BIMx files, Click Here.

Our Plan of the Month: McCarthy Lone Tower

This 1404 sqft living space new design version of our famous Lone Tower design will be built by Serendipity log homes in Alaska this coming year.
It is bigger than original with over 700 sq.ft. footprint and will be using massive Sitka Spruce logs 19” diameter midspan.
An interesting feature is the Viking (Norway) foundation that is a log post and beam sitting on concrete pier or large stones for lack of concrete in the building area and permafrost issues.
The stairs entry to main floor is covered with lean to roof to deflect snow away from stairs in winter.
Chains are hung from eaves corners to channel rain water down like directed mini water falls.
The main floor has the bedrooms and top floor is the public area with kitchen, dining and great room for a 360 degree stunning view of the Alaskan mountain range in McCarthy.

Our top nine log and timber construction styles with sample designs

Full Scribe Handcrafted

1004 sq. ft - Rocky Mountain

Milled Log

4901 sq. ft - Yuyao Clubhouse

Post and Beam

2570 sq. ft - Forbidden Plateau

Half and Half

1054 sq. ft - Mountain Ridge

Piece en Piece

1942 sq. ft - Carpathian

Dovetail

1786 sq. ft - Barrier

Butt and Pass

2398 sq. ft - Kansas

Timber/Log Decor

5845 sq. ft - Big Stone Bay

Timber Frame

2278 sq. ft - Harrison Timber Frame

Planning your new log or timber home design project? Please call at (902) 527-1889 or email us at rcmcad@loghomedesign.ca with your questions!

*Certain projects constructed in British Columbia require the involvement of an architect.

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