Tag: construction

Colored Flags and Underground Utility Markings Keep Everyone Safe

By Nicholas Schramer When people see a crop of colorful flags and paint marks on their property, the reaction usually ranges from annoyance to alarm. What’s going on? Those flags and paint marks are more important than they may first appear. Please resist the temptation to remove them! About the Expert: Nicholas Schramer has more… Read More »

Material Recycling: A Sustainable Approach to Demolition and Transformation

By Michael Leopold Should a building be demolished? That is a question many owners face when deciding what to do with an existing property. Cost, schedule, and operational impacts are all important considerations. From the perspective of environmental/sustainability considerations, it would be beneficial to reuse whenever possible. The fewer structures that are razed means more… Read More »

Unseen Project Details Play Important Roles

By Bruce Morrow, PLA, LEED AP A “welcome” sign on a newly completed project doesn’t tell the entire story of technical challenges designers overcame between the drawing board and the construction site. Challenging design questions are often answered with hidden – but vital – design elements. Here are a few examples: Can Heavy Artwork Panels… Read More »