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Posted on March 2, 2016

Existing Buildings

When it comes to deciding which construction approach to take for a building renewal or rehabilitation project, the traditional method is often the first that comes to mind. A general contractor is hired through a competitive bid process, with the contract being awarded to the lowest qualified bidder, then through the bid process, the selected […]

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Posted on August 17, 2015

Existing Buildings

Families have a reputation for being a little dysfunctional, where siblings, relatives and spouses fight unnecessarily with one another. Similarly, lots of energy gets wasted in the conflicts that go on amongst the stakeholders of buildings. I once heard someone say that every residential building suffers from “The CLAP” (Children, Landscaping, Animals and Parking). These […]

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Posted on June 13, 2015

Existing Buildings

“Sometimes, the most dangerous things are those that are hiding in plain sight.”

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Posted on January 14, 2015

Existing Buildings

There is a ‘glass half-full’ perspective worth considering: upgrades that increase the market value and desirability of your building(s) (to both prospective purchasers and tenants), grow your equity, and improve aesthetics and tenant comfort also tend to improve its energy performance.

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Posted on March 10, 2014

Existing Buildings

Modern glazing systems provide durability and require very little maintenance in the first 10-20 years in service. Unfortunately this is when the party often ends.

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Posted on March 2, 2016

Existing Buildings

When it comes to deciding which construction approach to take for a building renewal or rehabilitation project, the traditional method is often the first that comes to mind. A general contractor is hired through a competitive bid process, with the contract being awarded to the lowest qualified bidder, then through the bid process, the selected […]

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Posted on August 17, 2015

Existing Buildings

Families have a reputation for being a little dysfunctional, where siblings, relatives and spouses fight unnecessarily with one another. Similarly, lots of energy gets wasted in the conflicts that go on amongst the stakeholders of buildings. I once heard someone say that every residential building suffers from “The CLAP” (Children, Landscaping, Animals and Parking). These […]

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Posted on June 13, 2015

Existing Buildings

“Sometimes, the most dangerous things are those that are hiding in plain sight.”

More+

Posted on January 14, 2015

Existing Buildings

There is a ‘glass half-full’ perspective worth considering: upgrades that increase the market value and desirability of your building(s) (to both prospective purchasers and tenants), grow your equity, and improve aesthetics and tenant comfort also tend to improve its energy performance.

More+

Posted on March 10, 2014

Existing Buildings

Modern glazing systems provide durability and require very little maintenance in the first 10-20 years in service. Unfortunately this is when the party often ends.

More+