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The Built Environment

The built environment refers to the human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity ranging in scale from personal shelters to neighborhoods to the large-scale civic surroundings.  Most of where we live is man-made – from the homes and apartments we live in, to the commercial buildings we work in, to the roads and bridges we traverse on d... Read more

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Advancing Resilience Post Hurricane Maria

With the planned establishment of the Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD) and our island’s drive to create a more resilient nation, greater efforts need to be made to determine how society can develop stronger and safer infrastructure.  From the older timber homes to modern concrete low-rises which occupy the Roseau landscape, Maria has exp... Read more

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Upgrade Your Stairway with Some Trendy Bal...

For ages, homeowners with interior and exterior staircases have used balusters to guard the area from accidents, provide support to people who find it difficult to climb stairs and to enhance the beauty of the home.   Balusters come in various materials and styles. Traditionally, wooden balusters have been a popular option for interior staircases but they ta... Read more

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Have Fun with an Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen boosts a home’s value. The outdoor kitchen is quickly becoming a growing trend for homeowners that want to maximize their outdoor space while making an investment in their home that would increase their home’s resale value. So consider moving your activities outdoors by creating a space that is perfect for entertaining and cooking. Having a... Read more

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Advantages of Hiring an Architect

Architects are specifically trained and licensed to work on planning and designing buildings. If you are drawing near to the building phase and are thinking of hiring an architect, we highly recommend that you at least meet with an Architect to discuss how they can help you. Hiring an Architect could prove quite beneficial to you, here are a few reasons why: &nbs... Read more

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Are You Hurricane Ready?

Hurricanes are powerful tropical storms which attribute heavy rains, strong winds and surging waves. Hurricanes occur anytime and anywhere, therefore the most important thing a person can do is prepare beforehand. Everyone who lives in an area highly affected by hurricanes needs to take personal responsibility and accountability by planning well before the storm ... Read more