According to the Resilient Design Institute, resilient design is defined as “the intentional design of buildings, landscapes, communities, and regions in response to vulnerabilities to disaster and disruption of normal life”. In general, building in conformity to code is good but sometimes not enough, so understanding micro climates and environments of communities in which we live...Read More
In general renovation works can be an exciting process, however, this process can also be challenging and at times overwhelming. There is a lot that has to be considered when undertaking a renovation project. You will need to think about what you would like to / should tackle first. You will need to have an...Read More
The traditional approach by home owners to building a home is to develop an idea or plan of what they want their home to look like, then hire a contractor to execute the plan. Building a home calls for a lot more than just that. A significant amount of time, financial and material resources...Read More
Steel buildings are metal structures constructed with steel for internal support as well as exterior covering. They first gained popularity in the early 20th century and have become more popular today, not only in the commercial sector but for residential buildings as well. They offer a wide range of advantages over other more commonly used...Read More
Are you currently searching for a piece of property to build a home for you and your family? We receive many inquiries from individuals searching for flat land because the fact is that flat land is a bit easier and less costly to build on (depending on the location and design of the home to...Read More
Many years ago house plans were done as a set of Blueprints, pages with white lines and lettering on a dark blue background. Today, house plans are printed on large format digital printers but are still referred to as Blueprints. They are often provided in five or eight sets. The Government Planning Authority will often...Read More
Do you know what an Environmental Impact Assessment is? This is a formal process used to predict the consequences of a plan, program, policy or project (which we will refer to as projects in this article) prior to making final decisions and execution. What is the purpose of performing an Environmental Impact Assessment? The objective...Read More
The traditional approach of home owners when building a home is to develop an idea or plan of what they want their home to look like, then hire a contractor to execute the plan. Building a home calls for a lot more than just that. A significant amount of time, financial and material resources...Read More
The foundation is a crucial component for ensuring stability of a structure and is often viewed as being equally important as the human hands and feet to the body. In the built environment, man-made structures such as houses, apartments, schools, stores, bridges, highways, parks etc., are supported and anchored by their foundation. The foundation of...Read More
Post Tropical Storm Erika, one of the serious issues that our engineers have identified as a contributor to flooding and failed infrastructure, such as walls, is poor or no drainage. Drainage is the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from an area. Many agricultural soils need drainage to improve production or to...Read More
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