Category: Capital Improvement Plan

The Benefits of Continuous Insulation

It’s so much fun to provide Architectural Engineering services and watching the industry gradually adopt new materials and methods.  Continuous Insulation has been one of my favorites for the past few years, and it’s really taking off. From our perspective, the number one reason for this trend is the popularity of spray foam insulation and the… Read More »

Association Responsibilities for Building Maintenance

A benefit of living in a condominium community is that you don’t have to worry about property maintenance. Someone else mows the lawn, trims the shrubs, and paints the building. Ultimately, someone must be responsible for ensuring that these sorts of actions taken place for the multitude of property aspects such as the site, buildings,… Read More »

Egress Window Dimensions

The International Residential Code (IRC) requires an emergency escape and rescue opening in basements, habitable attics, and every sleeping room. The opening must open directly to a public way, or to a yard or court that opens to a public way. The purpose of the escape opening is not only to allow for people to… Read More »

Project Spotlight: Calvary Baptist Church

We were recently hired by Calvary Baptist Church (http://www.cbclowell.org/) in Lowell, MA to help understand the current condition of their building components in their 70-year-old building. As with any smart property owner, the church also needed to know where to concentrate their resources for necessary repairs, desired improvements, and develop an overall Capital Improvement Plan.… Read More »