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Engineering Advisor


Elevators make modern buildings possible.

Paying For Green

One cannot help but notice – every magazine and every professional publication these days has at least one article on green building technology.

Curtain Walls

Curtain walls are common today in commercial construction, adding simplicity and design options for buildings of all types.

How Long Will It Last?

Determining how long a building component will last before it requires repair or replacement is one of the primary tasks in performing a Property Condition Assessment (PCA).

How Big Is It?

When performing a Property Condition Assessment (PCA), we are often asked to confirm building dimensions.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement building materials are being used more and more in new construction, primarily for siding. In fact, it is used by most large builders in about 20 percent of the new home market.

Facility Management and the Bottom Line

Corporate real estate owners and real estate investors have traditionally viewed Facility Management (FM) as an expense.

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER)

As of January 23, 2006, manufacturers of heating and air conditioning equipment can no longer manufacture single-phase central air conditioners and heat pumps with output of 65,000 BTUH (British th

Commercial Painting

Approximately $7.6 billion was spent on architectural coatings in the U.S. in 2003 according to the National Paint and Coatings Association, Inc.

Reduce Lighting Costs

Energy costs for commercial buildings are estimated to run about $100 billion per year, or on average, about $1.50 per square foot of commercial floor space.