I know you wake up in the night, cold sweats, wondering what the differences between the IBC and NFPA 101 are. Never fear, this guide, by our friendly friends at […]
*** NOTE: SPRAY FOAM INSULATION CAN BE SPRAYED WITH AN INTUMESCENT COATING TO ACHIEVE THE 15 MIN THERMAL BARRIER *** Thermal Barrier: 15-Minute, intumescent, water-based thermal barrier for brush, roller, or […]
NEHES CONFERENCE 2012 ADA and the DOJ This discussion was geared towards Healthcare, but had a lot of interesting tidbits that could relate to any institution. The talk, given by […]
New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society Fall 2012 Conference: Joint Commission Updates Mike Chisholm, Director of Engineering at Joint Commission CONCEPTS FOR HOLT Joint Commission, because of CMS, uses NFPA […]
I personally enjoyed the enlightening presentation given to us by Barnes & Cone the other day on the thermal performance of CMU walls. I wanted to post up some of […]
In 1991, Los Angeles-based artist Chris Burden decided to add a studio structure on his own property, but he wanted to make it as big as he could without a building permit. After pouring over the building code, he found he could build a detached structure as long as it was under 400 square feet and under 35 feet tall.
The result, Burden’s Small Skyscraper (Quasi-Legal Skyscraper), was intended to be “a modern day log cabin” that “two guys with a donkey could put up, and when the neighbor calls the building inspector, the guys can take it down again,” he told LA Weekly back in 2003.
I think we architects often get confused when it comes to roof issues – IE: how to safely access a roof, and how building code applies to maintenance access to […]
Here is a great article about where safety glass is required. http://www.codecheck.com/cc/ccimages/PDFs/SafetyGlazingHansenOctober2011.pdf If you are lazy, here is the cliff notes version: