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Ground Penetrating Radar

How Building Owners Benefit from Pie’s Use of Ground Penetrating Radar

When I learned that Pie would soon begin using ground penetrating radar systems (GPR), I was excited that we would now have access to this effective, time-saving, and non-invasive imaging technology. I was also happy for our clients. “No more Swiss cheese!” was a thought that came to mind. Of course, that’s a statement that […]

Denver West Business Park

What Building Owners Learned from Colorado’s Costliest Hailstorm

It was a typical Spring day in Colorado as I arrived for work on the morning of May 8, 2017. The promising forecast of a mild 70-degree day camouflaged the ensuing hailstorm that battered the Denver metro area. In the late afternoon, enveloped by dark, ominous skies, I heard the hail falling outside my office […]

Roller Wave Distortion: Setting Expectations with Suppliers

Roller wave distortion is a condition found in heat-treated glass that causes the glass surface to have imperfections known as peaks and valleys. These alternating high and low points result in the glass exhibiting optical distortion. Most noticeably, images reflected in the glass appear to be rippled. Roller wave distortion is very common in heat-treated […]

Denver’s Green Roof Initiative: What Building Owners Need to Know

A growing number of cities today are passing green roof legislation that requires building owners to cover a specific percentage of their roof square footage with vegetation. In November 2017, Denver residents voted in favor of the Green Roof Initiative (also known as Denver Initiative 300). Modeled after an ordinance in Toronto, it went into […]

Is Your Roof Safe? 7 Issues That Can Cause Structural Roof Failures

The integrity of each element of a building is critical to its stability. However, no component carries more potential for property damage or personal injury than the roof. A poorly performing foundation or failing exterior cladding can be inconvenient, unsightly, and expensive to repair or replace, but a roof collapse can have devastating and long-term […]