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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 […]

Historic Building Rehabilitation: Achieving Success Beyond The Facade

Society’s appreciation for the significance, character and beauty of historic structures continues to promote building preservation and rehabilitation. Rather than tearing down a stately old Victorian home or demolishing a vintage 1950s storefront to erect a modern office building, property owners recognize that through an adaptive re-use approach, they can have the best of both […]

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Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) – Why Still All This Confusion?

Building enclosure commissioning (sometimes referred to as “building envelope commissioning” and abbreviated BECx) is a process in which the building envelope is evaluated to ensure it meets the owner’s expectations for performance. Those goals may take into account differing aspects of the project, from building operability to cost effectiveness to longevity. BECx evaluates factors associated […]

Parking Garages: How to Maintain these Valuable Assets

Parking garages play a critical role in many commercial and residential settings. However, despite their importance, they are often neglected and allowed to fall into disrepair. Why does this happen? Sometimes the reason is financial. When budgets are tight, building owners tend to focus their resources on more visible initiatives inside the building — projects […]