The very fact that you are still reading this after that title, compels me to say something witty or fascinating to reward you for reading a post about building codes. Face it – building codes are necessary, but most architects would likely prefer talk about something else – anything else. Continue reading “common confusions for code compliance”
This is personal, in the trenches, yet reluctance, reticence and avoidance are a few friends that tried to talk me out of another editorial post (some define as rant) to talk about topics that are often overlooked. Continue reading “live a mile in their shoes; another shade of empathy”
Converting a residential building to a commercial use gives me concern.
As usual I am writing as a reaction to the events that occur in my day-to-day life as an architect.
Like most issues, why can’t we find balance? The reason for one side of an issue is often due to the excesses of the other. It’s cyclical, it’s annoying. Taking an extreme position is all too common and in most cases unnecessary.
Please pardon the break from my esoteric soap box to address something important that comes up often in my practice. I have slipped in a few sarcastic statements if you’d like to count them – consider it a game.
Apart from discussing building codes as they relate to existing buildings, I’ve been silent about this issue up until now. …keep reading