Tags : architecture

Making Buildings That Stand Up To Mother Nature

By Julie Frazier Weather events in recent years have demonstrated the threat of flooding extends beyond coastal regions. Even far inland, communities are susceptible to extreme rainfall with devastating effects. Although planning for a 100-year flood was once the standard (and remains the code minimum in many areas), the 500-year flood plain is more appropriate […]Read More

Permit Me

A PRIMER ON PERMIT APPROVAL By John Moman The world’s first building code came from Hammurabi, the ruler who established the world’s first metropolis — the nation-state of Babylon. His code was fairly simple, if perhaps a bit harsh: If it collapses, the builder shall be put to death. We’ve come a long way since […]Read More