The Cost Efficiency of LEED Certification

If you’ve noticed that buildings that bear a LEED plaque cost more than buildings without, you’re not imagining things. Structures built to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design standards typically cost more at first, but the savings accrued over the life of the building more than offset the initial higher price. The ultimate cost efficiency of LEED certification is easy to understand,

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Historic Building Restoration: The Benefits Go Beyond Preservation

New York City is one of the most important historic and cultural cities in the United States. Home to some of the greatest architectural treasures in the country, it can be difficult to decide if you need new construction altogether, or restoration of a previously used building. Which option is most beneficial? In addition to quality of life, the benefits

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Filing Help for NYC Certificate of Occupancy

Are you considering making physical changes to your property that will change its type of occupancy or use? Or are you in the process of new construction on a building?  In New York, completing this type of construction means you will need an amended certificate of occupancy Certificate of Occupancy. Scott Henson Architect can file these certificates with the Department of Buildings

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The Importance of Site Safety Plan Preparation

At Scott Henson Architecture, we can’t overemphasize the importance of site safety plan preparation.  More than 20% of workplace fatalities happen in the construction business, according to OSHA, so having a proactive plan to keep your job site safe is not only good business – it can really save lives. The key components of a typical site safety plan are: New employee and

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