Miscellaneous

The Minimalist Interior

The Minimalist Interior

The minimalist interior balances simplicity with symmetry, and neutral colors with natural light. The ideas behind the design aesthetic are stillness, harmony, and balance. Spaces designed with minimalism are quiet, rather than energizing. In many design plans, color is used to delineate, energize and enliven a space; they are to more approximate natural environments. Color schemes can include sand and shell,...

An Overview of Construction Management

An Overview of Construction Management

Construction management encompasses all aspects of a construction project, from bid through completion, including: Staffing Construction Oversight Documentation Permits Quality control/quality assurance Drawing preparation Based on a client’s desired level of control, a skilled construction manager is responsible for, first and foremost, acting as the owner’s representative throughout the course of the project and providing cohesion from bid through delivery. Additional duties include preparing drawings to technical specifications and...

Avoid NYC Building Violations: An Overview of Local Law 11

Avoid NYC Building Violations: An Overview of Local Law 11

In May, 1979, a piece of lintel became detached from the eighth floor of a Columbia University-owned apartment constructed in 1912 and fell, fatally striking a passing college student. To ensure that history would not repeat itself, New York City passed Local Law 10 the following year . The law stated that the street-facing facades and side walls of every...