Can your contractor “get the led out?”

Or should I have spelled it l-e-a-d? On April 22, 2010 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed into law a requirement that any contractor performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb more than six square feet of paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and trained to […]

What should you look for in a construction contract?

When executing a construction contract with your contractor, there are many things to look for.Your Architect can help negotiate this contract but it is important to look for several key items to protect yourself and your contractor. The latest set of construction documents should be included as an defined part of the contract. These plans […]

Why should I hire an architect?

Few people realize how complicated it is to build. That is until they find themselves lost in the maze of design options, building codes, zoning laws, contractors, and so on. Regardless of whether you’re planning residential or commercial, urban or rural, single- or multi-family construction-no two building projects are exactly alike. There is no single, […]