Frank Lloyd Wright is arguably the most famous American Architect. Don’t worry, most architects don’t behave like he did. He had a knack for getting away with a lot of things.
Thanks Jo Miller: This is a very informative article and will help someone understand some of the steps involved. This is not a project for all but if one wants to accept the challenge they should do as much reading as possible to they feel comfortable with proceeding. They should also speak with many professionals including a local building inspector, contractors of the various trades, and those who have already done it to learn from their mistakes. Thanks.
Tony interacts with a large variety of patients in the ER, from accident victims to patients who have suffered a stroke or heart attack. Each does not expect to be there and must deal with the realization that their lives may be different for a while as they recover from injuries or conditions. In some cases, they may not recover completely. Occasionally a patient will die, and although it is never easy to deal with that, Tony has learned to accept that death is a part of life.
Homeowners who are considering doing a renovation must know that if their homes were built prior to 1978, their contractors are required to follow certain procedures if they are going to disturb more than 6 interior square feet of paint or 20 exterior square feet of paint. This law requires that the general contractor must become certified with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and that the contractor himself take an eight-hour class in order to become a certified renovator and learn lead-safe practices that contain lead dust.
Most people believe that remodeling a building is always a cheaper option than a constructing a new building. This is not always the case. Construction projects need to be researched before you make that difficulty in remodeling is due to the nature of building codes that change every year. Major projects can trigger upgrades to any number of electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems. Also, if you are dealing with a historic building then there are possible restrictions beyond the city codes.