Category Archives: General Construction Information

Aging in Place – Scoop San Diego: Family Living

Most people prefer to stay in their home or apartment for as long as possible. The best way to make this a reality is to plan ahead of time to make the amenities in your home as safe and accessible

‘Bar Rescue’ goes bad: Work permits were not obtained

Get your permits first… The reality show is called Bar Rescue, but the Tempe bar owners say it was more of a bar fail. The owner of the heavy metal bar in Tempe says he gave permission for the show

Building Safety Department to continue IBC meetings Monday – Camp Verde Bugle – Camp Verde, Arizona

CAMP VERDE – On Monday, the Town of Camp Verde’s Building Safety Department will host another in a series of public meetings to discuss the potential adoption of the 2012 International Building Codes. The Nov. 4 meeting will be the

Forecast: Phoenix Housing Market Could Outpace Most Metros in 2014

Phoenix generated a flood of housing-related headlines in 2013. It’s easy to understand why. This was one of the areas hit hardest by the national housing crisis and subsequent recession. Home prices in and around Phoenix began plummeting in the

Phoenix housing market up, but commercial sector still struggles

As values on residential property in Phoenix continue to recover post-recession, experts say growth in the commercial sector will take more time. The city is saturated with commercial space, experts say, but they have seen positive signs in certain areas.

Phoenix luxury home market seeing a summer rebound – Phoenix Business Journal

While the chronic supply shortage of homes for sale across metro Phoenix pushed prices up dramatically yet again in June, the luxury home market has been particularly hot this summer, according to the latest monthly housing report Monday by Arizona

Introducing the new Arizona Living Collection – The Explorer: Real Estate

Maybe just maybe the architects are starting to be influenced by market requirements. Should builders have product managers? The answer is a no brainer In essence, the new home designs answer the question, “What do home buyers really want?” According

‘One size fits all’ rules don’t work with energy codes for new construction – The Prescott Daily Courier – Prescott, Arizona

The 2012 IECC Code does have some sensible requirements that will benefit buyers of new homes. But the value of some requirements is debatable. And I wonder about a “one size fits all” energy code. The new code has “climate

Peoria aims to speed building-plan permits

Peoria plans to launch a pilot program for design professionals to self-certify their building plans as a way to expedite the city’s permitting process. via Peoria aims to speed building-plan permits.