As mechanical codes, energy codes, and sustainability programs continue to evolve and decrease energy usage by buildings, opaque exterior wall assemblies and fenestration system seek to increase insulation values, decrease air leakage, and manage moisture movement.
The adaptive reuse of the historic Parkway Theater and adjacent buildings in the heart of the Station North neighborhood will house year-round film and digital movies, and a live-music center for the Maryland Film Festival. The transformation includes two adjoining buildings to house ground-level ticketing and concessions for the main 350-seat theater, two 90-seat screening rooms that double as classroom space for JHU and MICA, and a lounge.
Legal Update: What's New and of What Do Need to be Aware
As our industry evolves, the legal relationships between it's participants change. New technologies, services, and project delivery methods have emerged in the past few years which created need for adjusting the balance of risks and rewards among the construction community's members. Additionally, judicial decisions on disputes have added nuance to those of us not involved, but who face similar circumstances.
We've had two collaboration meetings since my last blog posting on the collaboration effort I'm participating in. To recap, our firm is involved in a very large, biomedical research building project at a local public university. The delivery method is CM-at-risk with design-assist for major trades. Looking back through this blog, you can read about the entire process. It all started here.