All posts by Tia Jenkins

NEW IECC CODES STRESS SUSTAINABILITY, SAFETY

There are new commercial lighting code requirements for office buildings in metro Denver. The International Energy Conservation Code is a set of regulations enacted to create or enhance energy-efficient office building systems, including mechanical, lighting and power. “This comprehensive energy conservation code establishes minimum regulations for energy-efficient buildings using prescriptive and performance-related provisions,” states the … Continue reading NEW IECC CODES STRESS SUSTAINABILITY, SAFETY

FLIP-FACTOR

LANDLORDS, PROPERTY MANAGERS SHOULD BEWARE OF THE ‘FLIP FACTOR’

What happens when it’s time to “close up” the open office? That is, what do landlords have to go through when an open plan tenant vacates the space that was built out originally for a more “traditional” company? Open plan characteristics can vary widely, but most consist of twelve-foot ceilings (or higher), exposed ductwork, perimeter … Continue reading LANDLORDS, PROPERTY MANAGERS SHOULD BEWARE OF THE ‘FLIP FACTOR’

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

HURRY UP AND SLOW DOWN IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Checklist and processes have been designed to improve standards and enhance communication in virtually any environment where people exist. They’re basic. Baselines for life. We work among them every day and abide by their demands often without even realizing it. There are, of course, different types of processes with different levels of importance that can … Continue reading HURRY UP AND SLOW DOWN IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

GET CLEAR ON CONSTRUCTION

GET CLEAR ON CONSTRUCTION LANGUAGE

If you’re a landlord or a general contractor or engineer or architect or one of the many other commercial building trades, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the following term: “white box.” And how about “warm shell,” “vanilla shell,” “cold shell,” ” bare shell,” “dark shell,” “cold dark shell,” and “gray shell?” To those outside the industry, … Continue reading GET CLEAR ON CONSTRUCTION LANGUAGE

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