By Brooks Gentleman | Updated: 05/10/2013 9:37:00 AM
Re-View often gets dragged into the debate on what is the proper scope of work for historic windows. I am a firm believer that it helps to have input that is void of emotion to assist in determining an opinion on this subject.
By Brooks Gentleman | Updated: 04/30/2013 4:38:00 PM
Anyone associated with the construction industry knows that if something can go wrong, it will go wrong. Here's a look at why things go haywire on construction projects.
By Brooks Gentleman | Updated: 04/25/2013 3:21:00 PM
When one evaluates the true operational and maintenance costs of replacement windows compared to window restoration, it’s clear that the case for replacement is weak.
By Brooks Gentleman | Updated: 02/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Accoya is nearly too good to be true but our research shows it is a revolutionary wood.
By Brooks Gentleman | Updated: 02/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Don't follow the LEED: the design community should regain its independence and not be beholden to a process that is tantamount to a 12-step program for responsible construction.
By Brooks Gentleman | Updated: 02/07/2013 9:48:00 AM
LEED, originally drafted as a format to realign priorities towards energy efficiency and environmental stewardship has morphed into a strict guideline, limiting creativity and compromising common sense in construction.
By Brooks Gentleman | Updated: 11/08/2012 12:48:00 PM
One would think that the restoration of a building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places would respect the integrity of the design and the existing materials. Instead, the request for proposals was asking for the original wood double hung windows that span 14 feet tall to be replaced.