08 October

The Permit Process

What Are Construction Drawings?
In a previous post, we talked about the entitlement process and the approvals by the political bodies.  We mentioned that the documents submitted for this process tend to be known as the preliminary engineering, which

16 May

Urban Projects

Why Do Podium Projects Cost So Much?
In the residential arena, it would seem that most of the house construction consists of 2-story wood framing on some type of standard foundation, with a 2-car attached garage.  Generally considered to

09 April

Direct Construction

Direct Costs and Product Considerations?
Particularly in conceiving an infill project design, it can be a complicated puzzle as you try to optimize the financial feasibility while juggling products, density, home prices, and costs.  Here in Southern California, we

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