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Multifamily Design Considerations In A Post-Pandemic World

September 25th, 2020

Since the onset of COVID-19, we have been compelled to consider the long-term design implications of a new style of living. We have already taken a closer look at the future of design for office space density and mechanical building systems. Now, in a time when personal space takes on new perspective, the quality and…

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Public Comment Period – Amendments to the 2019 Denver Building and Fire Code

September 2nd, 2020

Local building codes have important project impact, so we wanted to make our client partners aware of the public comment period that is currently open for the amended City and County of Denver 2019 Building and Fire Code. The City and County of Denver recently amended this code to include mandates for electric vehicle charging…

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Creating Partnerships that Drive Recovery | Panel Recap

August 6th, 2020

The desire to interact and socialize will help drive business recovery, and we are seeing great out-of-the-box solutions derived from businesses partnering with landlords, communities and local governments, according to the panelists at the Colorado Real Estate Journal (CREJ) retail livestream conference on Wednesday. It is hoped that this continued partnership will create sustainable solutions…

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Are Your Colorado Water Rights Protected?

July 27th, 2020

Are you a Colorado water right holder? If so, your water rights could be at risk. The Colorado Division of Water Resources (DWR) has recently proposed its decennial abandonment list, and over 4,000 water rights were declared abandoned. Water is a precious resource, especially in an arid state like Colorado, and water rights offer immense…

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Guidelines for Outdoor Dining in Aurora: Need Help With Your Permitting?

June 30th, 2020

In an effort to help local restaurants ramp up operations while maintaining healthy practices, the City of Aurora has released guidelines to help restaurants operate temporary outdoor dining spaces. The City of Aurora is waiving its fees on these expedited Temporary Use Permits, which would allow restaurants to use outdoor spaces adjacent to their buildings,…

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Temporary Outdoor Expansions for Restaurants and Bars: Our Development Services Team Can Help

June 25th, 2020

Due to the recent restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Denver has implemented a temporary program to allow restaurants and bars to operate in outdoor settings adjacent to their businesses. This program will allow flexibility to business owners who need additional space to comply with the state’s public health order to…

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Engineering Healthier Workplaces

June 11th, 2020

As workplaces adapt in the wake of COVID-19, mindful decisions when designing mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems can have a positive impact on limiting the spread of disease.  Some technologies are already available, but the designer must be forward-thinking about how decisions can impact the health of the building.

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Rethinking Workspace Density in Pandemic Times

May 7th, 2020

When it comes to working remotely versus an office environment, a well-designed workplace is still where most people want to be, according to an early 2020 Gensler study. But as professionals head back to the office after stay-at-home orders, and steps are initiated to support reentry, companies will be considering how to intersect a well-designed,…

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Application or Interpretation? Why Your Project Needs A Professional Surveyor

March 19th, 2020

The surveying profession is a technology-heavy industry, and land surveyors are typically eager to learn and implement new forms of technological advancements. However, as this technology becomes increasingly accessible to general users, should we be concerned about its use by those who are not trained professionals? New applications that provide simple land survey data are becoming increasingly…

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