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As-Builts: Dumb, Dumber or Intelligent

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:31
Published in Knowledge

cosmic blue brainAll renovation projects must reference a set of drawings that show existing conditions. In our field, these drawings are referred to as “As-Builts.” The purpose of as-built drawings is to establish an accurate representation of the building and to acknowledge existing conditions. An investment in the development of as-built drawings at the start helps alleviate surprises during the construction phase and decreases your chances for cost increases due to unforeseen conditions, a real advantage for building owners.

O! We have seen some dumb ones! Garbage in, garbage out holds true. Inaccuracies, missing information and failure to note important features cost the project time and money.

Victory: EPS Scorecard

Monday, 06 January 2014 14:30
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 VictoryVictory is ours!

Are you a past Better Building Works client? Was an energy efficiency retrofit completed? Are you trying to sell your home? If you asked yes to these questions, listen up!

Disclosure of Green Certifications is now a standard item on the Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors MLS input sheet. What does this mean to you, the homeowner? Better value and recognition for improving the energy efficiency of your home. We hope you have been enjoying the additional benefits of your energy retrofit, including cleaner air and less dust, but if it is time to move on your Energy Performance Score (EPS) should continue to benefit you.

This is a true story . . . .

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