Could Standardized, County-Issued Construction Permits Work in California?

Okay design professionals – have you ever gotten a call from a developer who wanted to hire you for their project but had concerns that you had never done work in a particular city before?  Why should this matter?  We’re licensed professionals who understand the building codes and have project experience on hundreds of projects.  If we could only just focus on ...

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Where Exactly Are Those Pipes and Why Should I Care?

There are many things we put underground that serve important functions –unseen and protected from above-ground human activities.  What exactly is underground other than just lots of dirt and rocks?  Well, there are tunnels for trains and vehicles, fuel pipelines carrying natural gas, crude oil, and refined fuel products, ‘dry’ utility lines (electrical power, cable...

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