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Resilient Corners: Leveraging Technology and Design to Enchance Quality of Life

Resilient Corners is the name we chose for a new housing development project on a corner block in the Near West Side neighborhood of Syracuse because the neighborhood has always been in the state of flux and resiliency. From the early days of manufacturing when feeder canals ran through the district, to today where small houses still dot the lots from the mid 1800’s, much of the neighborhood is … Read More

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  • Have you heard of SIPS Panels?

    SIPS Panels(Structurally Insulated Panels) are manufactured sections of walls or roofs that are slowly changing the way light construction is completed. The panels consist of a thick layer of polystyrene, an insulation material, sandwiched between two structural boards. The panel creates a sturdy wall section that can be cut to any dimension either in a […]

  • 9/11 Lessons in Skyscraper Design

    Safety is always a priority with building industry professionals, especially when designing and building high density buildings. Because skyscrapers were built to withstand enormous pressures from natural or unnatural forces, buildings prior to 9/11 were not designed with mass evacuation in mind. Surely evacuations would take place, but not to the extent that every floor […]

  • Smart homes are easier and more affordable than you think

    Our office was recently privy to a presentation on Smart Home Technology and advancements in Home Automation.  The instructor, a “Savant Integrator,” filled us in on all of the ways that home automation is becoming more affordable and easier to install and use.  Savant is a rather young company (2005), but seems to be leaps […]