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Investigating Owner-Architect Disputes in the Project Design Phase

By Scott Klimek, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
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Architects are tasked with providing a solution to their client’s unique building requirements. This demands an open and transparent interaction between the client and architect, particularly given…

Winter Maintenance: Addressing Precipitation Freeze, Thaw, and Refreeze

By Scott Klimek, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
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The adequacy of snow and ice management is frequently disputed in premises liability cases. Standards for snow and ice control on walkway surfaces recommend methods to maintain reasonably safe…

Raised Booth Platform Seating

By Scott Klimek, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
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Raised booth seating, sometimes used in restaurants, is associated with an increased rate of misstep and fall incidents. In this configuration, the booth is placed on a raised platform that is…

Parking Lot Surface Hazards

By Scott Klimek, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
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Previously, our premises safety experts addressed parking lot design and the use of wheel stops as they relate to slip, trip, and fall injuries, and pedestrian strikes. This article discusses the…