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I need it yesterday! Why does it take so long? (Part 2)

On July 2, 2014 I posted a blog article with the same title.  This is an update to that article.  Now that the construction boom is the new normal, we have noticed several other factors that are slowing down the … Continue reading

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Case Study: 640 Maple Street, Part 2

Construction Progress By Marie Barron, Designer, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects   In our last blog post we discussed the design process for our conversion of the Shroeder sheet metal shop into a home (here is the link if you … Continue reading

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Thermal Comfort in Your Office and Home

By Marie Barron, Designer, The Kastrop Group, Inc., Architects Last week we finally got some rain, and the weather’s finally cooling from the summer months to remind us that winter is approaching.  With this transition, I wanted to take the … Continue reading

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Waste Disposal: Can good design help with recycling?

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc., Architects This morning I realized that waste disposal is not ordinarily a priority in space planning, but it should be. I was cleaning up after cooking in my kitchen and I … Continue reading

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It Takes a Team: Construction problems that could have been avoided

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects Lately we received calls from potential clients who want us to rescue a project that went sideways far into the design and construction process. This is so unnecessary and makes … Continue reading

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I need it Yesterday. Why does it take so long?

This is a common refrain in the construction industry. An ironic related issue is that potential clients take months (sometimes years) deciding whether or not to move ahead with a project. Once they do decide, however, they want it done … Continue reading

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Amazing Progress- Technology in Architecture

By now almost everyone is aware that most architects don’t draw their designs at a drafting table with a protractor and a t-square anymore. Most firms do some or all of their construction drawings in CADD, the commonly-used acronym that … Continue reading

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